|Monroe County Sheriff||Tompkinsville||Kentucky 42167|
|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Celina||Tennessee 38551||16 miles|
|Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office||Edmonton||Kentucky 42129||19 miles|
|Cumberland County Sheriff's Office||Burkesville||Kentucky 42717||20 miles|
|Macon County Sheriff's Office||Lafayette||Tennessee 37083||22 miles|
|Barren County Sheriff's Office||Glasgow||Kentucky 42141||22 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Gainesboro||Tennessee 38562||25 miles|
|Allen County Sheriff's Office||Scottsville||Kentucky 42164||27 miles|
|Overton County Sheriff's Office||Livingston||Tennessee 38570||31 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Albany||Kentucky 42602||32 miles|
|Trousdale County Sheriff's Office||Hartsville||Tennessee 37074||33 miles|
|Pickett County Sheriff's Office||Byrdstown||Tennessee 38549||34 miles|
|Smith County Sheriff's Office||Carthage||Tennessee 37030||35 miles|
|Adair County Sheriff's Office||Columbia||Kentucky 42728||35 miles|
|Green County Sheriff's Office||Greensburg||Kentucky 42743||40 miles|
|Putnam County Sheriff's Office||Cookeville||Tennessee 38501||40 miles|
|Hart County Sheriff's Office||Munfordville||Kentucky 42765||40 miles|
|Russell County Sheriff's Office||Jamestown||Kentucky 42629||41 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Bowling Green||Kentucky 42101||45 miles|
|Edmonson County Sheriff||Brownsville||Kentucky 42210||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.