|Valley County Sheriff||Ord||Nebraska 68862|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Burwell||Nebraska 68823||17 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Loup||Nebraska 68853||20 miles|
|Greeley County Sheriff||Greeley||Nebraska 68842||23 miles|
|Loup County Sheriff||Taylor||Nebraska 68879||25 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Bartlett||Nebraska 68622||31 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822||36 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||St. Paul||Nebraska 68873||36 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Albion||Nebraska 68620||51 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||52 miles|
|Nance County Sheriff||Fullerton||Nebraska 68638||54 miles|
|Hall County Sheriff's Office||Grand Island||Nebraska 68801||56 miles|
|Merrick County Sheriff's Office||Central||Nebraska 68826||60 miles|
|Buffalo County Sheriff's Office||Kearney||Nebraska 68847||60 miles|
|Antelope County Sheriff's Office||Neligh||Nebraska 68756||63 miles|
|Holt County Sheriff's Office||O'Neill||Nebraska 68763||64 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Nebraska 68850||67 miles|
|Hamilton County Sheriff's Office||Aurora||Nebraska 68818||70 miles|
|Kearney County Sheriff's Office||Minden||Nebraska 68959||74 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Hastings||Nebraska 68901||74 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.