|Carbon County Sheriff||Jim Thorpe||Pennsylvania 18229|
|Luzerne County Sheriff's Office||Wilkes-Barre||Pennsylvania 18711||25 miles|
|Lehigh County Sheriff's Office||Allentown||Pennsylvania 18101||25 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Stroudsburg||Pennsylvania 18360||27 miles|
|Northampton County Sheriff's Office||Easton||Pennsylvania 18042||30 miles|
|Schuylkill County Sheriff's Office||Pottsville||Pennsylvania 17901||30 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Belvidere||New Jersey 07823||33 miles|
|Lackawanna County Sheriff's Office||Scranton||Pennsylvania 18503||34 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Bloomsburg||Pennsylvania 17815||40 miles|
|Berks County Sheriff's Office||Reading||Pennsylvania 19601||42 miles|
|Wyoming County Sheriff's Office||Tunkhannock||Pennsylvania 18657||45 miles|
|Montour County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Pennsylvania 17821||48 miles|
|Sussex County Sheriff's Office||Newton||New Jersey 07860||51 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff Office||Honesdale||Pennsylvania 18431||51 miles|
|Bucks County Sheriff's Office||Doylestown||Pennsylvania 18901||52 miles|
|Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office||Flemington||New Jersey 08822||52 miles|
|Sullivan County Sheriff's Office||Laporte||Pennsylvania 18626||54 miles|
|Pike County Sheriff's Office||Milford||Pennsylvania 18337||55 miles|
|Lebanon County District Attorney's Office||Lebanon||Pennsylvania 17042||55 miles|
|Northumberland County Sheriff's Office||Sunbury||Pennsylvania 17801||57 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.