Niobrara County Sheriff's Office.


Welcome to the Niobrara County Sheriff's Office website.

Niobrara County Sheriff's Office

In service to all... who find themselves in Niobrara County, Wyoming.

Sheriff, Rick Zerbe

Niobrara County, Wyoming is located on the Eastern high plains of Wyoming at the cross roads to the West.

"The Niobrara County Sheriff's Office is key to emergency services response; should you need help, we are here by only a 9-1-1 call in most areas of Niobrara County, Wyoming."

The Niobrara County Sheriff's Office provides county wide law enforcement for the local population of just 2,484 citizens as of the 2010 census. This number of persons however increases in the summer months as travelers passthrough Niobrara County, Wyoming to their regional destinations.

Niobrara County, Wyoming is at the cross roads of the West. In our county runs super two lane highways with passing zones and a maximum speed limit of 70 miles per hour. Making our area, the route of choice from the Denver Colorado metro area to the scenic and sacred Black Hill's of South Dakota, then on to Rapid City. You must travel through Niobrara County, Wyoming to know, “That's WY”

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Events for 2018

June 22 - 23, 2018 Alumni Weekend.  Facebook page here.

July 13 - 14, 2018 The Ledgend of Rawhide.  Website page here.

July 27 - August 4, 2018 Niobrara County Fair.  Facebook page here.

August 3 - 12, 2018 78th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  Website page here.

Know the road ahead in Niobrara County, Wyoming when going to Sturgis.


Denver, Colorado to Sturgis, South Dakota. US Highway 85 is 389 miles, 6 hours 41 minutes.  Map it!
Lusk, Wyoming to Sturgis, South Dakota, via US Highway 85 is 147 miles, 2 hours 37 minutes. Map it!
Lusk, Wyoming to Sturgis, South Dakota, via scenic Black Hills, is 194 miles, 3 hours 50 minutes. Take your time enjoy the trip. Map it!

All roads lead from Lusk, Wyoming.  Please stop at our little town on the plains.  Take on some fuel and fill your stomach with some food while you visit our small towns.  The alternate route from Denver to Sturgis is via, Manville on Wyoming Highway 270 to Lance Creek and then on to US 18 85. Map it! 

Slowdown through Lusk, Manville, Van Tassell and Lance Creek, Wyoming, the speed limit is 30 mph.  You can purchase fuel in Manville, Wyoming 8am - 8pm.  Twenty-four hour service is 10 miles to the East in Lusk, Wyoming.  There is no fuel service in Lance Creek, Wyoming.

North of Lusk, and Manville, Wyoming; you are crossing the least populated county, in the least populated state. On a motorcycle, make sure to take on fuel, there is no cell phone service North of Lusk, Manville and Lance Creek, Wyoming.

Help us petition cell phone service providers for expanded cell phone service in Northern Niobrara County, Wyoming. Learn more here.

Lusk, Wyoming to Edgemont, South Dakota is; 68.8 miles, 1 hour, 3 minutes. Map it!

Lusk, Wyoming to Newcastle, Wyoming is; 80.4 miles, 1 hour, 14 minutes. Map it!

Drive Sober! Buckle Up! Put the phone down! Drive the speed limit or slower for conditions, be patient with delays and slower traffic.  Don't get in a rush to pass the slower traffic, they will either pullover or you will come into a wide passing zone.  Keep to the right lane when not passing and remeber to share the road.  The Niobrara County Sheriff's Office deputies along with the Wyoming Highway Patrol are out here enforcing the laws of the road in Wyoming.

Do not get caught with Marijuana or THC products in Wyoming.  Legal in Colorado does not make it legal in Wyoming.  The smallest amount will cost you a few thousand dollars, place you on probation or land you in jail for a few months.  Higher amounts are sure to a bring a lengthy prison stay within our Wyoming Department of Corrections.

Wyoming is about life lived to the fullest, but don't let a wildlife encounter leave you in tears or with a trip to the hospital.  Wildlife was here long before our roads and highways; their natural migration areas do cross our roads and highways.   These areas are well known and highway signs have been posted warning drivers to watch for wildlife that may be in the road.  Be ready to slow down and stop.  Keep to your lane and steer to the rear of the animal. All crashes with Wildlife with damages over $1000.00 must be reported to law enforcement.

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