|Creek County Sheriff's Office||Sapulpa||Oklahoma 74066|
|Tulsa County Sheriff's Office||Tulsa||Oklahoma 74103||27 miles|
|Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office||Okmulgee||Oklahoma 74447||30 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Chandler||Oklahoma 74834||32 miles|
|Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office||Okemah||Oklahoma 74859||33 miles|
|Pawnee County Sheriff's Office||Pawnee||Oklahoma 74058||38 miles|
|Payne County Sheriff's Office||Stillwater||Oklahoma 74074||41 miles|
|Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office||Shawnee||Oklahoma 74801||50 miles|
|Osage County Sheriff's Office||Pawhuska||Oklahoma 74056||51 miles|
|Rogers County Sheriff's Office||Claremore||Oklahoma 74017||51 miles|
|Seminole County Sheriff's Office||Wewoka||Oklahoma 74884||52 miles|
|Wagoner County Sheriff's Office||Wagoner||Oklahoma 74467||56 miles|
|Hughes County Sheriff's Office||Holdenville||Oklahoma 74848||57 miles|
|Noble County Sheriff's Office||Perry||Oklahoma 73077||57 miles|
|Muskogee County Sheriff's Office||Muskogee||Oklahoma 74401||57 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Guthrie||Oklahoma 73044||58 miles|
|Mcintosh County Sheriff's Office||Eufaula||Oklahoma 74432||62 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Bartlesville||Oklahoma 74003||62 miles|
|Mayes County Sheriff||Pryor||Oklahoma 74361||66 miles|
|Nowata County Sheriff's Office||Nowata||Oklahoma 74048||69 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.