|Juniata County Sheriff's Office||Mifflintown||Pennsylvania 17059|
|Mifflin County Sheriff's Office||Lewistown||Pennsylvania 17044||10 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||New Bloomfield||Pennsylvania 17068||14 miles|
|Cumberland County Sheriff's Office||Carlisle||Pennsylvania 17013||25 miles|
|Snyder County Sheriff's Office||Middleburg||Pennsylvania 17842||26 miles|
|Huntingdon County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Pennsylvania 16652||32 miles|
|Centre County Sheriff||Bellefonte||Pennsylvania 16823||33 miles|
|Dauphin County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Pennsylvania 17101||33 miles|
|Northumberland County Sheriff's Office||Sunbury||Pennsylvania 17801||39 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||Lewisburg||Pennsylvania 17837||40 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Lock Haven||Pennsylvania 17745||42 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Chambersburg||Pennsylvania 17201||43 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Gettysburg||Pennsylvania 17325||49 miles|
|Montour County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Pennsylvania 17821||51 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff||McConnellsburg||Pennsylvania 17233||52 miles|
|Blair County Sheriff's Office||Hollidaysburg||Pennsylvania 16648||53 miles|
|County Sheriff||York||Pennsylvania 17401||53 miles|
|Lebanon County District Attorney's Office||Lebanon||Pennsylvania 17042||53 miles|
|Lycoming County Sheriff's Office||Williamsport||Pennsylvania 17701||53 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Bloomsburg||Pennsylvania 17815||59 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.