|Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office||Sallisaw||Oklahoma 74955|
|Sheriff's Office||Fort Smith||Arkansas 72901||20 miles|
|Adair County Sheriff's Office||Stilwell||Oklahoma 74960||23 miles|
|Crawford County Sheriff's Office||Van Buren||Arkansas 72956||23 miles|
|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Stigler||Oklahoma 74462||27 miles|
|Cherokee County Sheriff's Office||Tahlequah||Oklahoma 74464||31 miles|
|Le Flore County Sheriff's Office||Poteau||Oklahoma 74953||32 miles|
|Muskogee County Sheriff's Office||Muskogee||Oklahoma 74401||39 miles|
|Wagoner County Sheriff's Office||Wagoner||Oklahoma 74467||47 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Fayetteville||Arkansas 72701||49 miles|
|Mcintosh County Sheriff's Office||Eufaula||Oklahoma 74432||49 miles|
|Latimer County Sheriff's Office||Wilburton||Oklahoma 74578||51 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Ozark||Arkansas 72949||52 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Waldron||Arkansas 72958||56 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Arkansas 72855||59 miles|
|Delaware County Sheriff's Office||Jay||Oklahoma 74346||64 miles|
|Mayes County Sheriff||Pryor||Oklahoma 74361||64 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff Office - Civil Division||Bentonville||Arkansas 72712||66 miles|
|Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office||Okmulgee||Oklahoma 74447||69 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Mena||Arkansas 71953||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.