|Somerset County Sheriff's Office||Somerset||Pennsylvania 15501|
|Allegany County Sheriff Department||Cumberland||Maryland 21502||27 miles|
|Bedford County Sheriff's Office||Bedford||Pennsylvania 15522||28 miles|
|Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office||Greensburg||Pennsylvania 15601||35 miles|
|Fayette County Sheriff's Office||Uniontown||Pennsylvania 15401||37 miles|
|Mineral County Sheriff's Office||Keyser||West Virginia 26726||38 miles|
|Cambria County Sheriff||Ebensburg||Pennsylvania 15931||38 miles|
|Garrett County Sheriff's Office||Oakland||Maryland 21550||44 miles|
|Indiana County Sheriff's Office||Indiana||Pennsylvania 15701||45 miles|
|Blair County Sheriff's Office||Hollidaysburg||Pennsylvania 16648||46 miles|
|Hampshire County Sheriff's Office||Romney||West Virginia 26757||46 miles|
|Morgan County Sheriff's Office||Berkeley Springs||West Virginia 25411||49 miles|
|Preston County Sheriff's Office||Kingwood||West Virginia 26537||50 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff||McConnellsburg||Pennsylvania 17233||55 miles|
|Monongalia County Sheriff's Office||Morgantown||West Virginia 26505||55 miles|
|Allegheny County Sheriff's Office||Pittsburgh||Pennsylvania 15219||60 miles|
|Greene County Sheriff's Office||Waynesburg||Pennsylvania 15370||62 miles|
|Armstrong County Sheriff's Office||Kittanning||Pennsylvania 16201||63 miles|
|Hardy County Sheriffs Office||Moorefield||West Virginia 26836||63 miles|
|Huntingdon County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Pennsylvania 16652||64 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.