|Thomas County Sheriff's Office||Thedford||Nebraska 69166|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Stapleton||Nebraska 69163||25 miles|
|Hooker County Sheriff's Office||Mullen||Nebraska 69152||31 miles|
|Mcpherson County Sheriff's Office||Tryon||Nebraska 69167||31 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||34 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||North Platte||Nebraska 69101||51 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822||54 miles|
|Loup County Sheriff||Taylor||Nebraska 68879||58 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff||Ainsworth||Nebraska 69210||59 miles|
|Arthur County Sheriff's Office||Arthur||Nebraska 69121||64 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Hyannis||Nebraska 69350||65 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Burwell||Nebraska 68823||71 miles|
|Rock County Sheriff's Office||Bassett||Nebraska 68714||71 miles|
|Cherry County Sheriff's Office||Valentine||Nebraska 69201||71 miles|
|Keya Paha County Sheriff's Office||Springview||Nebraska 68778||78 miles|
|Keith County Sheriff's Office||Ogallala||Nebraska 69153||80 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Ord||Nebraska 68862||83 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Nebraska 68850||84 miles|
|Frontier County Sheriff's Office||Curtis||Nebraska 69025||84 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Loup||Nebraska 68853||89 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.