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Community Service Programs

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office continually strives to establish binding ties with the community by fostering and maintaining open lines of communication with the community about their needs and concerns.

Our goal is to strengthen the relationship between the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Douglas County by being active and involved with the citizens we serve.

The crime prevention/community involvement function for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is the responsibility of the Administrative Services Bureau, Community Services Division.

The Community Services Division has established liaisons with formal and informal community groups by attending meetings and offering support. You can learn more about some of the many programs offered by the Sheriff’s Office by viewing the list below.

The public can also request a representative of the Sheriff's Office to attend a community meeting for the events below by calling 402-444-6131.

  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Homeowners Association Meeting
  • Drug Awareness Presentation

Available Programs:

In an effort to offer citizens an opportunity to observe the day-to-day duties of a law enforcement officer, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office offers a Ride Along Program with our Uniform Patrol Division.

Those interested will be required to complete a Ride Along Program Application which is available at the Sheriff's Office Front Desk located at 3601 N. 156th Street. A routine background check will be performed on applicants by a patrol supervisor and may disqualify those with a questionable criminal history. Applicants must be at least sixteen years of age, and those under the age of eighteen will need parental or guardian consent.

Citizens are generally limited to one four-hour ride along per calendar year. Following completion and approval of a Ride Along Program Application, a patrol supervisor will contact you to make arrangements for a date and time to ride.

Prevention Information

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is committed to assisting its citizens to prevent crime. Citizens and businesses play a key role in reducing the threat of criminal activity by implementing prevention measures and staying vigilant.


Guide to Civil Process

Frequently Asked Questions

The "Guide to Civil Process" prepared by our office is intended to fill an information void and to assist lawyers, law offices and others dealing with civil process. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive or exhaustive document or a treatise on the subject of civil process. Rather, it is designed to address specific and common questions that relate to the role of the Douglas County Sheriff in the civil process function.

Understanding our narrowly defined and specific duties and responsibilities in processing, executing, serving, and returning civil process will assist you in your efforts by helping to avoid misunderstandings and mistakes that often accompany commonly held, yet incorrect assumptions about the role of our office in this function.

The guide contains useful reference information including often-used county telephone numbers, Sheriff's Office telephone numbers, contacts, Sheriff's fees and costs, hours of operation, civil process suggestions, tips, procedures and facts, and answers to the most commonly encountered questions pertaining to civil process.

It is hoped that this guide will become a useful reference and will facilitate your dealings with us. Because this is a first edition, we welcome feedback, suggestions and comments regarding this guide.


Timothy F. Dunning, Sheriff  


Sheriff's sales are held as needed and notice of such will be posted here as well as in other publications as required by statute.

If you have any questions or need information on Sheriff's sales and auctions you can contact the civil proceeds division 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday, at 599-2601.

The sale or auction must be confirmed for validity by authorized personnel and should not be acted upon based only on the website listing.

Thank you for seeking possible employment with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The process for becoming a Deputy Sheriff begins with Morrow & Associates. Morrow & Associates, Inc. is the authorized agency responsible for recruiting and administering the hiring process for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. This process is designed to allow you to have the opportunity to take the written and physical agility exams in one day thus eliminating the time and expense of trips on different days and to different locations.

Interested persons can find further information by checking the Morrow & Associates website at www.morrowhr.com/publicsafetyhiring.php or by contacting them at 402-330-1019.


The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, along with Morrow & Associates, are Equal Opportunity Employers


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