|Mcclain County Sheriff's Office||Purcell||Oklahoma 73080|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Norman||Oklahoma 73069||14 miles|
|Garvin County Sheriff's Office||Pauls Valley||Oklahoma 73075||23 miles|
|Grady County Jailor||Chickasha||Oklahoma 73018||28 miles|
|Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office||Oklahoma||Oklahoma 73102||32 miles|
|Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office||Shawnee||Oklahoma 74801||37 miles|
|Murray County Sheriff's Office||Sulphur||Oklahoma 73086||44 miles|
|Caddo County Sheriff's Office||Anadarko||Oklahoma 73005||45 miles|
|Canadian County Sheriff's Office||El Reno||Oklahoma 73036||46 miles|
|Stephens County Sheriff's Office||Duncan||Oklahoma 73533||46 miles|
|Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office||Ada||Oklahoma 74820||47 miles|
|Seminole County Sheriff's Office||Wewoka||Oklahoma 74884||55 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Chandler||Oklahoma 74834||57 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Guthrie||Oklahoma 73044||59 miles|
|Hughes County Sheriff's Office||Holdenville||Oklahoma 74848||60 miles|
|Comanche County Sheriff's Office||Lawton||Oklahoma 73501||61 miles|
|Carter County Sheriff's Office||Ardmore||Oklahoma 73401||61 miles|
|Kingfisher County Sheriff's Office||Kingfisher||Oklahoma 73750||64 miles|
|Cotton County Sheriff's Office||Walters||Oklahoma 73572||67 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Waurika||Oklahoma 73573||67 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.