|Lehigh County Sheriff's Office||Allentown||Pennsylvania 18101|
|Carbon County Sheriff||Jim Thorpe||Pennsylvania 18229||19 miles|
|Northampton County Sheriff's Office||Easton||Pennsylvania 18042||20 miles|
|Berks County Sheriff's Office||Reading||Pennsylvania 19601||26 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Belvidere||New Jersey 07823||31 miles|
|Bucks County Sheriff's Office||Doylestown||Pennsylvania 18901||32 miles|
|Schuylkill County Sheriff's Office||Pottsville||Pennsylvania 17901||32 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Stroudsburg||Pennsylvania 18360||33 miles|
|Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office||Flemington||New Jersey 08822||39 miles|
|Chester County Sheriff's Office||West Chester||Pennsylvania 19382||45 miles|
|Luzerne County Sheriff's Office||Wilkes-Barre||Pennsylvania 18711||47 miles|
|Lebanon County District Attorney's Office||Lebanon||Pennsylvania 17042||48 miles|
|Delaware County Sheriff's Office||Media||Pennsylvania 19063||49 miles|
|Philadelphia County Sheriff's Office||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania 19110||51 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Trenton||New Jersey 08608||51 miles|
|Somerset County Sheriff's Office||Somerville||New Jersey 08876||52 miles|
|Camden County Sheriff's Office||Camden||New Jersey 08102||52 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Bloomsburg||Pennsylvania 17815||53 miles|
|Sussex County Sheriff's Office||Newton||New Jersey 07860||53 miles|
|Lancaster County Sheriff's Office||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17602||55 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.