|Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office||Ada||Oklahoma 74820|
|Murray County Sheriff's Office||Sulphur||Oklahoma 73086||22 miles|
|Coal County Sheriff's Office||Coalgate||Oklahoma 74538||30 miles|
|Hughes County Sheriff's Office||Holdenville||Oklahoma 74848||30 miles|
|Garvin County Sheriff's Office||Pauls Valley||Oklahoma 73075||30 miles|
|Seminole County Sheriff's Office||Wewoka||Oklahoma 74884||32 miles|
|Johnston County Jail||Tishomingo||Oklahoma 73460||33 miles|
|Atoka County Sheriff's Office||Atoka||Oklahoma 74525||40 miles|
|Mcclain County Sheriff's Office||Purcell||Oklahoma 73080||43 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff Office||Madill||Oklahoma 73446||44 miles|
|Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office||Shawnee||Oklahoma 74801||44 miles|
|Carter County Sheriff's Office||Ardmore||Oklahoma 73401||45 miles|
|Bryan County Sheriff's Office||Durant||Oklahoma 74701||53 miles|
|Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office||Okemah||Oklahoma 74859||54 miles|
|Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office||McAlester||Oklahoma 74501||54 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Norman||Oklahoma 73069||55 miles|
|Love County Sheriff's Office||Marietta||Oklahoma 73448||59 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Chandler||Oklahoma 74834||69 miles|
|Pushmataha Sheriff Office||Antlers||Oklahoma 74523||70 miles|
|Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office||Oklahoma||Oklahoma 73102||70 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.