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Promotion Evaluators Needed

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is in need of four (4) evaluators for the Sergeant and Lieutenant promotional process taking place on December 2nd and 8th respectively.  This is an excellent opportunity for networking and to demonstrate leadership skills.  Interested persons should be at or above the rank of Sergeant for the Sergeant's process and at or above the rank of Lieutenant for the Lieutenant process.  Responses should be coordinated with their contractor, Kathy Swenson and Associates.  For more information click on the below link. Info for assessors re test  

Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center Names New Deputy Director

The Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island, Nebraska, has named Mark Stephenson as its new Deputy Director.  Mark will be in charge of training and replaces Bill Keeling.

Free Implicit Bias Training

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is offering two hours worth of implicit bias training free and can be conducted onsite at a hosting agency.   Contact UNK Police Chief Jim Davis at davisjf@unk.edu for more information.  

New Edgar Police Chief

The City of Edgar has hired Jason Miller as its new Police Chief.

North Platte, Nebraska Chief of Police Announcement

The City of North Platte, Nebraska, is currently seeking candidates for the position of Police Chief. The Chief of Police has management oversight of an annual budget of $6,100,000 and is supported by a staff of 67 employees, of which 41 are sworn officers.  The hiring salary range will be 77,708.80 – 106,828.80 based on qualifications and experience. Job requirements are any combination of experience and training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Police Administration, criminal justice or a related field, plus seven years of progressively responsible law enforcement and police administration experience, including four years in a responsible command or administrative capacity. To be considered for this career opportunity, please email a resume, cover letter and references by August 31st, 2021 to Jill Heeren, Civil Service Secretary at heerenja@ci.north-platte.ne.us OR complete an application and email to the above email address. (308) 535-6724 ext. 3236

New PCAN Region 2 Director

Bryan Waugh, Kearney Chief of Police has been elected and appointed Region 2 Director for the Police Chiefs Association of Nebraska.  Chief Waugh replaces Dennis DaMoude who recently retired from Holdrege.

North Platte’s Police Chief Announces His Retirement

North Platte, Nebraska Police Chief Dan Hudson has announced that he will be retiring November 2, 2021.

New Battle Creek Police Chief

The City of Battle Creek has hired Jeffrey Meinke as its new Police Chief.

Plainview, Nebraska Police Chief Job Announcement

The City of Plainview is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief. Cover letter, resume and three references will be accepted at P.O. Box 757 Plainview, NE 68769, attention: Jeremy Tarr, City Administrator. Application forms are available online at www.cityofplainview.com or in person at 205 W Locust Ave in Plainview, NE between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Position open until filled. Requirements: Must be a US Citizen, at least 21 years of age, must have a high school diploma or GED, be of good moral character with no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions, a valid driver's license, in good physical condition and must be willing to work a schedule that includes some weekends and holidays. Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification is preferred. Applicants must be able to meet the NLETC qualifications for certification and pass a background check. The City of Plainview is an equal opportunity employer.

Wausa, Nebraska Police Chief Job Announcement

The Village of Wausa, Nebraska is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, uniform allowance, and retirement. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid Nebraska driver's license, be in good physical condition and of good moral character, have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions and be a United States Citizen. A background check will be performed on all applicants. Nebraska Law Enforcement certification is required. Send resume and references to: Village Clerk P.O. Box 219 Wausa, NE 68786 402-586-2311 EOE Position open until filled.

Ponca, Nebraska Police Chief Job Announcement

The City of Ponca, Nebraska, is accepting applications for its Chief of Police position. Minimum requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years of age or older, a valid Driver's License and must be of good moral character with no felonies, domestic assault, or serious misdemeanor convictions. Beginning annual salary of $42,875.00, plus a competitive benefits package. Please submit cover letter, resume, a minimum of 3 references, and a City of Ponca application to: City of Ponca, P.O. Box 465, Ponca, NE 68770. Applications may be requested from the City of Ponca, 123 W 3rd St., Ponca, NE 68770, by calling 402-755-5165, or by email at asstclerk@cityofponca.org. This position will remain open until filled. First review of applications to occur after November 20, 2020. The City of Ponca is an equal opportunity employer.

Coleridge, Nebraska Police Chief Job Announcement

The Village of Coleridge Nebraska, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is currently accepting applications for a full-time position of Chief of Police. Candidate must be a certified police officer within the State of Nebraska, possess a valid driver's license, and pass all applicable background checks. Preferred candidates will have at least three years of law enforcement management experience, and an Associate's degree or higher education. Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Benefit package includes uniform allowance, health insurance allowance, retirement, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation leave. To apply for the position obtain and application from the Village Clerk's Office. The position remains open until filled. Applications accepted in person during regular business hours at the address below. Applications by mail can be sent to: Village of Coleridge, Attn. Police Chief Search, P.O. Box 276, Coleridge, NE 68727-0276

New Papillion Police Chief

The City of Papillion has appointed Chris Whitted as its new chief of police. Chief Whitted has been with the Papillion Police Department since 1993 serving in various positions, the most recent being deputy chief of police.

New Chadron Police Chief

The City of Chadron has hired Richard Hickstein as its next police chief. Chief Hickstein has been with the Chadron Police Department since 1999 and replaces Tim Lordino who recently retired after 13 years as Chadron's Police Chief.

New Holdrege Police Chief

The City of Holdrege has hired Dave Albers, a 21 year veteran of the Kansas Highway Patrol as its next police chief. Chief Albers replaces Dennis DaMoude who retired after 44 years in law enforcement.

New Lincoln Police Chief

Teresa Ewins, a commander with the San Francisco Police Department has been hired to serve as Lincoln's new police chief.  She replaces Jeff Bliemeister who recently resigned to become head of security at Bryan Health.

LEOSA Reform Act

Recently, United States Congressman Don Bacon introduced the LEOSA Reform Act aiming to fix many of the issues off-duty officers and retired law enforcement have faced while carrying concealed since the passing of the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) in 2004.

Back the Blue Act

Recently, United States Congressman Don Bacon helped introduce the Back the Blue Act seeking to ensure that those who risk their lives to protect others are afforded greater protection.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo’s Concealed Carry Policy

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has a policy of allowing concealed carry on zoo grounds if the person is an active LEO (credentialed) or a retired LEO qualified under the provisions of HR 218.

2021 Legislative Bills

A complete listing of the Legislative Bills that the Police Chiefs Association of Nebraska supported, opposed or remained neutral on can be found in the Member Portal section of this website.