|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Bartlett||Nebraska 68622|
|Greeley County Sheriff||Greeley||Nebraska 68842||26 miles|
|Antelope County Sheriff's Office||Neligh||Nebraska 68756||29 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Ord||Nebraska 68862||30 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Albion||Nebraska 68620||31 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Burwell||Nebraska 68823||33 miles|
|Holt County Sheriff's Office||O'Neill||Nebraska 68763||38 miles|
|Loup County Sheriff||Taylor||Nebraska 68879||45 miles|
|Nance County Sheriff||Fullerton||Nebraska 68638||48 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||St. Paul||Nebraska 68873||49 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Loup||Nebraska 68853||50 miles|
|Pierce County Sheriff's Office||Pierce||Nebraska 68767||54 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Department||Madison||Nebraska 68748||55 miles|
|Knox County Sheriff's Office||Center||Nebraska 68724||58 miles|
|Merrick County Sheriff's Office||Central||Nebraska 68826||62 miles|
|Stanton County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||Nebraska 68779||67 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Broken Bow||Nebraska 68822||68 miles|
|Platte County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Nebraska 68601||69 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Brewster||Nebraska 68821||69 miles|
|Rock County Sheriff's Office||Bassett||Nebraska 68714||69 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.