|Payne County Sheriff's Office||Stillwater||Oklahoma 74074|
|Pawnee County Sheriff's Office||Pawnee||Oklahoma 74058||20 miles|
|Noble County Sheriff's Office||Perry||Oklahoma 73077||23 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Chandler||Oklahoma 74834||27 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Guthrie||Oklahoma 73044||29 miles|
|Creek County Sheriff's Office||Sapulpa||Oklahoma 74066||49 miles|
|Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office||Shawnee||Oklahoma 74801||52 miles|
|Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office||Oklahoma||Oklahoma 73102||52 miles|
|Osage County Sheriff's Office||Pawhuska||Oklahoma 74056||53 miles|
|Kay County Sheriff's Office||Newkirk||Oklahoma 74647||55 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Enid||Oklahoma 73701||55 miles|
|Tulsa County Sheriff's Office||Tulsa||Oklahoma 74103||55 miles|
|Kingfisher County Sheriff's Office||Kingfisher||Oklahoma 73750||56 miles|
|Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office||Okemah||Oklahoma 74859||58 miles|
|Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office||Okmulgee||Oklahoma 74447||64 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Norman||Oklahoma 73069||65 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oklahoma 73759||66 miles|
|Canadian County Sheriff's Office||El Reno||Oklahoma 73036||67 miles|
|Seminole County Sheriff's Office||Wewoka||Oklahoma 74884||69 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Bartlesville||Oklahoma 74003||72 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.