Gosper County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Gosper County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 507 Smith Ave, Elwood, 68937 NE
  • Chief:
Phone: (308)785-2420
Fax: (308)785-2036

Gosper County Sheriff's Office is located at 507 Smith Ave, Elwood, 68937 NE. The Gosper County Sheriff's Office phone number is (308)785-2420.

Gosper County Sheriff's Office News

On September 24, 2018, the Keith County Sheriff's Office provided an arrest warrant for Isaiah Hausman, 20, for Use Explosive Device to Damage Property, Arson, Burglary-2 Cts, Felony Theft, Theft-3 Cts, and Criminal Mischief-2 Cts. The Gosper County Sheriff's Office, along with a Trooper from the Nebraska State Patrol and District 11 Probation Officers, located Hausmna at Lakeside Trailer Court and took him in to custody.

On September 21, 2018 the Gosper County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible Sexual Assault. An investigation was conducted resulting in a rural Gosper County resident being arrested. Warren Miner, 48, was arrested and booked in to the Dawson County Jail for 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, along with other charges. The name and age of the child is being withheld to protect their identity.

See Something Send Something is up and running. Download App for Apple or Android. This program was originally for use by schools to have a better connection with law enforcement, however the app may be used by anyone. You may also call 866-286-SAFE (7233), or email / text to safeschools@kearneygov.org For more information go to www.seeandsend.info or contact Sheriff Ocken or Chief Deputy Ward at the Gosper County Sheriff's Office.

COMING SOON **** More information will follow on this new tool to help keep Gosper County safe.

*** SCAM ALERT*** Another scam phone call has come to our attention. If you get a call from 864-513-9045 saying they are from a legal law enforcement agency and that your Social Security number will be locked due to illegal activity, it is a scam. A Social Security number can not be locked. Please remember not to give out any information over the phone such as Social Security numbers, bank account information, or send any money. If you feel that it is a scam, please contact the Gosper County Sheriff's Office at 308-785-2420.


REMINDER The dam road at Johnson Lake will be closed on July 3rd from 9:30 pm until after the fireworks display is over. Thank you for your understanding and have a safe holiday.

The Gosper County Sheriff’s Office got to spend another semester with the 8th Grade class at Elwood School. During the time with the 8th Grade, we discuss topics such as Peer Pressure, Respect, Bullying, Drugs and Alcohol, Sexting and Suicide. The students are given the opportunity to anonymously suggest topics to cover or to ask questions. It is, at times, difficult to see if the students take anything away from our time together. This year, we know we made an impact. A specific bullying issue was addressed in the group. Pledges were made by the students to stop. The pledges were met and confirmed by faculty that the bullying had stopped. Parents have personally sent messages after their child had gone home and discussed what we talked about in class that day. The semester ended with a field trip to the Dawson County Jail and courts. Several students had the opportunity to see what real life jail is all about. Kenny Townsend also spoke about the Probation Office. Thanks to the Elwood School Administration and Staff for allowing the Gosper County Sheriff’s Office to be a part of molding and education the students.

Thank you for your support US Attorney Joseph Kelly.

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Thank you to everyone that helped out.

The Gosper County Sheriff's Office would like to Thank the Dean Houlden Family for the memorial money that will be used toward the Santa Cop Program. We are excited that with this donation more under privileged families from the Gosper County area will be supplied with needed clothing and food. Thank you! Elaine Houlden, Linda Boyd, Kevin & Mary Houlden, Gary & Shelly Houlden and Tobin & Cindy Houlden.

Thank you to Tyson Foods of Lexington for supporting area Law Enforcement. Due to their donation to the Gosper County Sheriff's Office, we were able to update computers and Wi-fi technology in our vehicles. With this technology we will be able to access much needed information in real time.

Thank You to Lexington Regional Health Center. Today they provided tourniquets and training on their use to Deputies from the Gosper County Sheriff's Office and the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, along with Officers from the Lexington Police Department and area Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Tourniquets are used to help stop severe bleeding. The bleeding could come from an injury in an Active Shooter situation, car wrecks, farm accidents, or even just a severe cut from a knife in the kitchen. Thanks again to Lexington Regional Health Center for investing not only in your area law enforcement, but in the care of area residents.

Everyone please prepare and be safe during the next 24-36 hours.