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The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office is welcoming a new member to the team. Sergeant Tony Knappen is no stranger to law enforcement. With ten years of experience, Sgt. Knappen will be a great addition in serving the citizens of Cheyenne County.
Sergeant Knappen is trained in many facets of the law, taking pride in being a Drug Recognition Expert. When Sgt. Knappen isn't in uniform, he enjoys a simple and quiet life.
Welcome aboard Sgt. Knappen! The Sheriff's office and the community are lucky to have you!
I would like to take a few moments and send a big shout out to everyone who helped on Thursday August 26th with the search and rescue effort to locate Roger Franzen. Special thanks to the Franzen family, my Deputies and staff, the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Game and Parks, Sidney Police Department, Emergency Management, Dalton Fire Department, Gurley Fire Department, Lodgepole Fire Department, Panhandle News Channel, Regional West Ambulance Service, all of the friends and neighbors who came out in their pickups, ATV's and UTV's and helped with the search. Thanks Emergency Management for the water and Gatorade. Thanks Gurley Fire Department for the sandwiches, chips and apples. Forgive me if I forgot anyone, there were so many who helped us with this operation. I saw a lot of amazing and caring people unified in a common cause, to locate and help a missing neighbor. Praise be to God that we were able to find Roger safe and in good health. And thank you everyone for your prayers today, for they were answered. God bless each and every one of you. It is very humbling to me to see the outpouring of love and support for someone in need. We are truly blessed to live where we do.
SRO Martinez enjoying his lunch with some of the students at North Elementary . SRO Martinez is having a great start to his school year.
SRO Martinez has informed us here at the office, his day is never short of a million questions from curious students and he loves every second of it.
Please join us in welcoming Deputy Noah Nelson to the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office. Noah started with the Sheriff's Office in October of 2020 as a Cheyenne County Deputy Jailer and then accepted a position as a Cheyenne County Deputy Sheriff in January of 2021. Noah worked with senior Cheyenne County Deputies in a Field Training Program prior to heading to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center to complete months of extensive Law Enforcement training. Noah graduated today as part of the 208th Basic Recruit class and is now a certified Law Enforcement Officer. Although today is Noah's first day as a Certified Law Enforcement officer, he has already been involved in numerous critical incidents during his field training and has proven that he will be a valuable member of our team.
Congratulations Deputy Nelson!
Thank you for your willingness to serve and protect the citizens of Cheyenne County!
In April of 2020 the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office gained a new Deputy. With an extensive background of serving communities, Deputy Bobby Martinez brought his experience and skills to the people of Cheyenne County. Deputy Martinez has worked closely with all personnel and has diligently continued to be a great asset to the Sheriff's office.
We are happy to announce that Deputy Martinez will be taking on a new role this coming school year. Deputy Martinez has accepted the role of the School Resource Officer in the surrounding school districts. SRO Martinez will be working together with school Administrators to create a fun and safe atmosphere for the children attending Sidney, Leyton and Potter schools, as well as inspiring the youth to be positive influences for their peers.
The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office wishes SRO Martinez and everyone to have a great, fun and safe school year!
The Nebraska State Patrol family is mourning the sudden loss of Trooper Nicholas Goodwin #73. Trooper Goodwin, 37, passed away Thursday in Scottsbluff. He was a 14-year veteran of the Nebraska State Patrol and served in the Carrier Enforcement Division, stationed in Scottsbluff.
The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office would like to express our deepest condolences to Trooper Goodwin's family, friends, co-workers, and the Nebraska State Patrol. Rest easy Trooper and thank you for your service.
For more information and resources on Officer suicide, click the link below to go directly to the National Suicide Awareness for Law Enforcement Officers Program.
Welcome to the new Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office Website! The new site has been completely rebuilt, is more user friendly and is mobile device compatible. Although the Cheyenne County Sheriff's website is mobile device compatible, some connected links may not be. For the best functionality of a linked site, open our website on a PC.
We think you will find lots of useful information in each of our sections, as well as convenient direct links to other relevant sites and information. The site is designed to open outside links in a new tab which maintains the Sheriff's Office site in the browser. At the bottom of the page you will see a summary of what is located in each section and you can go to each section by using the menu at the top of each page.
Weather updates are located in the "Roads/Weather" tab. If there are current severe weather concerns in our area you will see a flashing banner at the top of each page. By clicking on this banner you will be routed directly to the Roads and Weather page. If there is no severe weather in the forecast the banner may be used to route you directly to other important information.
With "Social Distancing" still being a important part of the nationwide COVID-19 plan, you will find numerous ways on the site to contact us by E-mail with questions or concerns.
There's lots to see here so take your time and have a look around the site. If you have questions or comments please go to the "contact us" tab and drop us a line.
The Cheyenne County SWAT team consists of members from the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, the Sidney Police Department, and the Deuel County Sheriff's Office. The SWAT team trains together on a weekly basis to insure that they are prepared for any situation when called upon. Some of the team members got together for this great photo during their training this week.
Thank you to all the SWAT team members for your service to our community!
The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office patrols over 1,200 miles of roadway within Cheyenne County including I-80, State Highways, County Roads, and city streets. While serving the rural citizens and the citizens of Sidney, Potter, Brownson, Lorenzo, Sunol, Lodgepole, Gurley, Dalton and the Industrial Park. Road Patrol includes the enforcement of traffic violations, traffic control, responding to calls for service, motorist assists, traffic accidents and investigations, DUI enforcement, criminal and drug interdiction. We continually evaluate traffic trends and crash related data to focus patrol and enforcement efforts in areas we believe can have an impact on the reduction of traffic crashes and fatalities.
Seat belts Save Lives! Buckle up, every trip, every time!
Deputy Collin Hauert and K-9 partner Deputy Riggs working on exterior vehicle sniffs. Riggs is highly motivated and loves his training time and working for the citizens of Cheyenne County.
Today the Cheyenne County SWAT team (consisting of members from the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, the Sidney Police Department, and the Deuel County Sheriff's Office) conducted chemical munitions training. The training consisted of 2.5 hours of classroom training ranging across history, physiological/psychological effects, safety, decontamination, deployment considerations, and legal ramifications. The SWAT team was then exposed to various chemical agents to train in quickly donning chemical filtration devices and to experience the different physiological/psychological effects of the chemicals in an effort to increase the mental fortitude necessary to operate effectively and safely in these conditions.
We are pleased to introduce our newest Deputy at the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, K-9 Riggs. Riggs was born in March of 2019 and is a Belgian Malinois. Riggs is certified in narcotics detection through the North American Police Working Dog Association. Riggs is incredibly motivated, hyper focused, and loves to go to work. Riggs is partnered with Deputy Collin Hauert.
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The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office is committed with courage, honor and integrity to protect the lives, property and rights of all people, to maintain order and to enforce the law. We are responsible for the professional care and custody of those confined to our jail, the security of the courts and the prompt investigation of crimes. It is our mission to maintain, while striving to improve, the quality of life and freedoms we enjoy and to ensure that our county is a safe place to live, work and visit. We shall dedicate ourselves to treat people with respect, fairness and compassion.