|Tioga County Sheriff's Department||Wellsboro||Pennsylvania 16901|
|Chemung County Sheriff's Office||Elmira||New York 14901||32 miles|
|Lycoming County Sheriff's Office||Williamsport||Pennsylvania 17701||39 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Roulette||Pennsylvania 16746||39 miles|
|Steuben County Sheriff's Office||Bath||New York 14810||40 miles|
|Bradford County Sheriff's Office||Towanda||Pennsylvania 18848||42 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Lock Haven||Pennsylvania 17745||45 miles|
|Sullivan County Sheriff's Office||Laporte||Pennsylvania 18626||46 miles|
|Schuyler County Sheriff's Office||Watkins Glen||New York 14891||47 miles|
|Allegany County Sheriff's Office||Belmont||New York 14813||49 miles|
|Kings County Sheriff's Office||Belmont||New York 14813||49 miles|
|Cameron County Sheriff's Office||Emporium||Pennsylvania 15834||53 miles|
|Tioga County Sheriff's Office||Owego||New York 13827||57 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||Lewisburg||Pennsylvania 17837||59 miles|
|Mckean County Sheriff's Office||Smethport||Pennsylvania 16749||61 miles|
|Yates County Sheriff's Office||Penn Yan||New York 14527||63 miles|
|Tompkins County Sheriff's Office||Ithaca||New York 14850||64 miles|
|Montour County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Pennsylvania 17821||65 miles|
|Centre County Sheriff||Bellefonte||Pennsylvania 16823||65 miles|
|Northumberland County Sheriff's Office||Sunbury||Pennsylvania 17801||67 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.