|Huntingdon County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Pennsylvania 16652|
|Blair County Sheriff's Office||Hollidaysburg||Pennsylvania 16648||22 miles|
|Mifflin County Sheriff's Office||Lewistown||Pennsylvania 17044||24 miles|
|Juniata County Sheriff's Office||Mifflintown||Pennsylvania 17059||32 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff||McConnellsburg||Pennsylvania 17233||34 miles|
|Centre County Sheriff||Bellefonte||Pennsylvania 16823||35 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Chambersburg||Pennsylvania 17201||37 miles|
|Bedford County Sheriff's Office||Bedford||Pennsylvania 15522||40 miles|
|Cambria County Sheriff||Ebensburg||Pennsylvania 15931||40 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||New Bloomfield||Pennsylvania 17068||41 miles|
|Cumberland County Sheriff's Office||Carlisle||Pennsylvania 17013||44 miles|
|Clearfield County Sheriff's Office||Clearfield||Pennsylvania 16830||48 miles|
|Snyder County Sheriff's Office||Middleburg||Pennsylvania 17842||55 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hagerstown||Maryland 21740||55 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Gettysburg||Pennsylvania 17325||57 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Lock Haven||Pennsylvania 17745||57 miles|
|Morgan County Sheriff's Office||Berkeley Springs||West Virginia 25411||57 miles|
|Dauphin County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Pennsylvania 17101||58 miles|
|Indiana County Sheriff's Office||Indiana||Pennsylvania 15701||64 miles|
|Somerset County Sheriff's Office||Somerset||Pennsylvania 15501||65 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.