SHERIFF MIKE UNGER AND THE STANTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WERE RECOGNIZED FOR THIER LEADERSHIP AND VALIANT ACTIONS DURING THE JUNE 16th, 2014 PILGER TORNADO AND ITS AFTERMATH.
"WEWERE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUCH DEDICATED AND WELL TRAINED PEOPLE THERE TO HELP US IN OUR TIME OF NEED"
A Pilger Resident-Tornado Survivor
Sheriff's Office Photo taken in May 2016
The Stanton County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing
the best service possible to all residents of Stanton County
and any person that may visit our county. The Sheriff's Office
strives to serve and protect every citizen with effective and
pro-active law enforcement. Our goal is that everyone may raise
their families in a safe and comfortable setting.
ABOUT STANTON COUNTY
Stanton County is located in northeast Nebraska, and is comprised
of 431 square miles. The city of Stanton is the county seat
of Stanton county, and Pilger, eight miles east of Stanton
are the only communities in the county.However, the largest population in the county is located in the unicorporated area known as Woodland Park located just outside of Norfolk in northwestern Stanton County. The Proximity to Norfolk increases the daily population to the county and activity encountered by the Sheriff's Office
THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
office of the Sheriff originates from old English Law and
was brought to our country by the British in colonial times.
Currently in Nebraska there
are 93 elected sheriff’s serving each of the counties of the state.
The office of the Sheriff is responsible for both criminal law enforcement
and civil process. This includes law enforcement in all forms from traffic
enforcement and accident investigation to the investigation of serious
criminal acts such as sexual assault and homicide. The Sheriff is also
responsible for the housing and transportation of county prisoners to and
from court and jail facilities. In Nebraska, Sheriff’s serve four
year partisan terms. Sheriff Unger also serves as a County Coroner and investigates every death in Stanton County.
the civil side as required by state statue, the Sheriff acts
as the collector of outstanding taxes and service of all
court writs, that includes civil court filings, court orders
or law suits between one or more person(s). Civil process
is often time consuming and in some cases involves very emotional
issues. The job is a 24 hour 365 days a year job that requires
a lot of effort on the behalf of the Sheriff and his deputies
to keep the county safe and operating smoothly.