|Lancaster County Sheriff's Office||Lincoln||Nebraska 68508||18 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Tecumseh||Nebraska 68450||23 miles|
|Saline County Sheriff's Office||Wilber||Nebraska 68465||25 miles|
|Gage County Sheriff's Office||Beatrice||Nebraska 68310||26 miles|
|Otoe County Sheriff's Office||Nebraska||Nebraska 68410||35 miles|
|Seward County Sheriff Department||Seward||Nebraska 68434||37 miles|
|Nemaha County Sheriff's Office||Auburn||Nebraska 68305||38 miles|
|Pawnee County Sheriff's Office||Pawnee||Nebraska 68420||39 miles|
|Saunders County Sheriff's Office||Wahoo||Nebraska 68066||43 miles|
|Cass County Sheriff's Office||Plattsmouth||Nebraska 68048||43 miles|
|Sarpy County Sheriff's Office||Papillion||Nebraska 68046||45 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Sidney||Iowa 51652||46 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.