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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.

Chadron, Nebraska Lieutenant Job Announcement

The Chadron Police Department is looking for a skilled leader, committed to public service, looking to make a difference with their unique abilities, while working as an integral part of a team in the position of Police Lieutenant. Our staff is well equipped with up-to-date equipment including: patrol vehicles, firearms, bullet proof vests, Tasers, body cameras, mobile data terminals and all the necessary equipment and training to be successful in this challenging profession. This position supervises sergeants, police officers and other assigned staff for a 15 member police department and a full Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP/911 Center). Our Benefits: The City of Chadron offers excellent benefits: comparable wages, overtime, sick leave, annual leave, two personal leave days and nine paid holidays. A full benefits package including an excellent health care plan (family coverage is $247.09 per month), dental and vision insurance, $30,000 in term life insurance, 7% retirement benefit and an Employee Assistance Program is provided. A city educational assistance program is available and Chadron State College has a strong Criminal Justice program for those looking to further their education and career. Requirements: Minimum of five years of experience in police work, with a minimum of three years which must have been equivalent to police sergeant or higher rank, and Certification as a Nebraska Law Enforcement Officer by the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center or ability to obtain within one year of employment, and Certification as a Nebraska Law Enforcement Supervisor by the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center or ability to obtain within one year of employment; and Certification as a Nebraska Law Enforcement Manager by the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center or ability to obtain within one year of employment; or any combination of police education and police experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and ability. Applicants for this position may send a letter of interest, references and resume to the Secretary of the Civil Service Commission, P.O. Box 390, Chadron, NE 69337-0390. More information is also available on the web at www.chadron-nebraska.com or email personnel@chadron-nebraska.com. Applications will close on July 23, 2021. Applicants may be required to travel to Chadron more than once to participate in the selection process. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER SALARY: Exempt position, Salary range of $23.52-$33.65 per HR, negotiable based on qualifications and experience. CLOSING DATE: July 23, 2021 CONTACT PERSON: Bev Bartlett, Civil Service Secretary CONTACT EMAIL: personnel@chadron-nebraska.com CONTACT PHONE: (308)432-0505 CONTACT ADDRESS: P.O. Box 390, Chadron, NE 69337 WEBSITE: www.chadron-nebraska.com

Fillmore County, Nebraska Sheriff Job Announcement

Fillmore County, Nebraska is seeking qualified candidates to fill the vacancy in the office of County Sheriff. The appointed individual will administer and direct the functions and personnel of the Sheriff's office, for the unexpired term ending January 5, 2023. The County is seeking an innovative and progressive professional with proven managerial and leadership experience, as well as strong interpersonal skills, possessing the ability to lead, coach and train staff in a focused and effective manner to support its objectives. Candidates should be community oriented and able to maintain positive relationships with citizens, schools and businesses. The Fillmore County Sheriff's office currently consists of five full-time sworn deputy sheriffs, and also includes 24-hour dispatch/jailer staff. Qualifications: Qualified candidates must: (1) hold a high school diploma or GED, a valid Nebraska driver's license, and a current Law Enforcement Certification in the State of Nebraska; (2) be of good moral and professional character as determined by a thorough background investigation; (3) be able to react calmly and quickly in case of emergency and make correct decisions in such cases; (4) have proven skills in the use of firearms; (5) have practical knowledge of basic first aid, basic computer operation, and automotive equipment used in modern law enforcement; (6) have an thorough understanding of state laws, administrative rules and regulations for sheriffs' office and jail administration in Nebraska; (7) possess working knowledge of communication systems, including Enhanced-911; and (8) be able to maintain records, prepare reports, and utilize good fiscal management practices in the handling of departmental budgets. Five years of law enforcement officer experience and/or at least (3) years experience as a supervisory officer in a law enforcement agency is preferred. Salary: $72,936.88 per year plus an excellent fringe benefit package consisting of health, dental, vision and life insurances, and participation in NPERS. Application: When submitting your application, you must also include: (1) Employment application (on original form); (2) A resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications consistent with those listed; (3) a copy of your Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification and any advanced law enforcement training or continuing education certificates; and (4) at least two professional references. Employment application forms are available in the Fillmore County Clerks office, by e-mailing amy.nelson@fillmorecountyne.gov, or by calling (402) 759-4931. Submit General Application and related documents to: Fillmore County Board of Supervisors c/o Fillmore County Clerk 900 G Street PO Box 307 Geneva, NE 68361 DEADLINE: Friday, August 6, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. CT Fillmore County is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Humphrey, Nebraska Police Chief Job Announcement

The Humphrey Police Department is currently looking to fill their police Chief position. This is a salaried position with full benefits. The Department is comprised of one full-time police chief and five part-time officers.

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

Lincoln's Mayor recently nominated Teresa Ewins, a commander with the San Francisco Police Department to serve as the City's new police chief. If approved by Lincoln's City Council, Ms. Ewins will begin her duties as chief August 31st.

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.

2021 PCAN Annual Meeting

The Police Chiefs Association of Nebraska has tentatively scheduled its 2021 Annual Meeting for October 3rd in Kearney.

2021 NSA/POAN Conference

The 2021 Nebraska Sheriffs Association and Nebraska Police Officers Association Conference has now been scheduled for October 3rd through 6th in Kearney.

2021 IACP Conference

The 2021 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference has now been scheduled for September 11 through 14, 2021, in New Orleans.

Papillion Police Deputy Chief Opening and Testing Announcement

An excellent leadership opportunity exists in one of America’s Best Places to Live. The City of Papillion, Nebraska is seeking an experienced law enforcement administrator with exceptional interpersonal skills and progressive management experience in municipal law enforcement. Papillion population of approximately 24,000, combines the safety, livability, history, affordability, and friendliness of a small town with the economic and cultural opportunities provided by the Omaha metropolitan area. The City of Papillion is known nationally for its high quality of life and is the economic engine of Sarpy County — Nebraska’s fastest growing county. Papillion has been named to Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live six times since 2007 and rated as high as #2. This 1870’s railroad town covers 11.88 square miles, and is the county seat of Sarpy County, the fastest growing county in the state of Nebraska. Papillion combines a quaint downtown with recent robust housing and commercial growth. The City is seeking a Police Deputy Chief to assist the Police Chief leading a department in which the community has one of the lowest crime rates in the state. For additional information about this job please visit: https://secure4.entertimeonline.com/ta/6146700.careers?CareersSearch

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.