|Centre County Sheriff||Bellefonte||Pennsylvania 16823|
|Mifflin County Sheriff's Office||Lewistown||Pennsylvania 17044||26 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Lock Haven||Pennsylvania 17745||26 miles|
|Huntingdon County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Pennsylvania 16652||30 miles|
|Clearfield County Sheriff's Office||Clearfield||Pennsylvania 16830||32 miles|
|Juniata County Sheriff's Office||Mifflintown||Pennsylvania 17059||33 miles|
|Snyder County Sheriff's Office||Middleburg||Pennsylvania 17842||43 miles|
|Blair County Sheriff's Office||Hollidaysburg||Pennsylvania 16648||44 miles|
|Cameron County Sheriff's Office||Emporium||Pennsylvania 15834||46 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||New Bloomfield||Pennsylvania 17068||48 miles|
|Lycoming County Sheriff's Office||Williamsport||Pennsylvania 17701||50 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||Lewisburg||Pennsylvania 17837||51 miles|
|Cambria County Sheriff||Ebensburg||Pennsylvania 15931||55 miles|
|Northumberland County Sheriff's Office||Sunbury||Pennsylvania 17801||55 miles|
|Elk County Sheriff's Office||Ridgway||Pennsylvania 15853||58 miles|
|Cumberland County Sheriff's Office||Carlisle||Pennsylvania 17013||60 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Roulette||Pennsylvania 16746||60 miles|
|Montour County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Pennsylvania 17821||64 miles|
|Tioga County Sheriff's Department||Wellsboro||Pennsylvania 16901||64 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Brookville||Pennsylvania 15825||67 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.