|Latimer County Sheriff's Office||Wilburton||Oklahoma 74578|
|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Stigler||Oklahoma 74462||28 miles|
|Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office||McAlester||Oklahoma 74501||29 miles|
|Mcintosh County Sheriff's Office||Eufaula||Oklahoma 74432||34 miles|
|Le Flore County Sheriff's Office||Poteau||Oklahoma 74953||39 miles|
|Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office||Sallisaw||Oklahoma 74955||49 miles|
|Pushmataha Sheriff Office||Antlers||Oklahoma 74523||49 miles|
|Coal County Sheriff's Office||Coalgate||Oklahoma 74538||59 miles|
|Atoka County Sheriff's Office||Atoka||Oklahoma 74525||59 miles|
|Sheriff's Office||Fort Smith||Arkansas 72901||59 miles|
|Muskogee County Sheriff's Office||Muskogee||Oklahoma 74401||61 miles|
|Choctaw County Sheriff's Office||Hugo||Oklahoma 74743||61 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Mena||Arkansas 71953||62 miles|
|Crawford County Sheriff's Office||Van Buren||Arkansas 72956||65 miles|
|Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office||Okmulgee||Oklahoma 74447||65 miles|
|Hughes County Sheriff's Office||Holdenville||Oklahoma 74848||65 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Waldron||Arkansas 72958||67 miles|
|Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office||Okemah||Oklahoma 74859||70 miles|
|Seminole County Sheriff's Office||Wewoka||Oklahoma 74884||72 miles|
|Mccurtain County Sheriff's Office||Idabel||Oklahoma 74745||72 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.