|Daviess County Sheriff's Office||Owensboro||Kentucky 42303||12 miles|
|Mclean County Sheriff's Office||Calhoun||Kentucky 42327||14 miles|
|Henderson County Sheriff's Office||Henderson||Kentucky 42420||16 miles|
|Spencer County Sheriff||Rockport||Indiana 47635||19 miles|
|Warrick County Sheriff's Office||Boonville||Indiana 47601||22 miles|
|Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office||Evansville||Indiana 47711||22 miles|
|Webster County Sheriff's Office||Dixon||Kentucky 42409||25 miles|
|Hopkins County Sheriff's Office||Madisonville||Kentucky 42431||29 miles|
|Ohio County Sheriff's Office||Hartford||Kentucky 42347||30 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||Morganfield||Kentucky 42437||32 miles|
|Hancock County Sheriff's Office||Hawesville||Kentucky 42348||34 miles|
|Posey County Jail||Mount Vernon||Indiana 47620||35 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office & Detention Center||Tell||Indiana 47586||35 miles|
|Muhlenberg County Sheriff||Greenville||Kentucky 42345||38 miles|
|Gibson County Sheriff's Office||Princeton||Indiana 47670||45 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.