Seward County Sheriff
Official: Michael Vance
FAX: (402) 643-4852
Location: 261 South 8th Street, Seward, NE 68434
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Seward County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of all civil and criminal process, Warrants, County and District Court security, DARE and a number of community service programs.
The Administration Division is made up by Sheriff Mike Vance, Captain Dave Wood, Captain Paul Vyhlidal, Patrol Sergeant Brian Reynolds, and Training Sergeant Russell Frazey.
The Patrol Division is commanded by Captain Vyhlidal. The Division is staffed with 11 full time sworn uniformed Deputies. Deputies are responsible for the handling of all public calls for service including assistance calls, criminal investigations, traffic code enforcement, accident investigations, and local village ordinance enforcement.
The Patrol Division also assists with civil process to include paper service, arrest warrants, and court security.
Seward County covers an area of 576 square miles, has a population of approximately 16,750 people and covers 13 cities, villages and unincorporated communities.
There are currently four part-time Deputies that assist the Patrol Division on an on-call basis. All part-time deputies hold full certification from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.
The Seward County Sheriff's Office currently provides Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) to fifth & sixth grade students at Centennial and St. Paul schools in Utica, as well as Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Staplehurst every three years.
The Sheriff's Office has provided D.A.R.E. since 1991. Deputy L. M. Borges is currently providing the core class curriculum in 45 minute blocks, 10 weeks in a row during the third semester. The D.A.R.E. curriculum has been updated twice since it's inception and is available at K-4, Middle School and High School levels. There are also lessons at community and senior citizen levels.
For information please visit the national website by clicking here. Or contact Deputy Borges directly at the Seward County Sheriff's Office at 402-643-2359.
The K9 Unit currently consists of two K9's: K9 Igor and K9 Luc
Igor is a Belgian Malinois born in Belgium, 2012. He was trained at Bauernhof K-9 Training, located in Princeville, Illinois. Igor is a dual purpose k-9 trained in patrol techniques such as tracking, building searches, handler protection, felony apprehension. Igor is also trained in narcotics detection. Both Sheriff Vance and K-9 Igor have certified under state standards PSP2. Since 2012, Sheriff Vance and Igor have seized approximately $3.4 million dollars in drug currency, 1,200 lbs of marijuana, 19 kilos of cocaine and 2 lbs of heroin.
Igor is the 4th K-9 Sheriff Vance has handled since his Law Enforcement career that started in 1987. Sheriff Vance has been working with the K-9 unit in Seward County since 2006.
The Seward County Sheriff’s Posse is not an official division of our office. The Sheriff’s Posse is a group of dedicated volunteers who provide assistance and support to the Seward County Sheriff’s Office with public relations, traffic control, herding cattle and many other requests made by our office.