|Rock County Sheriff's Office||Bassett||Nebraska 68714|
|Brown County Sheriff||Ainsworth||Nebraska 69210||25 miles|
|Keya Paha County Sheriff's Office||Springview||Nebraska 68778||34 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||39 miles|
|Holt County Sheriff's Office||O'Neill||Nebraska 68763||40 miles|
|Loup County Sheriff||Taylor||Nebraska 68879||43 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Burwell||Nebraska 68823||45 miles|
|Boyd County Sheriff||Butte||Nebraska 68722||46 miles|
|Gregory County Sheriff's Office||Burke||South Dakota 57523||55 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Bartlett||Nebraska 68622||57 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Ord||Nebraska 68862||60 miles|
|Thomas County Sheriff's Office||Thedford||Nebraska 69166||66 miles|
|Cherry County Sheriff's Office||Valentine||Nebraska 69201||66 miles|
|Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office||Lake Andes||South Dakota 57356||69 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822||69 miles|
|Tripp County Sheriff's Office||Winner||South Dakota 57580||71 miles|
|Antelope County Sheriff's Office||Neligh||Nebraska 68756||73 miles|
|Greeley County Sheriff||Greeley||Nebraska 68842||74 miles|
|Knox County Sheriff's Office||Center||Nebraska 68724||80 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Loup||Nebraska 68853||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.