|Taylor County Sheriff||Campbellsville||Kentucky 42718|
|Green County Sheriff's Office||Greensburg||Kentucky 42743||12 miles|
|Marion County Sheriff's Office||Lebanon||Kentucky 40033||15 miles|
|Adair County Sheriff's Office||Columbia||Kentucky 42728||18 miles|
|Casey County Sheriff's Office||Liberty||Kentucky 42539||22 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Kentucky 40069||23 miles|
|Larue County Sheriff's Office||Hodgenville||Kentucky 42748||27 miles|
|Russell County Sheriff's Office||Jamestown||Kentucky 42629||29 miles|
|Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office||Edmonton||Kentucky 42129||31 miles|
|Nelson County Sheriff's Office||Bardstown||Kentucky 40004||31 miles|
|Hart County Sheriff's Office||Munfordville||Kentucky 42765||32 miles|
|Boyle County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Kentucky 40422||36 miles|
|Hardin County Sheriff Administration||Elizabethtown||Kentucky 42701||37 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Harrodsburg||Kentucky 40330||38 miles|
|Cumberland County Sheriff's Office||Burkesville||Kentucky 42717||40 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Stanford||Kentucky 40484||40 miles|
|Barren County Sheriff's Office||Glasgow||Kentucky 42141||41 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Somerset||Kentucky 42502||44 miles|
|Garrard County Sheriff's Office||Lancaster||Kentucky 40444||45 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Kentucky 42633||45 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.