|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Somerset||Kentucky 42502|
|Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office||Mount Vernon||Kentucky 40456||22 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Kentucky 42633||24 miles|
|Casey County Sheriff's Office||Liberty||Kentucky 42539||25 miles|
|Mccreary County Sheriff's Office||Whitley City||Kentucky 42653||27 miles|
|Laurel County Sheriff's Office||London||Kentucky 40741||27 miles|
|Russell County Sheriff's Office||Jamestown||Kentucky 42629||28 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Stanford||Kentucky 40484||29 miles|
|Whitley County Sheriff's Office||Williamsburg||Kentucky 40769||34 miles|
|Garrard County Sheriff's Office||Lancaster||Kentucky 40444||35 miles|
|Boyle County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Kentucky 40422||39 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||McKee||Kentucky 40447||39 miles|
|Adair County Sheriff's Office||Columbia||Kentucky 42728||40 miles|
|Knox County Sheriff's Office||Barbourville||Kentucky 40906||42 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Albany||Kentucky 42602||42 miles|
|Taylor County Sheriff||Campbellsville||Kentucky 42718||45 miles|
|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Manchester||Kentucky 40962||45 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Richmond||Kentucky 40475||47 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Harrodsburg||Kentucky 40330||48 miles|
|Pickett County Sheriff's Office||Byrdstown||Tennessee 38549||48 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.