|Rogers County Sheriff's Office||Claremore||Oklahoma 74017|
|Mayes County Sheriff||Pryor||Oklahoma 74361||17 miles|
|Nowata County Sheriff's Office||Nowata||Oklahoma 74048||22 miles|
|Tulsa County Sheriff's Office||Tulsa||Oklahoma 74103||27 miles|
|Craig County Sheriff's Office||Vinita||Oklahoma 74301||30 miles|
|Wagoner County Sheriff's Office||Wagoner||Oklahoma 74467||32 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Bartlesville||Oklahoma 74003||33 miles|
|Creek County Sheriff's Office||Sapulpa||Oklahoma 74066||39 miles|
|Osage County Sheriff's Office||Pawhuska||Oklahoma 74056||44 miles|
|Delaware County Sheriff's Office||Jay||Oklahoma 74346||45 miles|
|Muskogee County Sheriff's Office||Muskogee||Oklahoma 74401||45 miles|
|Cherokee County Sheriff's Office||Tahlequah||Oklahoma 74464||48 miles|
|Ottawa County Sheriff's Office||Miami||Oklahoma 74354||53 miles|
|Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office||Okmulgee||Oklahoma 74447||56 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff||Independence||Kansas 67301||59 miles|
|Labette County Sheriff's Office||Oswego||Kansas 67356||61 miles|
|Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office||Sedan||Kansas 67361||61 miles|
|Adair County Sheriff's Office||Stilwell||Oklahoma 74960||67 miles|
|Pawnee County Sheriff's Office||Pawnee||Oklahoma 74058||67 miles|
|Mcdonald County Sheriff's Office||Pineville||Missouri 64856||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.