|Burlington County Sheriff's Office||Mount Holly||New Jersey 08060|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Trenton||New Jersey 08608||24 miles|
|Camden County Sheriff's Office||Camden||New Jersey 08102||25 miles|
|Ocean County Sheriff's Office||Toms River||New Jersey 08753||25 miles|
|Gloucester County Sheriff Department||Woodbury||New Jersey 08096||26 miles|
|Philadelphia County Sheriff's Office||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania 19110||27 miles|
|Atlantic County Sheriff||Hamilton||New Jersey 08330||30 miles|
|Monmouth County Sheriff's Office||Freehold||New Jersey 07728||34 miles|
|Delaware County Sheriff's Office||Media||Pennsylvania 19063||39 miles|
|Bucks County Sheriff's Office||Doylestown||Pennsylvania 18901||39 miles|
|Middlesex County Sheriff's Office||New Brunswick||New Jersey 08901||43 miles|
|Cumberland County Sheriff's Office||Bridgeton||New Jersey 08302||43 miles|
|Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office||Flemington||New Jersey 08822||45 miles|
|Salem County Sheriff's Office||Salem||New Jersey 08079||48 miles|
|New Castle County Sheriff's Office||Wilmington||Delaware 19801||48 miles|
|Somerset County Sheriff's Office||Somerville||New Jersey 08876||48 miles|
|Chester County Sheriff's Office||West Chester||Pennsylvania 19382||50 miles|
|Cape May County Sheriff's Office||Cape May Court House||New Jersey 08210||54 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||Elizabeth||New Jersey 07202||59 miles|
|Richmond County Sheriff's Office||New York||New York 10301||61 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.