|Bath County Sheriff's Office||Owingsville||Kentucky 40360||9 miles|
|Nicholas County Sheriff's Office||Carlisle||Kentucky 40311||10 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Mount Sterling||Kentucky 40353||14 miles|
|Fleming County Sheriff's Office||Flemingsburg||Kentucky 41041||14 miles|
|Bourbon County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Kentucky 40361||21 miles|
|Robertson County Sheriff's Office||Mount Olivet||Kentucky 41064||22 miles|
|Menifee County Sheriff's Office||Frenchburg||Kentucky 40322||24 miles|
|Rowan County Sheriff's Office||Morehead||Kentucky 40351||24 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff||Winchester||Kentucky 40391||24 miles|
|Harrison County Sheriff's Office||Cynthiana||Kentucky 41031||25 miles|
|Powell County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||Kentucky 40380||27 miles|
|Mason County Sheriff's Office||Maysville||Kentucky 41056||28 miles|
|Bracken County Sheriff's Office||Brooksville||Kentucky 41004||32 miles|
|Fayette County Sheriff's Office||Lexington-Fayette||Kentucky 40507||37 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Georgetown||Kentucky 40324||38 miles|
|Estill County Sheriff's Office||Irvine||Kentucky 40336||38 miles|
|Lewis County Sheriff's Office||Vanceburg||Kentucky 41179||39 miles|
|Pendleton County Sheriff's Office||Falmouth||Kentucky 41040||39 miles|
|Wolfe County Sheriff's Office||Campton||Kentucky 41301||39 miles|
|Morgan County Sheriff's Office||West Liberty||Kentucky 41472||40 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.