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Newman Grove, Nebraska Police Chief Vacancy

The City of Newman Grove, Nebraska is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Chief of Police. Candidate must be a certified police officer within the State of Nebraska, possess a valid Nebraska driver's license and pass all applicable background checks. Preferred candidates will have three years of law enforcement management experience. Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  To apply for the position, email resume and three reference to TroikaNG@gmail.com or mail to City of Newman Grove, P.O. Box 446, Newman Grove, Ne 68758. Application forms are available by calling the City Clerk's Office at (402)447-6444.

Crete’s New Police Chief

Crete Lieutenant, Gary Young has been selected as the new Police Chief in Crete, Nebraska.  Chief Young replaces longtime Chief Steve Hensel.

Oakland’s New Police Chief

Bryan Dunn has been selected as the new Police Chief in Oakland, Nebraska.  Chief Dunn was a previous Thurston County deputy and an Oakland, Lyons and Decatur officer.

Ceresco’s New Police Chief

Ceresco Part-time Police Officer, Tony Hernandez has been selected as the new Police Chief in Ceresco, Nebraska.  Chief Hernandez was also a long-time Lincoln Police Department Officer and replaces Steve Anderson.

Plainview’s New Police Chief

Plainview Police Officer, Kristy Hallock has been selected as the new Police Chief in Plainview, Nebraska.  Chief Hallock replaces longtime Chief Bruce Yolsten.

Valley’s New Police Chief

Valley K9 Officer, James Deemer has been selected as the new Police Chief in Valley, Nebraska.  Chief Deemer replaces longtime Chief Brett Smith whose last day will be August 19, 2022.

Holdrege’s New Police Chief

The City of Holdrege, Nebraska has appointed Martin McIntire as its new police chief.  Chief McIntire was previously a sergeant with the Department.

Wahoo’s New Police Chief

The City of Wahoo, Nebraska has appointed Joe Baudler as its new police chief.  Chief Baudler was Hickman was the Police Chief of Ashland, Nebraska.

Ashland’s New Police Chief

The City of Ashland, Nebraska has appointed Ryan Brady as its new police chief.  Chief Brady replaces Joe Baudler who recently was named the Police Chief of Wahoo, Nebraska.

Beatrice’s New Police Chief

The City of Beatrice, Nebraska has appointed John Hickman as its new police chief.  Chief Hickman was previously a Montana Police Chief and replaces Bruce Lang who recently retired after over 40 years in law enforcement.

Hooper’s New Police Chief

The City of Hooper, Nebraska has appointed Branden Stoural as its new police chief.

Lyon’s New Police Chief

The City of Lyons, Nebraska has appointed Brenda Anderson as its new police chief.

Decatur, Nebraska Police Chief Vacancy

The Decatur, Nebraska Police Department is accepting applications for a full time chief of police. Decatur is a small town located in Burt County. The area is a welcoming community that provides hunting, fishing, and boating activities. Certification from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC) is required. Applicants must be of good moral character, be able to pass a thorough background investigation and hold a valid Nebraska driver's license. Scheduling and shifts are negotiable with the City Board. Being on call is required when not working agreed upon hours. Days off will be covered by part time officers. To request an application or for questions please contact current Police Chief Hedlund at 402-349-5707 or email DecaturPD@outlook.com.

Trafficking Victim Assistance Program

A program at Lutheran Family Services that works with individuals who are non-U.S. citizens being either sexually or labor trafficked. This program provides a number of different services for those being trafficked.  Click on the attached link for more information. Client Flyer FY21

Minatare’s New Police Chief

The City of Minatare, Nebraska has appointed Jared Shepard as its new police chief.  Chief Shepard was formerly an officer in the State of Washington and prior to that a deputy with the Scotts Bluff, Nebraska Sheriff's Office.

North Platte’s New Police Chief

The City of North Platte, Nebraska has appointed Steve Reeves as its new police chief.  Chief Reeves replaces Dan Hudson who recently retired.

Attorney Needed for The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice is seeking an attorney who self-motivated and experienced to provide legal services for the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC) and the Director of the NLETC.  For more information, please click on the attached link. https://ncc.nebraska.gov/law-enforcement-job-listings

Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center Staff Instructor Vacancy

The Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center has an opening for the position of Staff Instructor.  For more information, please click on the attached link. https://ncc.nebraska.gov/law-enforcement-job-listings  

West Point’s New Police Chief

The City of West Point, Nebraska has promoted its Assistant Police Chief, John Adams to the rank of Chief of Police.  Chief Adams replaces long time chief, Mike Fisher.

Crofton, Nebraska Police Chief Vacancy

Crofton Nebraska is located in Knox County, Nebraska, fifteen miles south of Lewis and Clark Lake and the Missouri river near Yankton, South Dakota. The area is a welcoming community and provides hunting, fishing and boating activities for the active outdoorsmen.  Per their words, "Our little city needs a law-enforcement officer who will be a part of this small community by joining the activities and providing services. The chief of police position offers independence, salary, paid training, and insurance and retirement benefits. Come join the team."  Contact the City at 402-388-4766 or Mayor Sharol Lawhead at 402-358-1391 or email cityofcrofton@gpcom.net or mayorsharol@gmail.com.

Contact List Needed for Agencies in the State of Nebraska that have Crisis Negotiators

The Nebraska Association of Crisis Negotiators has asked the Omaha Police Department to compile a contact list for all agencies in the state of Nebraska that have crisis negotiators so that they can send out state wide communications and training announcements.
If you are interested in being included on this mailing list (or having a designee be included) please send Miranda Vaughan, Training Specialist, (402) 444-4116,  miranda.vaughan@cityofomaha.org the following information:
  • the email you would like to use
  • the name of your agency
  • how many negotiators you currently have
 

Officer Safety – Possible Holster Retention Issues

A safety advisory has been issued by SAFARILAND Duty Gear regarding its 7000 series duty holsters.  Please see the attachment for more details. 7000 Series Advisory

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 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.

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.

2022 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.