|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Chambersburg||Pennsylvania 17201|
|Fulton County Sheriff||McConnellsburg||Pennsylvania 17233||15 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hagerstown||Maryland 21740||20 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Gettysburg||Pennsylvania 17325||27 miles|
|Morgan County Sheriff's Office||Berkeley Springs||West Virginia 25411||34 miles|
|Cumberland County Sheriff's Office||Carlisle||Pennsylvania 17013||34 miles|
|Berkeley County Sheriff's Office||Martinsburg||West Virginia 25401||36 miles|
|Frederick County Sheriff's Office||Frederick||Maryland 21701||40 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff Office||Kearneysville||West Virginia 25430||41 miles|
|Huntingdon County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Pennsylvania 16652||41 miles|
|Bedford County Sheriff's Office||Bedford||Pennsylvania 15522||42 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||New Bloomfield||Pennsylvania 17068||44 miles|
|Frederick County Sheriff's Office||Westminster||Maryland 21157||46 miles|
|Mifflin County Sheriff's Office||Lewistown||Pennsylvania 17044||47 miles|
|Juniata County Sheriff's Office||Mifflintown||Pennsylvania 17059||48 miles|
|Blair County Sheriff's Office||Hollidaysburg||Pennsylvania 16648||50 miles|
|Dauphin County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Pennsylvania 17101||50 miles|
|County Sheriff||York||Pennsylvania 17401||53 miles|
|Clarke County Sheriff's Office||Berryville||Virginia 22611||55 miles|
|Frederick County Sheriff's Office||Winchester||Virginia 22601||56 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.