|Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office||McAlester||Oklahoma 74501|
|Latimer County Sheriff's Office||Wilburton||Oklahoma 74578||25 miles|
|Mcintosh County Sheriff's Office||Eufaula||Oklahoma 74432||27 miles|
|Coal County Sheriff's Office||Coalgate||Oklahoma 74538||38 miles|
|Hughes County Sheriff's Office||Holdenville||Oklahoma 74848||38 miles|
|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Stigler||Oklahoma 74462||42 miles|
|Atoka County Sheriff's Office||Atoka||Oklahoma 74525||43 miles|
|Seminole County Sheriff's Office||Wewoka||Oklahoma 74884||45 miles|
|Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office||Okemah||Oklahoma 74859||47 miles|
|Pushmataha Sheriff Office||Antlers||Oklahoma 74523||49 miles|
|Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office||Okmulgee||Oklahoma 74447||50 miles|
|Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office||Ada||Oklahoma 74820||54 miles|
|Muskogee County Sheriff's Office||Muskogee||Oklahoma 74401||61 miles|
|Le Flore County Sheriff's Office||Poteau||Oklahoma 74953||64 miles|
|Choctaw County Sheriff's Office||Hugo||Oklahoma 74743||65 miles|
|Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office||Sallisaw||Oklahoma 74955||66 miles|
|Johnston County Jail||Tishomingo||Oklahoma 73460||71 miles|
|Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office||Shawnee||Oklahoma 74801||72 miles|
|Bryan County Sheriff's Office||Durant||Oklahoma 74701||74 miles|
|Wagoner County Sheriff's Office||Wagoner||Oklahoma 74467||75 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.