|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Stapleton||Nebraska 69163|
|Mcpherson County Sheriff's Office||Tryon||Nebraska 69167||27 miles|
|Thomas County Sheriff's Office||Thedford||Nebraska 69166||31 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||North Platte||Nebraska 69101||33 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||40 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822||43 miles|
|Hooker County Sheriff's Office||Mullen||Nebraska 69152||46 miles|
|Loup County Sheriff||Taylor||Nebraska 68879||57 miles|
|Frontier County Sheriff's Office||Curtis||Nebraska 69025||63 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Nebraska 68850||64 miles|
|Arthur County Sheriff's Office||Arthur||Nebraska 69121||65 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Burwell||Nebraska 68823||70 miles|
|Keith County Sheriff's Office||Ogallala||Nebraska 69153||72 miles|
|Gosper County Sheriff's Office||Elwood||Nebraska 68937||72 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Hyannis||Nebraska 69350||75 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff||Ainsworth||Nebraska 69210||76 miles|
|Hayes County Sheriff's Office||Hayes Center||Nebraska 69032||77 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Ord||Nebraska 68862||78 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Loup||Nebraska 68853||79 miles|
|Perkins County Sheriff's Office||Grant||Nebraska 69140||82 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.