This is a call to those who are ready to put in the work to help others. An appeal to people of all backgrounds who are ready to commit to doing what’s right. This is an invitation to apply culture, skills and passion to more than just a job—use them to answer a calling.
At the Lincoln Police Department, we know we can’t do our job alone. That’s why we’ve been dedicated to community-based policing since 1975. It’s not a program or policy, but a commitment to a set of values used to guide our law enforcement efforts.
LPD officers work cooperatively with individual citizens, groups and organizations to identify and resolve issues through a combination of prevention, early identification and intervention. It’s a proactive approach designed to help us make a lasting impact in neighborhoods all across the city of Lincoln.
Creating partnerships with the people you serve is a key component of police work. It’s why we empower every officer to develop and maintain relationships with citizens, businesses, schools and community organizations. Because making a connection is the best way for you to make a difference.
We’re called to this line of work because we want to be a force for good in our community. As an LPD officer, you’re not just an enforcer of the law—you’re a mentor, educator, mediator, activist and so much more.
As your career progresses, you’ll be exposed to an endless variety of experiences, along with countless opportunities for professional growth. You’ll rapidly acquire a wide range of skills, leading to greater opportunities for advancement into specialized positions more quickly. It’s what makes the job both exciting and rewarding.
“ Lincoln police officers are called to positively impact our city. When that’s your intention, your work and service always make a difference. ”
Not only do Lincoln police officers get to make a difference in the community, but they make a great living while doing it. As a new recruit, you’ll be entitled to a competitive starting salary and benefits.