|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Stigler||Oklahoma 74462|
|Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office||Sallisaw||Oklahoma 74955||24 miles|
|Latimer County Sheriff's Office||Wilburton||Oklahoma 74578||24 miles|
|Mcintosh County Sheriff's Office||Eufaula||Oklahoma 74432||27 miles|
|Le Flore County Sheriff's Office||Poteau||Oklahoma 74953||30 miles|
|Muskogee County Sheriff's Office||Muskogee||Oklahoma 74401||39 miles|
|Sheriff's Office||Fort Smith||Arkansas 72901||40 miles|
|Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office||McAlester||Oklahoma 74501||43 miles|
|Crawford County Sheriff's Office||Van Buren||Arkansas 72956||45 miles|
|Cherokee County Sheriff's Office||Tahlequah||Oklahoma 74464||48 miles|
|Adair County Sheriff's Office||Stilwell||Oklahoma 74960||48 miles|
|Wagoner County Sheriff's Office||Wagoner||Oklahoma 74467||52 miles|
|Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office||Okmulgee||Oklahoma 74447||56 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Waldron||Arkansas 72958||62 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Mena||Arkansas 71953||67 miles|
|Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office||Okemah||Oklahoma 74859||69 miles|
|Hughes County Sheriff's Office||Holdenville||Oklahoma 74848||74 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Ozark||Arkansas 72949||74 miles|
|Pushmataha Sheriff Office||Antlers||Oklahoma 74523||75 miles|
|Mayes County Sheriff||Pryor||Oklahoma 74361||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.