|Sullivan County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||New York 12701|
|Wayne County Sheriff Office||Honesdale||Pennsylvania 18431||27 miles|
|Pike County Sheriff's Office||Milford||Pennsylvania 18337||27 miles|
|Orange County Sheriff's Office||Goshen||New York 10924||30 miles|
|Delaware County Sheriff's Office||Delhi||New York 13753||40 miles|
|Ulster County Sheriff's Office||Kingston||New York 12401||41 miles|
|Dutchess County Sheriff's Office||Poughkeepsie||New York 12601||44 miles|
|Sussex County Sheriff's Office||Newton||New Jersey 07860||46 miles|
|Lackawanna County Sheriff's Office||Scranton||Pennsylvania 18503||51 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Stroudsburg||Pennsylvania 18360||55 miles|
|Rockland County Sheriff's Department||New City||New York 10956||56 miles|
|Susquehanna County Sheriff's Office||Montrose||Pennsylvania 18801||57 miles|
|Greene County Sheriff's Office||Catskill||New York 12414||58 miles|
|Putnam County Sheriff's Office||Carmel||New York 10512||60 miles|
|Passaic County Sheriff's Office||Wayne||New Jersey 07470||60 miles|
|Otsego County Sheriff||Cooperstown||New York 13326||61 miles|
|Wyoming County Sheriff's Office||Tunkhannock||Pennsylvania 18657||62 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Hudson||New York 12534||64 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Belvidere||New Jersey 07823||64 miles|
|Broome County Sheriff's Office||Binghamton||New York 13905||65 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.