|St Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Canton||New York 13617|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Malone||New York 12953||46 miles|
|Lewis County Sheriff Department||Lowville||New York 13367||53 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Watertown||New York 13601||55 miles|
|Essex County Sheriff's Office||Elizabethtown||New York 12932||76 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Plattsburgh||New York 12901||81 miles|
|Grand Isle County Sheriff's Office||North Hero||Vermont 05474||91 miles|
|Oneida County Sheriff's Office||Oriskany||New York 13424||93 miles|
|Chittenden County Sheriff's Office||South Burlington||Vermont 05403||94 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriffs Office||St. Albans||Vermont 05478||99 miles|
|Addison County Sheriff's Office||Middlebury||Vermont 05753||100 miles|
|Herkimer County Sheriff's Office||Herkimer||New York 13350||101 miles|
|Oswego County Sheriff's Office||Oswego||New York 13126||101 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Wampsville||New York 13163||103 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Lake George||New York 12845||104 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff's Office||Johnstown||New York 12095||108 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Fort Edward||New York 12828||112 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Fultonville||New York 12072||112 miles|
|Onondaga County Sheriff's Office||Syracuse||New York 13202||113 miles|
|Saratoga County Sheriff's Office||Ballston Spa||New York 12020||118 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.