|Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office||Little Valley||New York 14755|
|Mckean County Sheriff's Office||Smethport||Pennsylvania 16749||32 miles|
|Allegany County Sheriff's Office||Belmont||New York 14813||33 miles|
|Kings County Sheriff's Office||Belmont||New York 14813||33 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Pennsylvania 16365||37 miles|
|Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office||Mayville||New York 14757||43 miles|
|Wyoming County Sheriff's Office||Warsaw||New York 14569||44 miles|
|Erie County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||New York 14202||46 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Roulette||Pennsylvania 16746||46 miles|
|Cameron County Sheriff's Office||Emporium||Pennsylvania 15834||55 miles|
|Elk County Sheriff's Office||Ridgway||Pennsylvania 15853||57 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Geneseo||New York 14454||58 miles|
|Genesee County Sheriff's Office||Batavia||New York 14020||59 miles|
|Niagara County Sheriff's Office||Lockport||New York 14094||65 miles|
|Forest County Sheriff's Department||Tionesta||Pennsylvania 16353||66 miles|
|Steuben County Sheriff's Office||Bath||New York 14810||70 miles|
|Orleans County Sheriff's Office||Albion||New York 14411||73 miles|
|Erie County Sheriff's Office||Erie||Pennsylvania 16501||73 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Brookville||Pennsylvania 15825||78 miles|
|Tioga County Sheriff's Department||Wellsboro||Pennsylvania 16901||78 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.