|Waukesha County Sheriff's Office||Waukesha||Wisconsin 53188|
|Walworth County Sheriff Services||Elkhorn||Wisconsin 53121||19 miles|
|Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office||Milwaukee||Wisconsin 53233||19 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Jefferson||Wisconsin 53549||25 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||West Bend||Wisconsin 53090||29 miles|
|Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office||Port Washington||Wisconsin 53074||32 miles|
|Racine County Sheriff's Office||Racine||Wisconsin 53403||33 miles|
|Dodge County Sheriff's Office||Juneau||Wisconsin 53039||33 miles|
|Kenosha County Sheriff's Office||Kenosha||Wisconsin 53140||39 miles|
|Rock County Sheriff's Office||Janesville||Wisconsin 53545||42 miles|
|Mchenry County Sheriff's Office||Woodstock||Illinois 60098||47 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Waukegan||Illinois 60085||52 miles|
|Fond Du Lac County Sheriff's Office||Fond du Lac||Wisconsin 54935||53 miles|
|Dane County Sheriff's Office||Madison||Wisconsin 53703||54 miles|
|Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office||Sheboygan||Wisconsin 53081||59 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Belvidere||Illinois 61008||59 miles|
|Winnebago County Sheriff's Office||Rockford||Illinois 61101||65 miles|
|Green Lake County Sheriff's Office||Green Lake||Wisconsin 54941||66 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Portage||Wisconsin 53901||68 miles|
|Calumet County Sheriff's Office||Chilton||Wisconsin 53014||70 miles|
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official who serves a specific county. Many of the responsibilities of the sheriff overlap with those of local police departments. The biggest difference is that a sheriff has jurisdiction over the entire county, while police departments can only enforce laws within city limits.
While sheriffs share law enforcement duties with city police officers, their degree of responsibility varies by jurisdiction. Municipalities with limited resources often contract law enforcement services to the sheriff, especially for complex crimes where they may not be equipped to conduct a detailed investigation.
Sheriffs tend to be more involved in cases where a suspect operates across city lines. Since they have the authority to investigate crimes and make arrests in any city in their jurisdiction, they often act as a bridge between various municipal law enforcement agencies in that jurisdiction.