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Welcome to the Police Chiefs Association of Nebraska!
ANNOUNCEMENTS!!

  • PCAN's 2018 Annual Meeting - September 30, 2018

  • Hello! I am reaching out to see if your Department would be interested in joining other Nebraska Police Departments in participating in the Pink Patch Project for 2018. This is a nationwide, collaborative effort that originated in Southern California. In 2017, the Omaha Police Department joined LaVista Police Department in this special public awareness campaign that brings attention to the fight against breast cancer, while supporting cancer research organizations. In addition to Omaha and LaVista, other participating Departments: Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Papillion Police Department, Ralston Police Department, Sarpy County Sheriff's Office. Last year, we sold pink patches, along with a Metro-area t-shirt. We are looking for additional Departments to add to the t-shirt this year. I have attached last year's t-shirt design. It would be awesome if we could fill that up this year. To learn more about this initiative, you can check out these sites: www.facebook.com/pinkpatchproject https://www.irwindaleca.gov/index.aspx?NID=363 We are having our first 2018 Pink Patch Planning meeting on: Friday / April 27, 2018 / 2p LaVista Police Department / 7701 S. 96th Street / LaVista, NE We would love to have as many Nebraska and surrounding agencies participate. Please feel free to forward this to any other Department(s) who may be interested. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at the numbers below. Thank you. Laurie -- Captain Laurie A. Scott Administrative Information Section |Police Services Bureau Omaha Police Department 402.444.6353 Office | 402.510.1485 Mobile

  • POAN Address Change: 521 First Street, P.O. Box 10, Milford, NE 68405

  • 2018 NSA/POAN Conference September 30 through October 3, 2018

  • For Nebraska Police Department Locations and Departments with PCAN members, go to the Members' Bulletin Board

The concept of a state police chiefs association was a vision of Jim Ruberson, a former Police Chief from Hastings. PCAN was established in 1987 under the leadership of Jim Ruberson. It was through Jim’s initiative and persistence that the Police Chiefs Association of Nebraska, PCAN, was established. Jim traveled the State visiting with the many Police Chiefs promoting the need for an organization that would represent them.

The Association experienced the typical growing pains of any new organization. Issues such as what to name the organization, whether to be a separate organization or a division of the Police Officers Association of Nebraska, and the drafting of bylaws were just to name a few.

An early initiative of PCAN was to establish a State accreditation process that would give departments which could not afford national accreditation the opportunity to acquire recognition for adhering to professional standards. The concept of agency accreditation lost momentum over the years and eventually the State accreditation program was ended. Several police departments received state accreditation through PCAN while the program existed.