|Williams County Sheriff's Office||Williston||North Dakota 58801|
|McKenzie County Sheriff's Office||Watford||North Dakota 58854||39 miles|
|Divide County Sheriff's Office||Crosby||North Dakota 58730||40 miles|
|Mountrail County Sheriff's Office||Stanley||North Dakota 58784||51 miles|
|Richland County Sheriff's Office||Sidney||Montana 59270||54 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Plentywood||Montana 59254||56 miles|
|Burke County Sheriff's Office||Bowbells||North Dakota 58721||65 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Manning||North Dakota 58642||85 miles|
|Daniels County Sheriff's Office||Scobey||Montana 59263||93 miles|
|Renville County Sheriff's Office||Mohall||North Dakota 58761||95 miles|
|Billings County Sheriff's Office||Medora||North Dakota 58645||100 miles|
|Wibaux County Sheriff's Office||Wibaux||Montana 59353||100 miles|
|Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office||Wolf Point||Montana 59201||100 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Glendive||Montana 59330||101 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Beach||North Dakota 58621||102 miles|
|Ward County Sheriff's Office||Minot||North Dakota 58701||102 miles|
|Stark County Sheriff's Office||Dickinson||North Dakota 58601||106 miles|
|Mccone County Sheriff's Office||Circle||Montana 59215||116 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||North Dakota 58571||122 miles|
|Slope County Sheriff's Office||Amidon||North Dakota 58620||130 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.