|Pendleton County Sheriff's Office||Falmouth||Kentucky 41040||9 miles|
|Bracken County Sheriff's Office||Brooksville||Kentucky 41004||9 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Georgetown||Ohio 45121||18 miles|
|Robertson County Sheriff's Office||Mount Olivet||Kentucky 41064||18 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Williamstown||Kentucky 41097||21 miles|
|Clermont County Sheriff's Office||Batavia||Ohio 45103||23 miles|
|Mason County Sheriff's Office||Maysville||Kentucky 41056||25 miles|
|Harrison County Sheriff's Office||Cynthiana||Kentucky 41031||26 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff's Office||Newport||Kentucky 41071||27 miles|
|Kenton County Sheriff's Office||Covington||Kentucky 41011||28 miles|
|Hamilton County Sheriff's Office||Cincinnati||Ohio 45202||29 miles|
|Nicholas County Sheriff's Office||Carlisle||Kentucky 40311||32 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Burlington||Kentucky 41005||34 miles|
|Fleming County Sheriff's Office||Flemingsburg||Kentucky 41041||35 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||West Union||Ohio 45693||36 miles|
|Ohio County Sheriff||Rising Sun||Indiana 47040||37 miles|
|Owen County Sheriff's Office||Owenton||Kentucky 40359||38 miles|
|Gallatin County Sheriff's Office||Warsaw||Kentucky 41095||38 miles|
|Bourbon County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Kentucky 40361||38 miles|
|Dearborn County Sheriff's Office||Lawrenceburg||Indiana 47025||42 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.