|Wyoming County Sheriff's Office||Tunkhannock||Pennsylvania 18657|
|Lackawanna County Sheriff's Office||Scranton||Pennsylvania 18503||20 miles|
|Luzerne County Sheriff's Office||Wilkes-Barre||Pennsylvania 18711||20 miles|
|Susquehanna County Sheriff's Office||Montrose||Pennsylvania 18801||22 miles|
|Sullivan County Sheriff's Office||Laporte||Pennsylvania 18626||26 miles|
|Bradford County Sheriff's Office||Towanda||Pennsylvania 18848||28 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff Office||Honesdale||Pennsylvania 18431||39 miles|
|Broome County Sheriff's Office||Binghamton||New York 13905||42 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Bloomsburg||Pennsylvania 17815||43 miles|
|Tioga County Sheriff's Office||Owego||New York 13827||45 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff||Jim Thorpe||Pennsylvania 18229||48 miles|
|Montour County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Pennsylvania 17821||50 miles|
|Lycoming County Sheriff's Office||Williamsport||Pennsylvania 17701||55 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Stroudsburg||Pennsylvania 18360||56 miles|
|Chemung County Sheriff's Office||Elmira||New York 14901||56 miles|
|Schuylkill County Sheriff's Office||Pottsville||Pennsylvania 17901||59 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||Lewisburg||Pennsylvania 17837||60 miles|
|Northumberland County Sheriff's Office||Sunbury||Pennsylvania 17801||61 miles|
|Pike County Sheriff's Office||Milford||Pennsylvania 18337||64 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||Belvidere||New Jersey 07823||68 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.