|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Brookville||Indiana 47012||6 miles|
|Dearborn County Sheriff's Office||Lawrenceburg||Indiana 47025||19 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||Liberty||Indiana 47353||19 miles|
|Butler County Sheriff's Office||Hamilton||Ohio 45011||20 miles|
|Fayette County Sheriff's Office||Connersville||Indiana 47331||22 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Burlington||Kentucky 41005||25 miles|
|Ripley County Sheriff's Office||Versailles||Indiana 47042||26 miles|
|Ohio County Sheriff||Rising Sun||Indiana 47040||28 miles|
|Hamilton County Sheriff's Office||Cincinnati||Ohio 45202||29 miles|
|Kenton County Sheriff's Office||Covington||Kentucky 41011||29 miles|
|Decatur County Sheriff's Department||Greensburg||Indiana 47240||30 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff's Office||Newport||Kentucky 41071||30 miles|
|Preble County Sheriff's Office||Eaton||Ohio 45320||32 miles|
|Rush County Sheriff's Office||Rushville||Indiana 46173||32 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff||Richmond||Indiana 47374||33 miles|
|Gallatin County Sheriff's Office||Warsaw||Kentucky 41095||40 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Lebanon||Ohio 45036||40 miles|
|Switzerland County Sheriff's Office||Vevay||Indiana 47043||43 miles|
|Clermont County Sheriff's Office||Batavia||Ohio 45103||44 miles|
|Jennings County Sheriff's Office||North Vernon||Indiana 47265||44 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.