|Jefferson County Sheriff Office||Kearneysville||West Virginia 25430|
|Berkeley County Sheriff's Office||Martinsburg||West Virginia 25401||11 miles|
|Clarke County Sheriff's Office||Berryville||Virginia 22611||12 miles|
|Frederick County Sheriff's Office||Winchester||Virginia 22601||18 miles|
|Winchester County Sheriff's Office||Winchester||Virginia 22601||18 miles|
|Loudoun County Sheriff's Office||Leesburg||Virginia 20175||22 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hagerstown||Maryland 21740||23 miles|
|Frederick County Sheriff's Office||Frederick||Maryland 21701||27 miles|
|Morgan County Sheriff's Office||Berkeley Springs||West Virginia 25411||29 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office VIRGINIA||Front Royal||Virginia 22630||33 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Rockville||Maryland 20850||41 miles|
|Fauquier County Sheriff's Office||Warrenton||Virginia 20186||41 miles|
|Prince William County Sheriff's Office||Manassas||Virginia 20110||44 miles|
|Fairfax County Sheriff's Office||Fairfax||Virginia 22030||44 miles|
|Manassas Park County Sheriff's Office||Manassas||Virginia 20110||44 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff||McConnellsburg||Pennsylvania 17233||44 miles|
|Rappahannock County Sheriff's Office||Washington||Virginia 22747||44 miles|
|Manassas County Sheriff's Office||Manassas||Virginia 20110||44 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Chambersburg||Pennsylvania 17201||45 miles|
|Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office||Woodstock||Virginia 22664||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.