|Merrick County Sheriff's Office||Central||Nebraska 68826|
|Nance County Sheriff||Fullerton||Nebraska 68638||14 miles|
|Hamilton County Sheriff's Office||Aurora||Nebraska 68818||21 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||St. Paul||Nebraska 68873||22 miles|
|Hall County Sheriff's Office||Grand Island||Nebraska 68801||23 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff||Osceola||Nebraska 68651||25 miles|
|York County Sheriff's Office||York||Nebraska 68467||31 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Albion||Nebraska 68620||36 miles|
|Greeley County Sheriff||Greeley||Nebraska 68842||37 miles|
|Platte County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Nebraska 68601||39 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Hastings||Nebraska 68901||44 miles|
|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Clay Center||Nebraska 68933||45 miles|
|Butler County Sheriff's Office||David||Nebraska 68632||47 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Loup||Nebraska 68853||49 miles|
|Fillmore County Sheriff's Office||Geneva||Nebraska 68361||50 miles|
|Seward County Sheriff Department||Seward||Nebraska 68434||52 miles|
|Colfax County Sheriff's Office||Schuyler||Nebraska 68661||54 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Department||Madison||Nebraska 68748||55 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Ord||Nebraska 68862||55 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Bartlett||Nebraska 68622||56 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.