|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822|
|Loup County Sheriff||Taylor||Nebraska 68879||32 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||38 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Loup||Nebraska 68853||40 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Burwell||Nebraska 68823||41 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Stapleton||Nebraska 69163||41 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Nebraska 68850||42 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Ord||Nebraska 68862||44 miles|
|Gosper County Sheriff's Office||Elwood||Nebraska 68937||56 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||North Platte||Nebraska 69101||57 miles|
|Buffalo County Sheriff's Office||Kearney||Nebraska 68847||59 miles|
|Thomas County Sheriff's Office||Thedford||Nebraska 69166||59 miles|
|Greeley County Sheriff||Greeley||Nebraska 68842||63 miles|
|Mcpherson County Sheriff's Office||Tryon||Nebraska 69167||65 miles|
|Frontier County Sheriff's Office||Curtis||Nebraska 69025||67 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||St. Paul||Nebraska 68873||67 miles|
|Phelps County Sheriff's Office||Holdrege||Nebraska 68949||69 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Bartlett||Nebraska 68622||69 miles|
|Kearney County Sheriff's Office||Minden||Nebraska 68959||73 miles|
|Hall County Sheriff's Office||Grand Island||Nebraska 68801||80 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.