Office of the Sheriff

Freqently Asked Questions

  1. Where is the Sheriff's Office Located?
  2. Is the County Sheriff elected or appointed?
  3. What are the responsibilities of the Office of the Sheriff?
  4. How do I become a deputy sheriff?
  5. How do I file a protection order?
  6. How do I obtain a carry concealed weapon permit?
  7. How do I obtain a handgun purchase permit?
  8. How do I register as a sex offender?
  9. How do I pay my waiverable citation online?
  10. How do I get fingerprinted for a job?
  11. Where can I lookup registered sex offenders in my neighborhood?
  12. What are the laws regarding junk vehicles on private property?

  1. Where is the County Sheriff Department located?

  2. Is the County Sheriff elected or appointed, how long is a term?
    • The County Sheriff is elected to a four-year term.

  3. What are the responsiblities of the County Sheriff?
    • The County Sheriff is responsible for maintaining peace and enforcing the law in rural areas of the county and in towns and villages not having municipal police departments. The office investigates criminal offenses and traffic accidents, enforces traffic laws, and serves as a representative of the County Coroner in death investigations. Other duties include: collecting delinquent property taxes; execution of complex court orders; and serving civil process and warrants, extradition of prisoners from other states, transporting jail prisoners and providing security services to County and District courts.

  4. Become a Deputy Sheriff
  5. File a Protection Order
  6. Obtain a Concealed Weapon Permit
    • The Nebraska State Patrol has a concealed weapons page HERE that explains the procedure for obtaining a concealed weapon permit. You must apply for a permit in person at one of the Nebraska State Patrol Troop Area offices or at the Criminal Identification Division of the State Patrol. The addresses are as follows:
      Criminal Identification Office - 3800 NW 12th Street, Suite A - Lincoln
      Troop A Headquarters - 4411 S. 108th St. Omaha
      Troop B Headquarters - 1401 Eisenhower Avenue Norfolk
      Troop C Headquarters 3431 Old Potash Highway Grand Island
      Troop D Headquarters 300 W. South River Road North Platte
      Troop E Headquarters 4500 Avenue I Scottsbluff

  7. Obtain a Handgun Purchase Permit
  8. Register as a Sex Offender
  9. Pay Waiverable Citations Online
  10. Get Fingerprinted for a Job
    • The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office does not offer fingerprinting services. However, these services are available at:

      Lincoln Police Department
      Justice and Law Enforcement Center
      575 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE
      Phone: (402) 441-7210
      Hours: Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      Fee: $5.00 for up to three cards. Additional cards are $5.00 each

      Nebraska State Patrol
      Criminal Identification Division Office
      3800 NW 12th, Lincoln, NE
      Phone: (402) 471-4545
      Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Fee: No fee

  11. Where can I lookup registered sex offenders in my neighborhood?
  12. What are the laws regarding junk vehicles on private property?

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