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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center

221st Basic Training Session

Neb. Rev. §81-1414 (6)(g) established a 16 week limit on employment as a noncertified conditional officer. The Police Standards Advisory Council has the ability to hear a request for an extension of this mandate. The extension, if granted, cannot exceed 16 additional weeks. 

To be eligible to request such an extension, the following requirements must be met. The change in status form must be submitted within 7 days of the hiring (it may be submitted before actual appointment); immediately apply for admission to the next basic training session; and/or the Training Center denied the applicant’s admission based on class size limitations. 

This hiring timeline does not apply to an individual hired as a Trainee. However, a Trainee cannot work as a law enforcement officer until they have completed certification training. 

All application packets must be complete and submitted within 21 days of hiring and or appointment. Failure to submit completed packets within the time frame may result in denial of admission for the applicant. 

In order to be in compliance with §81-1414 (6)(g), an applicant should not be appointed as a noncertified conditional officer prior to 16 weeks before the end date of the course.  

NLETC PRET Date: August 6, 2025 (Date subject to change.)

If your student requires a dorm room (free of charge) the night before testing, contact NLETC at 308-385-6030.

Link: Application for Basic Training (PACKETS DUE AUGUST 1, 2025)

Equipment: Upon acceptance into the basic session this information will be provided..

Start Date: 9/2/2025      Start Time: 4:00PM

16 Week curriculum - 626 Hours          

End Date: 12/19/2025

Tuition: Lodging and meals as applicable. Fee Schedule    

Class Limit: 50

Location: NLETC

Instructor:     

Coordinator: Deputy Director Gene Boner

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2025 - 4:00pm to Friday, December 19, 2025 - 11:00am

220th Basic Training Session

Neb. Rev. §81-1414 (6)(g) established a 16 week limit on employment as a noncertified conditional officer. The Police Standards Advisory Council has the ability to hear a request for an extension of this mandate. The extension, if granted, cannot exceed 16 additional weeks. 

To be eligible to request such an extension, the following requirements must be met. The change in status form must be submitted within 7 days of the hiring (it may be submitted before actual appointment); immediately apply for admission to the next basic training session; and/or the Training Center denied the applicant’s admission based on class size limitations. 

This hiring timeline does not apply to an individual hired as a Trainee. However, a Trainee cannot work as a law enforcement officer until they have completed certification training. 

All application packets must be complete and submitted within 21 days of hiring and or appointment. Failure to submit completed packets within the time frame may result in denial of admission for the applicant. 

In order to be in compliance with §81-1414 (6)(g), an applicant should not be appointed as a noncertified conditional officer prior to 16 weeks before the end date of the course.  

NLETC PRET Date: April 9, 2025 (Date subject to change.)

If your student requires a dorm room (free of charge) the night before testing, contact NLETC at 308-385-6030.

Link: Application for Basic Training (PACKETS DUE APRIL 4, 2025)

Equipment: Upon acceptance into the basic session this information will be provided..

Start Date: 5/4/2025      Start Time: 4:00PM

16 Week curriculum - 626 Hours          

End Date: 08/19/2025

Tuition: Lodging and meals as applicable. Fee Schedule    

Class Limit: 50

Location: NLETC

Instructor:     

Coordinator: Deputy Director Gene Boner

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Sunday, May 4, 2025 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, August 19, 2025 - 11:00am

219th Basic Training Session

Neb. Rev. §81-1414 (6)(g) established a 16 week limit on employment as a noncertified conditional officer. The Police Standards Advisory Council has the ability to hear a request for an extension of this mandate. The extension, if granted, cannot exceed 16 additional weeks. 

To be eligible to request such an extension, the following requirements must be met. The change in status form must be submitted within 7 days of the hiring (it may be submitted before actual appointment); immediately apply for admission to the next basic training session; and/or the Training Center denied the applicant’s admission based on class size limitations. 

This hiring timeline does not apply to an individual hired as a Trainee. However, a Trainee cannot work as a law enforcement officer until they have completed certification training. 

All application packets must be complete and submitted within 21 days of hiring and or appointment. Failure to submit completed packets within the time frame may result in denial of admission for the applicant. 

In order to be in compliance with §81-1414 (6)(g), an applicant should not be appointed as a noncertified conditional officer prior to 16 weeks before the end date of the course.  

NLETC PRET Date: July 31, 2024 (Date subject to change.)

If your student requires a dorm room (free of charge) the night before testing, contact NLETC at 308-385-6030.

Link: Application for Basic Training (PACKETS DUE December 6, 2024)

Equipment: Upon acceptance into the basic session this information will be provided..

Start Date: 1/5/2025      Start Time: 4:00PM

16 Week curriculum - 626 Hours          

End Date: 04/18/2025

Tuition: Lodging and meals as applicable. Fee Schedule    

Class Limit: 50

Location: NLETC

Instructor:     

Coordinator: Deputy Director Gene Boner

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2025 - 4:00pm to Friday, April 18, 2025 - 11:00am

Instructor Development

Click here to register: NLETC Forms Page (Scroll down to the Enrollment Form for Specialized Training.)

NLETC reserves the right to limit the number of attendees from any one agency. This is to provide equitable training throughout the state.

The Instructor Development course has been designed to give the participants the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully design, develop, and implement training within their agency using recognized training principles. This class applies to all law enforcement officers tasked with the training function within their respective agencies. It is not designed as an end-user course that teaches the individual how to use specific tactics or techniques. The course utilizes adult learning principles and incorporates hands-on lesson plan development and presentation skills to give the students the skills they need to successfully develop and present their training programs related to the specific agency's needs. This course meets all requirements set forth by the Nebraska Crime Commission and is recognized by the Police Standards Advisory Council of Nebraska.

