|Polk County Sheriff||Osceola||Nebraska 68651|
|Platte County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Nebraska 68601||20 miles|
|York County Sheriff's Office||York||Nebraska 68467||23 miles|
|Merrick County Sheriff's Office||Central||Nebraska 68826||23 miles|
|Butler County Sheriff's Office||David||Nebraska 68632||23 miles|
|Nance County Sheriff||Fullerton||Nebraska 68638||24 miles|
|Seward County Sheriff Department||Seward||Nebraska 68434||31 miles|
|Hamilton County Sheriff's Office||Aurora||Nebraska 68818||32 miles|
|Colfax County Sheriff's Office||Schuyler||Nebraska 68661||32 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Albion||Nebraska 68620||41 miles|
|Hall County Sheriff's Office||Grand Island||Nebraska 68801||43 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Department||Madison||Nebraska 68748||46 miles|
|Fillmore County Sheriff's Office||Geneva||Nebraska 68361||46 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||St. Paul||Nebraska 68873||46 miles|
|Saunders County Sheriff's Office||Wahoo||Nebraska 68066||49 miles|
|Lancaster County Sheriff's Office||Lincoln||Nebraska 68508||52 miles|
|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Clay Center||Nebraska 68933||53 miles|
|Greeley County Sheriff||Greeley||Nebraska 68842||56 miles|
|Stanton County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||Nebraska 68779||56 miles|
|Dodge County Sheriff||Fremont||Nebraska 68025||58 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.