23-1701. Sheriff; general duties; residency.

It is the duty of the sheriff to serve or otherwise execute, according to law, and return writs or other legal process issued by lawful authority and directed or committed to the sheriff and to perform such other duties as may be required by law. The county sheriff shall prepare and file the required annual inventory statement of county personal property in his or her custody or possession as provided in sections 23-346 to 23-350.

A sheriff elected after November 1986 need not be a resident of the county when he or she files for election as sheriff, but a sheriff shall reside in a county for which he or she holds office.

Source:Laws 1879, § 116, p. 384; R.S.1913, § 5653; C.S.1922, § 4980; C.S.1929, § 26-1401; Laws 1939, c. 28, § 15, p. 154; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 26-1401; R.S.1943, § 23-1701; Laws 1986, LB 812, § 6; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 34.

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