Police Officer (Lateral and Recruit) FREE education at any State of Nebraska University or College for officers and their dependents!

Police Officer Trainee
Lincoln Police Department (NE) - NCC - Lincoln, Nebraska

Jun 16, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Sep 30, 2024

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$32.835 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$32.835 hourly
Lateral Transfer:
$68,296-$96,539 annual
Top Pay:
$96,539 annual

Job Description

The Lincoln Police Department is accepting applications for both entry-level and certified police officers. All officers and their dependents are entitled to a free education at any state of Nebraska university, college or community college and six weeks of paid parental leave!

We know that diversity makes us better, so we're committed to building a department that reflects the community we serve. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We can and will teach you skills, so our biggest considerations in the hiring process are character and talent. We've found the things that make a great Lincoln Police Officer are: integrity, being a team player, drive, humility, effective intelligence, emotional strength, adaptability, resiliency and curiosity.

As a Lincoln Police Officer, you will be exposed to a wide variety of experiences and have countless opportunities for professional growth. Unlike most departments our size, we subscribe to a generalist policing philosophy. This means we give our officers the training and responsibility to fully investigate the cases they're dispatched to rather than handing most of them off to an investigative unit. Policing that way adds an extra challenge to the job, but it also builds well-rounded officers and allows you to hone your skills on patrol so you're ready to hit the ground running when opportunities for advancement come along.

Lincoln Police Officers work in cooperation with the community to prevent crime and proactively address problems before bad things happen. They enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, excellent pay and a defined benefit pension in return. Currently certified officers may be eligible for additional incentives.

If you're ready to turn your passion and commitment into action, it's time to answer the call, accept the challenge and find your place at the Lincoln Police Department.

Additional Information

We are hiring both police trainees and lateral transers for a January Academy. Lateral transfers have the ability to start higher in the pay scale based on experience and the potential to purchase credit for up to 10 years into our pension system.

A 3% raise will go into effect in September 2024. Additionally, a retention bonus of $2,000 for those commissioned after Aug 2023 to be paid in Aug 2024.

You can learn more reasons why you should join our team or get started with your application at https://joinlpd.com/.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 and over
  • Education: High School Graduate or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Experience: None

Candidates must meet such physical requirements, including minimum vision requirements, as established by the City; and have no felony convictions. Candidates will need to meet NLETC admission requirements in order to be hired. See this website for additional information: ++https://ncc.nebraska.gov/admission-criteriarequirements++

Possession of a valid State of Nebraska driver's license when operating a vehicle is necessary to the satisfactory performance of assigned duties. Our hiring process information packet can be found here: ++https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/files/sharedassets/public/police/hiringguide.pdf++ ++(Download PDF reader)++

Contact Information

Nate Grimm

Lincoln Police Department (NE) - NCC
575 S 10th St
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
phone: 1-402-441-7231

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