|Keya Paha County Sheriff's Office||Springview||Nebraska 68778|
|Rock County Sheriff's Office||Bassett||Nebraska 68714||22 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff||Ainsworth||Nebraska 69210||24 miles|
|Gregory County Sheriff's Office||Burke||South Dakota 57523||30 miles|
|Tripp County Sheriff's Office||Winner||South Dakota 57580||35 miles|
|Cherry County Sheriff's Office||Valentine||Nebraska 69201||42 miles|
|Boyd County Sheriff||Butte||Nebraska 68722||44 miles|
|Todd County Sheriff's Office||Mission||South Dakota 57555||56 miles|
|Holt County Sheriff's Office||O'Neill||Nebraska 68763||62 miles|
|Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office||Lake Andes||South Dakota 57356||63 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||65 miles|
|Brule County Sheriff's Office||Chamberlain||South Dakota 57325||67 miles|
|Mellette County Sheriff's Office||White River||South Dakota 57579||70 miles|
|Lyman County Sheriff's Office||Kennebec||South Dakota 57544||71 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Office||Armour||South Dakota 57313||76 miles|
|Thomas County Sheriff's Office||Thedford||Nebraska 69166||76 miles|
|Loup County Sheriff||Taylor||Nebraska 68879||78 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Burwell||Nebraska 68823||81 miles|
|Aurora County Sheriff's Office||Plankinton||South Dakota 57368||85 miles|
|Jones County Sheriff||Murdo||South Dakota 57559||86 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.