|Cherry County Sheriff's Office||Valentine||Nebraska 69201|
|Hooker County Sheriff's Office||Mullen||Nebraska 69152||36 miles|
|Thomas County Sheriff's Office||Thedford||Nebraska 69166||48 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Hyannis||Nebraska 69350||54 miles|
|Bennett County Sheriff's Office||Martin||South Dakota 57551||54 miles|
|Todd County Sheriff's Office||Mission||South Dakota 57555||54 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff||Ainsworth||Nebraska 69210||60 miles|
|Keya Paha County Sheriff's Office||Springview||Nebraska 68778||68 miles|
|Mellette County Sheriff's Office||White River||South Dakota 57579||70 miles|
|Mcpherson County Sheriff's Office||Tryon||Nebraska 69167||71 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Rushville||Nebraska 69360||73 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||75 miles|
|Arthur County Sheriff's Office||Arthur||Nebraska 69121||77 miles|
|Rock County Sheriff's Office||Bassett||Nebraska 68714||77 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Stapleton||Nebraska 69163||80 miles|
|Tripp County Sheriff's Office||Winner||South Dakota 57580||82 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Kadoka||South Dakota 57543||90 miles|
|Jones County Sheriff||Murdo||South Dakota 57559||93 miles|
|Gregory County Sheriff's Office||Burke||South Dakota 57523||98 miles|
|Box Butte County Sheriff's Office||Alliance||Nebraska 69301||99 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.