How to enter the Detention Center
"Serving Buffalo County with the assistance of our citizens!"
Mission Statement: "The mission of the Buffalo County Sheriff's Department is to enhance the quality of life in our county by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the U.S. Constitution to enforce the law, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment for all of our citizens."
Department Structure: The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office is organized into two divisions, Operations and Support Services, under the direction of the Sheriff who is elected for a four (4) year term. The Operations Division consists of Civil Process, Warrant Section, Investigative Section, and Patrol Section and is currently managed by a Captain. The Support Services Section consists of the Sheriff's
Staff Section, Community Services Section, Training Section, Communications Section, and Detention Center Section and is currently managed by the Chief Deputy.
LOCATION: The department offices are located at 2025 Avenue A in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska.
Regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
A unique joint venture with the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office and the Kearney Police Department was formed in July 1993 when both agencies co-located to a remodeled building in downtown Kearney. By sharing resources, both agencies save taxpayers' money as well as establishing a good working relationship between the agencies and their employees.
The Sheriff's office oversees the dispatch duties and answers 911 calls for officers of both agencies.
The Police Department oversees the records and data processing functions for both agencies.
The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office responds to calls that occur in the county (outside of Kearney city limits). The Kearney Police Department responds to calls that occur within the city limits.
Both agencies assist each other as needed as well as working with law enforcement officers from other local jurisdictions in Buffalo County, Public Safety at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and the Nebraska State Patrol.
The Buffalo County Detention Center offers civilian fingerprinting from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday for a fee of $15.
For Emergencies: Dial 911
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