|Schuylkill County Sheriff's Office||Pottsville||Pennsylvania 17901|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Bloomsburg||Pennsylvania 17815||24 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff||Jim Thorpe||Pennsylvania 18229||27 miles|
|Montour County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Pennsylvania 17821||27 miles|
|Lebanon County District Attorney's Office||Lebanon||Pennsylvania 17042||28 miles|
|Berks County Sheriff's Office||Reading||Pennsylvania 19601||30 miles|
|Northumberland County Sheriff's Office||Sunbury||Pennsylvania 17801||32 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||Lewisburg||Pennsylvania 17837||39 miles|
|Lehigh County Sheriff's Office||Allentown||Pennsylvania 18101||40 miles|
|Luzerne County Sheriff's Office||Wilkes-Barre||Pennsylvania 18711||42 miles|
|Snyder County Sheriff's Office||Middleburg||Pennsylvania 17842||44 miles|
|Lancaster County Sheriff's Office||Lancaster||Pennsylvania 17602||46 miles|
|Dauphin County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Pennsylvania 17101||47 miles|
|Sullivan County Sheriff's Office||Laporte||Pennsylvania 18626||52 miles|
|Northampton County Sheriff's Office||Easton||Pennsylvania 18042||52 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||New Bloomfield||Pennsylvania 17068||55 miles|
|Lycoming County Sheriff's Office||Williamsport||Pennsylvania 17701||55 miles|
|Lackawanna County Sheriff's Office||Scranton||Pennsylvania 18503||57 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Stroudsburg||Pennsylvania 18360||57 miles|
|County Sheriff||York||Pennsylvania 17401||58 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.