|Le Flore County Sheriff's Office||Poteau||Oklahoma 74953|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Mena||Arkansas 71953||34 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Waldron||Arkansas 72958||34 miles|
|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Stigler||Oklahoma 74462||35 miles|
|Latimer County Sheriff's Office||Wilburton||Oklahoma 74578||35 miles|
|Sheriff's Office||Fort Smith||Arkansas 72901||37 miles|
|Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office||Sallisaw||Oklahoma 74955||39 miles|
|Crawford County Sheriff's Office||Van Buren||Arkansas 72956||42 miles|
|Mcintosh County Sheriff's Office||Eufaula||Oklahoma 74432||57 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Arkansas 72855||61 miles|
|Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office||McAlester||Oklahoma 74501||62 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||De Queen||Arkansas 71832||63 miles|
|Adair County Sheriff's Office||Stilwell||Oklahoma 74960||64 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Ozark||Arkansas 72949||64 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Mount Ida||Arkansas 71957||65 miles|
|Mccurtain County Sheriff's Office||Idabel||Oklahoma 74745||70 miles|
|Pushmataha Sheriff Office||Antlers||Oklahoma 74523||70 miles|
|Muskogee County Sheriff's Office||Muskogee||Oklahoma 74401||70 miles|
|Cherokee County Sheriff's Office||Tahlequah||Oklahoma 74464||72 miles|
|Yell County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Arkansas 72833||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.