|Clearfield County Sheriff's Office||Clearfield||Pennsylvania 16830|
|Elk County Sheriff's Office||Ridgway||Pennsylvania 15853||32 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Brookville||Pennsylvania 15825||33 miles|
|Centre County Sheriff||Bellefonte||Pennsylvania 16823||37 miles|
|Cameron County Sheriff's Office||Emporium||Pennsylvania 15834||38 miles|
|Cambria County Sheriff||Ebensburg||Pennsylvania 15931||38 miles|
|Blair County Sheriff's Office||Hollidaysburg||Pennsylvania 16648||40 miles|
|Huntingdon County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Pennsylvania 16652||43 miles|
|Indiana County Sheriff's Office||Indiana||Pennsylvania 15701||44 miles|
|Clarion County Sheriff's Office||Clarion||Pennsylvania 16214||50 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Lock Haven||Pennsylvania 17745||55 miles|
|Mifflin County Sheriff's Office||Lewistown||Pennsylvania 17044||55 miles|
|Armstrong County Sheriff's Office||Kittanning||Pennsylvania 16201||56 miles|
|Mckean County Sheriff's Office||Smethport||Pennsylvania 16749||56 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Roulette||Pennsylvania 16746||58 miles|
|Forest County Sheriff's Department||Tionesta||Pennsylvania 16353||61 miles|
|Juniata County Sheriff's Office||Mifflintown||Pennsylvania 17059||64 miles|
|Bedford County Sheriff's Office||Bedford||Pennsylvania 15522||68 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Pennsylvania 16365||68 miles|
|Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office||Greensburg||Pennsylvania 15601||74 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.