|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Wilmington||Ohio 45177||9 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Lebanon||Ohio 45036||12 miles|
|Greene County Sheriff's Office||Xenia||Ohio 45385||20 miles|
|Highland County Sheriff's Office||Hillsboro||Ohio 45133||23 miles|
|Clermont County Sheriff's Office||Batavia||Ohio 45103||24 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Dayton||Ohio 45422||28 miles|
|Butler County Sheriff's Office||Hamilton||Ohio 45011||30 miles|
|Fayette County Sheriff's Office||Washington Court House||Ohio 43160||31 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff's Office||Newport||Kentucky 41071||34 miles|
|Hamilton County Sheriff's Office||Cincinnati||Ohio 45202||34 miles|
|Kenton County Sheriff's Office||Covington||Kentucky 41011||35 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Georgetown||Ohio 45121||36 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Ohio 45502||38 miles|
|Preble County Sheriff's Office||Eaton||Ohio 45320||43 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||London||Ohio 43140||44 miles|
|Miami County Sheriff's Office||Troy||Ohio 45373||46 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.