|Murray County Sheriff's Office||Sulphur||Oklahoma 73086|
|Garvin County Sheriff's Office||Pauls Valley||Oklahoma 73075||20 miles|
|Carter County Sheriff's Office||Ardmore||Oklahoma 73401||22 miles|
|Johnston County Jail||Tishomingo||Oklahoma 73460||28 miles|
|Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office||Ada||Oklahoma 74820||30 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff Office||Madill||Oklahoma 73446||32 miles|
|Love County Sheriff's Office||Marietta||Oklahoma 73448||38 miles|
|Mcclain County Sheriff's Office||Purcell||Oklahoma 73080||40 miles|
|Coal County Sheriff's Office||Coalgate||Oklahoma 74538||49 miles|
|Stephens County Sheriff's Office||Duncan||Oklahoma 73533||51 miles|
|Bryan County Sheriff's Office||Durant||Oklahoma 74701||52 miles|
|Atoka County Sheriff's Office||Atoka||Oklahoma 74525||54 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Norman||Oklahoma 73069||55 miles|
|Hughes County Sheriff's Office||Holdenville||Oklahoma 74848||56 miles|
|Seminole County Sheriff's Office||Wewoka||Oklahoma 74884||57 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Waurika||Oklahoma 73573||58 miles|
|Cooke County Sheriff's Office||Gainesville||Texas 76240||58 miles|
|Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office||Shawnee||Oklahoma 74801||59 miles|
|Grady County Jailor||Chickasha||Oklahoma 73018||63 miles|
|Grayson County Sheriff's Office||Sherman||Texas 75090||64 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.