|Chittenden County Sheriff's Office||South Burlington||Vermont 05403|
|Franklin County Sheriffs Office||St. Albans||Vermont 05478||24 miles|
|Lamoille County Sheriff's Office||Hyde Park||Vermont 05655||25 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Plattsburgh||New York 12901||26 miles|
|Grand Isle County Sheriff's Office||North Hero||Vermont 05474||27 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Montpelier||Vermont 05602||28 miles|
|Essex County Sheriff's Office||Elizabethtown||New York 12932||31 miles|
|Addison County Sheriff's Office||Middlebury||Vermont 05753||32 miles|
|Orange County Sheriff's Office||Washington||Vermont 05675||44 miles|
|Caledonia County Sheriff's Office||St. Johnsbury||Vermont 05819||52 miles|
|Orleans County Sheriff's Office||Newport||Vermont 05855||55 miles|
|Grafton County Civil Division||North Haverhill||New Hampshire 03774||56 miles|
|Rutland County Sheriff's Office||Rutland||Vermont 05701||59 miles|
|Windsor County Sheriff's Office||Woodstock||Vermont 05091||64 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Malone||New York 12953||67 miles|
|Coos County Sheriff's Office||Lancaster||New Hampshire 03584||74 miles|
|Sheriff Department||Guildhall||Vermont 05905||75 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Lake George||New York 12845||82 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Fort Edward||New York 12828||86 miles|
|Sullivan County Sheriff's Office||Newport||New Hampshire 03773||88 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.