|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Nebraska 68850|
|Gosper County Sheriff's Office||Elwood||Nebraska 68937||19 miles|
|Phelps County Sheriff's Office||Holdrege||Nebraska 68949||38 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822||38 miles|
|Frontier County Sheriff's Office||Curtis||Nebraska 69025||40 miles|
|Buffalo County Sheriff's Office||Kearney||Nebraska 68847||40 miles|
|Furnas County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Nebraska 68926||50 miles|
|Kearney County Sheriff's Office||Minden||Nebraska 68959||51 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Loup||Nebraska 68853||52 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||North Platte||Nebraska 69101||53 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Stapleton||Nebraska 69163||56 miles|
|Harlan County Sheriff's Office||Alma||Nebraska 68920||58 miles|
|Red Willow County Sheriff's Office||McCook||Nebraska 69001||63 miles|
|Loup County Sheriff||Taylor||Nebraska 68879||66 miles|
|Hayes County Sheriff's Office||Hayes Center||Nebraska 69032||68 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Ord||Nebraska 68862||69 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Franklin||Nebraska 68939||70 miles|
|Norton County Sheriff's Office||Norton||Kansas 67654||71 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Burwell||Nebraska 68823||72 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||74 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.