|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Burwell||Nebraska 68823|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Bartlett||Nebraska 68622||21 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Ord||Nebraska 68862||21 miles|
|Loup County Sheriff||Taylor||Nebraska 68879||24 miles|
|Greeley County Sheriff||Greeley||Nebraska 68842||33 miles|
|Holt County Sheriff's Office||O'Neill||Nebraska 68763||41 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Loup||Nebraska 68853||44 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||47 miles|
|Antelope County Sheriff's Office||Neligh||Nebraska 68756||50 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822||50 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Albion||Nebraska 68620||51 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||St. Paul||Nebraska 68873||54 miles|
|Rock County Sheriff's Office||Bassett||Nebraska 68714||55 miles|
|Nance County Sheriff||Fullerton||Nebraska 68638||63 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff||Ainsworth||Nebraska 69210||64 miles|
|Boyd County Sheriff||Butte||Nebraska 68722||70 miles|
|Knox County Sheriff's Office||Center||Nebraska 68724||73 miles|
|Merrick County Sheriff's Office||Central||Nebraska 68826||74 miles|
|Hall County Sheriff's Office||Grand Island||Nebraska 68801||75 miles|
|Keya Paha County Sheriff's Office||Springview||Nebraska 68778||75 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.