|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||North Platte||Nebraska 69101|
|Frontier County Sheriff's Office||Curtis||Nebraska 69025||31 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Stapleton||Nebraska 69163||32 miles|
|Mcpherson County Sheriff's Office||Tryon||Nebraska 69167||36 miles|
|Hayes County Sheriff's Office||Hayes Center||Nebraska 69032||40 miles|
|Keith County Sheriff's Office||Ogallala||Nebraska 69153||51 miles|
|Perkins County Sheriff's Office||Grant||Nebraska 69140||53 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Nebraska 68850||56 miles|
|Gosper County Sheriff's Office||Elwood||Nebraska 68937||56 miles|
|Red Willow County Sheriff's Office||McCook||Nebraska 69001||59 miles|
|Chase County Sheriff's Office||Imperial||Nebraska 69033||60 miles|
|Arthur County Sheriff's Office||Arthur||Nebraska 69121||61 miles|
|Hitchcock County Sheriff's Office||Trenton||Nebraska 69044||62 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822||62 miles|
|Thomas County Sheriff's Office||Thedford||Nebraska 69166||65 miles|
|Hooker County Sheriff's Office||Mullen||Nebraska 69152||70 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||76 miles|
|Furnas County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Nebraska 68926||79 miles|
|Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office||Julesburg||Colorado 80737||79 miles|
|Dundy County Sheriff's Office||Benkelman||Nebraska 69021||81 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.