|Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office||Okmulgee||Oklahoma 74447|
|Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office||Okemah||Oklahoma 74859||24 miles|
|Creek County Sheriff's Office||Sapulpa||Oklahoma 74066||26 miles|
|Mcintosh County Sheriff's Office||Eufaula||Oklahoma 74432||32 miles|
|Muskogee County Sheriff's Office||Muskogee||Oklahoma 74401||34 miles|
|Tulsa County Sheriff's Office||Tulsa||Oklahoma 74103||35 miles|
|Wagoner County Sheriff's Office||Wagoner||Oklahoma 74467||40 miles|
|Seminole County Sheriff's Office||Wewoka||Oklahoma 74884||45 miles|
|Hughes County Sheriff's Office||Holdenville||Oklahoma 74848||46 miles|
|Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office||McAlester||Oklahoma 74501||49 miles|
|Rogers County Sheriff's Office||Claremore||Oklahoma 74017||50 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Chandler||Oklahoma 74834||52 miles|
|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Stigler||Oklahoma 74462||55 miles|
|Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office||Shawnee||Oklahoma 74801||58 miles|
|Mayes County Sheriff||Pryor||Oklahoma 74361||58 miles|
|Cherokee County Sheriff's Office||Tahlequah||Oklahoma 74464||59 miles|
|Latimer County Sheriff's Office||Wilburton||Oklahoma 74578||62 miles|
|Pawnee County Sheriff's Office||Pawnee||Oklahoma 74058||67 miles|
|Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office||Sallisaw||Oklahoma 74955||67 miles|
|Payne County Sheriff's Office||Stillwater||Oklahoma 74074||69 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.