|Lucas County Sheriff's Office||Toledo||Ohio 43604||9 miles|
|Wood County Sheriff's Office||Bowling Green||Ohio 43402||17 miles|
|Sandusky County Sheriff's Office||Fremont||Ohio 43420||23 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Monroe||Michigan 48161||24 miles|
|Ottawa County Sheriff's Office||Port Clinton||Ohio 43452||25 miles|
|Seneca County Sheriff's Office||Tiffin||Ohio 44883||36 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff's Office||Wauseon||Ohio 43567||37 miles|
|Henry County Sheriff's Office||Napoleon||Ohio 43545||38 miles|
|Hancock County Sheriff's Office||Findlay||Ohio 45840||38 miles|
|Erie County Sheriff's Office||Sandusky||Ohio 44870||39 miles|
|Lenawee County Sheriff's Office||Adrian||Michigan 49221||39 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.