|Bradford County Sheriff's Office||Towanda||Pennsylvania 18848|
|Sullivan County Sheriff's Office||Laporte||Pennsylvania 18626||25 miles|
|Chemung County Sheriff's Office||Elmira||New York 14901||26 miles|
|Tioga County Sheriff's Office||Owego||New York 13827||27 miles|
|Susquehanna County Sheriff's Office||Montrose||Pennsylvania 18801||33 miles|
|Wyoming County Sheriff's Office||Tunkhannock||Pennsylvania 18657||33 miles|
|Broome County Sheriff's Office||Binghamton||New York 13905||38 miles|
|Tioga County Sheriff's Department||Wellsboro||Pennsylvania 16901||41 miles|
|Schuyler County Sheriff's Office||Watkins Glen||New York 14891||45 miles|
|Lycoming County Sheriff's Office||Williamsport||Pennsylvania 17701||46 miles|
|Tompkins County Sheriff's Office||Ithaca||New York 14850||48 miles|
|Luzerne County Sheriff's Office||Wilkes-Barre||Pennsylvania 18711||49 miles|
|Lackawanna County Sheriff's Office||Scranton||Pennsylvania 18503||51 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Bloomsburg||Pennsylvania 17815||55 miles|
|Steuben County Sheriff's Office||Bath||New York 14810||56 miles|
|Montour County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Pennsylvania 17821||58 miles|
|Cortland County Sheriff's Office||Cortland||New York 13045||58 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||Lewisburg||Pennsylvania 17837||61 miles|
|Northumberland County Sheriff's Office||Sunbury||Pennsylvania 17801||66 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff Office||Honesdale||Pennsylvania 18431||66 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.