|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Watonga||Oklahoma 73772|
|Major County Sheriff's Office||Fairview||Oklahoma 73737||27 miles|
|Kingfisher County Sheriff's Office||Kingfisher||Oklahoma 73750||28 miles|
|Dewey County Sheriff's Office||Taloga||Oklahoma 73667||32 miles|
|Canadian County Sheriff's Office||El Reno||Oklahoma 73036||36 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Arapaho||Oklahoma 73620||36 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Enid||Oklahoma 73701||47 miles|
|Washita County Sheriff's Office||Cordell||Oklahoma 73632||51 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Guthrie||Oklahoma 73044||56 miles|
|Caddo County Sheriff's Office||Anadarko||Oklahoma 73005||56 miles|
|Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office||Oklahoma||Oklahoma 73102||58 miles|
|Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office||Cherokee||Oklahoma 73728||61 miles|
|Grady County Jailor||Chickasha||Oklahoma 73018||63 miles|
|Woods County Sheriff's Office||Alva||Oklahoma 73717||65 miles|
|Woodward County Sheriff's Office||Woodward||Oklahoma 73801||67 miles|
|Noble County Sheriff's Office||Perry||Oklahoma 73077||70 miles|
|Kiowa County Sheriff's Office||Hobart||Oklahoma 73651||70 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Norman||Oklahoma 73069||72 miles|
|Roger Mills County Sheriff's Office||Cheyenne||Oklahoma 73628||72 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oklahoma 73759||75 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.