|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oklahoma 73759|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Enid||Oklahoma 73701||27 miles|
|Harper County Sheriff's Office||Anthony||Kansas 67003||29 miles|
|Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office||Cherokee||Oklahoma 73728||32 miles|
|Kay County Sheriff's Office||Newkirk||Oklahoma 74647||40 miles|
|Sumner County Sheriff's Office||Wellington||Kansas 67152||41 miles|
|Noble County Sheriff's Office||Perry||Oklahoma 73077||44 miles|
|Woods County Sheriff's Office||Alva||Oklahoma 73717||48 miles|
|Major County Sheriff's Office||Fairview||Oklahoma 73737||52 miles|
|Cowley County Sheriff's Office||Winfield||Kansas 67156||54 miles|
|Barber County Sheriff's Office||Medicine Lodge||Kansas 67104||55 miles|
|Payne County Sheriff's Office||Stillwater||Oklahoma 74074||62 miles|
|Kingman County Sheriff's Office||Kingman||Kansas 67068||62 miles|
|Pawnee County Sheriff's Office||Pawnee||Oklahoma 74058||63 miles|
|Kingfisher County Sheriff's Office||Kingfisher||Oklahoma 73750||65 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Guthrie||Oklahoma 73044||66 miles|
|Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office||Wichita||Kansas 67203||67 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Watonga||Oklahoma 73772||74 miles|
|Pratt County Sheriff's Office||Pratt||Kansas 67124||79 miles|
|Osage County Sheriff's Office||Pawhuska||Oklahoma 74056||82 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.