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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
 

Denison, Iowa Police Chief Vacancy

The City of Denison, Iowa, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chief of Police.  For more information, please see the below link. Final Ad - pdf.

Police Chief Vacancy – Wahoo, Nebraska

The City of Wahoo, Nebraska, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chief of Police.  For more information, please go to the below link. https://www.wahoo.ne.us/vnews/display.v/ART/59d403a04c2e1  

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

2021 POAN Handbooks

Reminder: 2021 POAN Handbooks are for sale for $10.00 each. You can place your order on the POAN website below. https://www.policeofficersassociationofnebraska.com/poan-handbook

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.  

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.

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.