|Berks County Sheriff's Office||Reading||Pennsylvania 19601|
|Schuylkill County Sheriff's Office||Pottsville||Pennsylvania 17901||24 miles|
|Lebanon County District Attorney's Office||Lebanon||Pennsylvania 17042||27 miles|
|Lehigh County Sheriff's Office||Allentown||Pennsylvania 18101||27 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff||Jim Thorpe||Pennsylvania 18229||33 miles|
|Lancaster County Sheriff's Office||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17602||33 miles|
|Chester County Sheriff's Office||West Chester||Pennsylvania 19382||36 miles|
|Northampton County Sheriff's Office||Easton||Pennsylvania 18042||42 miles|
|Bucks County Sheriff's Office||Doylestown||Pennsylvania 18901||43 miles|
|Delaware County Sheriff's Office||Media||Pennsylvania 19063||44 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Bloomsburg||Pennsylvania 17815||49 miles|
|New Castle County Sheriff's Office||Wilmington||Delaware 19801||51 miles|
|Philadelphia County Sheriff's Office||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania 19110||51 miles|
|Dauphin County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Pennsylvania 17101||51 miles|
|Montour County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Pennsylvania 17821||52 miles|
|County Sheriff||York||Pennsylvania 17401||52 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Belvidere||New Jersey 07823||53 miles|
|Camden County Sheriff's Office||Camden||New Jersey 08102||54 miles|
|Northumberland County Sheriff's Office||Sunbury||Pennsylvania 17801||55 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Stroudsburg||Pennsylvania 18360||55 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.