|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Georgetown||Kentucky 40324||8 miles|
|Woodford County Sheriff's Office||Versailles||Kentucky 40383||8 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff Office||Frankfort||Kentucky 40601||11 miles|
|Fayette County Sheriff's Office||Lexington-Fayette||Kentucky 40507||12 miles|
|Anderson County Sheriff's Office||Lawrenceburg||Kentucky 40342||14 miles|
|Jessamine County Sheriff's Office||Nicholasville||Kentucky 40356||20 miles|
|Bourbon County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Kentucky 40361||24 miles|
|Harrison County Sheriff's Office||Cynthiana||Kentucky 41031||26 miles|
|Owen County Sheriff's Office||Owenton||Kentucky 40359||28 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Harrodsburg||Kentucky 40330||29 miles|
|Shelby County Sheriff's Office||Shelbyville||Kentucky 40065||29 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff||Winchester||Kentucky 40391||29 miles|
|Henry County Sheriff's Office||New Castle||Kentucky 40050||33 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Williamstown||Kentucky 41097||34 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Richmond||Kentucky 40475||35 miles|
|Boyle County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Kentucky 40422||36 miles|
|Nicholas County Sheriff's Office||Carlisle||Kentucky 40311||37 miles|
|Spencer County Sheriff's Office||Taylorsville||Kentucky 40071||37 miles|
|Garrard County Sheriff's Office||Lancaster||Kentucky 40444||37 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Mount Sterling||Kentucky 40353||41 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.