|Hart County Sheriff's Office||Munfordville||Kentucky 42765|
|Larue County Sheriff's Office||Hodgenville||Kentucky 42748||19 miles|
|Green County Sheriff's Office||Greensburg||Kentucky 42743||21 miles|
|Barren County Sheriff's Office||Glasgow||Kentucky 42141||22 miles|
|Edmonson County Sheriff||Brownsville||Kentucky 42210||23 miles|
|Grayson County Sheriff||Leitchfield||Kentucky 42754||25 miles|
|Hardin County Sheriff Administration||Elizabethtown||Kentucky 42701||26 miles|
|Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office||Edmonton||Kentucky 42129||27 miles|
|Taylor County Sheriff||Campbellsville||Kentucky 42718||30 miles|
|Adair County Sheriff's Office||Columbia||Kentucky 42728||35 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Bowling Green||Kentucky 42101||38 miles|
|Marion County Sheriff's Office||Lebanon||Kentucky 40033||39 miles|
|Nelson County Sheriff's Office||Bardstown||Kentucky 40004||41 miles|
|Allen County Sheriff's Office||Scottsville||Kentucky 42164||43 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff||Tompkinsville||Kentucky 42167||44 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Kentucky 40069||44 miles|
|Butler County Sheriff's Office||Morgantown||Kentucky 42261||45 miles|
|Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office||Hardinsburg||Kentucky 40143||45 miles|
|Cumberland County Sheriff's Office||Burkesville||Kentucky 42717||46 miles|
|Meade County Sheriff's Office||Brandenburg||Kentucky 40108||47 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.