|Fountain County Jail||Covington||Indiana 47932||8 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Williamsport||Indiana 47993||12 miles|
|Vermillion County Sheriff's Office||Hillsdale||Indiana 47854||20 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Crawfordsville||Indiana 47933||20 miles|
|Vermilion County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Illinois 61832||20 miles|
|Parke County Sheriff's Office||Rockville||Indiana 47872||23 miles|
|Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office||Lafayette||Indiana 47904||30 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Fowler||Indiana 47944||35 miles|
|Putnam County Sheriff's Office||Greencastle||Indiana 46135||39 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||Frankfort||Indiana 46041||41 miles|
|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Brazil||Indiana 47834||41 miles|
|Edgar County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Illinois 61944||42 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Lebanon||Indiana 46052||43 miles|
|Carroll County Sheriff's Office||Delphi||Indiana 46923||45 miles|
|Vigo County Sheriff's Office||Terre Haute||Indiana 47807||45 miles|
|Newton County Sheriff's Office||Kentland||Indiana 47951||46 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.