|Hughes County Sheriff's Office||Holdenville||Oklahoma 74848|
|Seminole County Sheriff's Office||Wewoka||Oklahoma 74884||15 miles|
|Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office||Okemah||Oklahoma 74859||26 miles|
|Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office||McAlester||Oklahoma 74501||28 miles|
|Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office||Ada||Oklahoma 74820||31 miles|
|Coal County Sheriff's Office||Coalgate||Oklahoma 74538||36 miles|
|Mcintosh County Sheriff's Office||Eufaula||Oklahoma 74432||41 miles|
|Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office||Okmulgee||Oklahoma 74447||42 miles|
|Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office||Shawnee||Oklahoma 74801||43 miles|
|Atoka County Sheriff's Office||Atoka||Oklahoma 74525||47 miles|
|Latimer County Sheriff's Office||Wilburton||Oklahoma 74578||54 miles|
|Murray County Sheriff's Office||Sulphur||Oklahoma 73086||56 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Chandler||Oklahoma 74834||57 miles|
|Garvin County Sheriff's Office||Pauls Valley||Oklahoma 73075||59 miles|
|Johnston County Jail||Tishomingo||Oklahoma 73460||61 miles|
|Mcclain County Sheriff's Office||Purcell||Oklahoma 73080||63 miles|
|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Stigler||Oklahoma 74462||65 miles|
|Creek County Sheriff's Office||Sapulpa||Oklahoma 74066||66 miles|
|Pushmataha Sheriff Office||Antlers||Oklahoma 74523||67 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Norman||Oklahoma 73069||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.