|Hayes County Sheriff's Office||Hayes Center||Nebraska 69032|
|Hitchcock County Sheriff's Office||Trenton||Nebraska 69044||25 miles|
|Frontier County Sheriff's Office||Curtis||Nebraska 69025||29 miles|
|Chase County Sheriff's Office||Imperial||Nebraska 69033||31 miles|
|Red Willow County Sheriff's Office||McCook||Nebraska 69001||32 miles|
|Perkins County Sheriff's Office||Grant||Nebraska 69140||41 miles|
|Dundy County Sheriff's Office||Benkelman||Nebraska 69021||42 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||North Platte||Nebraska 69101||44 miles|
|Rawlins County Sheriff's Office||Atwood||Kansas 67730||50 miles|
|Keith County Sheriff's Office||Ogallala||Nebraska 69153||54 miles|
|Decatur County Sheriff's Office||Oberlin||Kansas 67749||57 miles|
|Gosper County Sheriff's Office||Elwood||Nebraska 68937||62 miles|
|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Holyoke||Colorado 80734||66 miles|
|Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office||St. Francis||Kansas 67756||66 miles|
|Yuma County Sheriff's Office||Wray||Colorado 80758||69 miles|
|Furnas County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Nebraska 68926||70 miles|
|Mcpherson County Sheriff's Office||Tryon||Nebraska 69167||70 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Nebraska 68850||71 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Stapleton||Nebraska 69163||71 miles|
|Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office||Julesburg||Colorado 80737||71 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.