|Osage County Sheriff's Office||Pawhuska||Oklahoma 74056|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Bartlesville||Oklahoma 74003||25 miles|
|Pawnee County Sheriff's Office||Pawnee||Oklahoma 74058||30 miles|
|Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office||Sedan||Kansas 67361||37 miles|
|Tulsa County Sheriff's Office||Tulsa||Oklahoma 74103||40 miles|
|Kay County Sheriff's Office||Newkirk||Oklahoma 74647||40 miles|
|Nowata County Sheriff's Office||Nowata||Oklahoma 74048||43 miles|
|Creek County Sheriff's Office||Sapulpa||Oklahoma 74066||46 miles|
|Rogers County Sheriff's Office||Claremore||Oklahoma 74017||49 miles|
|Payne County Sheriff's Office||Stillwater||Oklahoma 74074||51 miles|
|Cowley County Sheriff's Office||Winfield||Kansas 67156||53 miles|
|Noble County Sheriff's Office||Perry||Oklahoma 73077||54 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff||Independence||Kansas 67301||57 miles|
|Elk County Sheriff's Office||Howard||Kansas 67349||59 miles|
|Mayes County Sheriff||Pryor||Oklahoma 74361||64 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Chandler||Oklahoma 74834||69 miles|
|Craig County Sheriff's Office||Vinita||Oklahoma 74301||69 miles|
|Sumner County Sheriff's Office||Wellington||Kansas 67152||71 miles|
|Wilson County Sheriff's Office||Fredonia||Kansas 66736||72 miles|
|Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office||Okmulgee||Oklahoma 74447||73 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.