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Dear Patrons:

I would like to welcome you to the official web site of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.  As Sheriff of Jefferson County I want to thank you for your overwhelming support shown to me and my staff.  My staff and I are here to serve the people of Jefferson County to the best of our abilities.  I encourage you to look through our web site as it has many interesting topics.  We are always looking for suggestions and will continue to update the site.  If there are concerns, suggestions or comments please do not hesitate to contact our office by phone, e-mail or in person.

Thank you,

Nels L. Sorensen

Jefferson County Sheriff


The mission of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office 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.


  • The Sheriff's Office will involve the communities and people of the county in all policing activities that directly affect the quality of life.

  • The Sheriff's Office will maintain crime prevention as its primary goal, while vigorously pursuing those who commit crimes.

  • The Sheriff's Office will ensure that its policing strategies will preserve and advance democratic values.

  • The Sheriff's Office will structure service delivery in a manner as to reinforce the strengths of the county, communities and rural areas.

  • The Sheriff's Office will encourage public input regarding the development of policies that directly affect the quality of life in Jefferson County.

  • The Sheriff's Office will manage its resources carefully and effectively.

  • The Sheriff's Office will seek the input of employees into matters that affect employee job satisfaction and effectiveness.

  • The Sheriff's Office will maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism in all its members and its activities.

  • The Sheriff's Office will seek to provide stability, continuity and consistency in all departmental operations.

  • The Sheriff's Office will conduct themselves both personally and professionally in a manner that is above reproach by the people of the communities and county it serves.


606 3rd Street - Fairbury, NE 68352
Office: 402-729-2284 or 800-775-2126
Fax: 402-729-2904