|Adair County Sheriff's Office||Columbia||Kentucky 42728|
|Russell County Sheriff's Office||Jamestown||Kentucky 42629||14 miles|
|Green County Sheriff's Office||Greensburg||Kentucky 42743||16 miles|
|Taylor County Sheriff||Campbellsville||Kentucky 42718||16 miles|
|Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office||Edmonton||Kentucky 42129||21 miles|
|Cumberland County Sheriff's Office||Burkesville||Kentucky 42717||22 miles|
|Casey County Sheriff's Office||Liberty||Kentucky 42539||24 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Albany||Kentucky 42602||30 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Kentucky 42633||31 miles|
|Marion County Sheriff's Office||Lebanon||Kentucky 40033||32 miles|
|Barren County Sheriff's Office||Glasgow||Kentucky 42141||36 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff||Tompkinsville||Kentucky 42167||36 miles|
|Hart County Sheriff's Office||Munfordville||Kentucky 42765||36 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Somerset||Kentucky 42502||37 miles|
|Pickett County Sheriff's Office||Byrdstown||Tennessee 38549||38 miles|
|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Celina||Tennessee 38551||40 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Kentucky 40069||41 miles|
|Larue County Sheriff's Office||Hodgenville||Kentucky 42748||41 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Stanford||Kentucky 40484||46 miles|
|Boyle County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Kentucky 40422||47 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.