Program Curriculum:

  • Strategic Training
  • Adult Learning Concepts
  • Systematic Design, Development, and Delivery of Training
  • Instructional Methodologies
  • In-Service Development
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Use of Training Aids
  • Training Liability and Injury Management

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Equipment: Pen/Pencil, notebook, and extra towels if you are staying at NLETC

Start Date: 07/29/2024     Start Time: 8:00 am

End Date: 08/01/2024

Tuition: $320.00 plus lodging and meals as applicable (Tuition subject to change.)

Class Limit: 15

Location: NLETC

Instructor: Dr. Steve Rathman, Chief of Police Plattsmouth P.D.

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 5:00pm

Field Training Officer

Click here to register: NLETC Forms Page (Scroll down to the Enrollment Form for Specialized Training.)

NLETC reserves the right to limit the number of attendees from any one agency. This is to provide equitable training throughout the state.

The Basic Field Training Officer course is a 40 hour course specifically designed for experienced officers who will be serving as Field Training Officers for the agency. The class will use an innovative approach to deliver a dynamic classroom experience that will prepare the officer to successfully train and mentor new officers to the agency. Using the San Jose Model as its core, this course features the "best practice" legally defendable evaluation process that is being used in public safety agencies across the country. The prospective Field Training Officer will be exposed to the benefits of using the Field Training and Evaluation Program during a new employee's training and the specific roles of the Field Training Officer will be presented and discussed. Trainee documentation and legally defendable standardized evaluation procedures will be instructed through discussion and practical exercises. The Field Training Officer will learn about the program's structure and how to modify it specifically for your agency. Remedial training action plans will be developed to address the trainee's performance weaknesses, along with the Field Training Officer's responsibilities as it relates to the training. Materials will be provided with the information needed to make valuable improvements to your agency's existing program.

Topic Include:

  • Basic FTO program concepts and philosophies
  • Documenting your trainee during the shift
  • FTO program documentation
  • Training strategies and Remedial Training
  • The basic FTO program structure and how to make modifications
  • Preparing your trainee for the FTO program
  • Trainee responsibilities during the FTO program
  • Adult learning, memory and how stress impacts your trainee's performance
  • Things you must know about FTO program-related legal issues
  • The recruit training checklist
  • The daily observation report and rating scale application
  • Ethical and Burnout dilemmas facing all FTOs

Audience: This course is designed for all categories of sworn law enforcement and officers who conduct on-the-job training of newly hired officers; shift supervisors responsible for the daily supervision of FTOs and their trainees; watch commanders unfamiliar with FTO program processes; agency training officers; FTO program managers who have not attended the basic Field Training Officer course and FTOs whose basic FTO training was more than the "gold standard" of five years ago.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Equipment: Pen/Pencil, notebook, and extra towels if you are staying at NLETC

Start Date: 02/10/2025     Start Time: 8:00 am

End Date: 02/14/2025

Tuition: $400.00 plus lodging and meals as applicable (Tuition subject to change.)

Class Limit: 30

Location: NLETC

Instructor: Steve Rathman, Chief of Police Plattsmouth P.D.

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2025 - 8:00am to Friday, February 14, 2025 - 5:00pm

NCIC Training

The next scheduled NCIC course at NLETC is July 15-17, 2024. Click on the link below for the NCIC course information page. Sending in an enrollment form does not guarantee you a seat in this scheduled course.

NCIC Course Information

NLETC reserves the right to limit the number of attendees from any one agency. This is to provide equitable training throughout the state.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Equipment: Pen/Pencil, notebook, and extra towels if you are staying at NLETC.

Start Date: 07/15/2024                  Start Time: 8:00 am

End Date: 07/17/2024

Tuition: $240.00 plus lodging and meals as applicable

Class Limit: 45

Location: NLETC

Instructor: Tom Prevo & Larry Gibbons

Pre-requisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 8:00am to Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 4:00pm

Basic Jail Training

To register: NLETC Forms Page (Scroll down to the Enrollment Form for Specialized Training.)

Deadline for registering for Basic Jail Training is 30 days prior to the start of the session.

Please be aware of the physical and mental demands that are made on trainees during this course. The physical demands consist of, but are not limited to the following:

Handcuffing and being handcuffed, bending, kneeling, twisting, punching, pushing/pulling, falling to the ground, thrown to the ground (landing on chest), rolling reaching, gripping hands and fingers, finger dexterity and joint manipulation. Training requires aggressive forward, backward, and lateral movements while afoot.

Equipment: Casual clothing for fingerprinting and pat searches, sweat clothes for subject control training, tennis shoes with non-marking soles, pen, pencil, and notebook, alarm clock, 1 box of non-latex gloves, handcuffs and key, and extra towels if staying at NLETC.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Start Date: 06/03/2024               Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 06/14/2024

Tuition: No tuition. 

Location: NLETC

Instructor: 

Coordinator:

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 8:00am to Friday, June 14, 2024 - 5:00pm

Basic Jail Training

To register: NLETC Forms Page (Scroll down to the Enrollment Form for Specialized Training.)

Deadline for registering for Basic Jail Training is 30 days prior to the start of the session.

Please be aware of the physical and mental demands that are made on trainees during this course. The physical demands consist of, but are not limited to the following:

Handcuffing and being handcuffed, bending, kneeling, twisting, punching, pushing/pulling, falling to the ground, thrown to the ground (landing on chest), rolling reaching, gripping hands and fingers, finger dexterity and joint manipulation. Training requires aggressive forward, backward, and lateral movements while afoot.

Equipment: Casual clothing for fingerprinting and pat searches, sweat clothes for subject control training, tennis shoes with non-marking soles, pen, pencil, and notebook, alarm clock, 1 box of non-latex gloves, handcuffs and key, and extra towels if staying at NLETC.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Start Date: 12/02/2024               Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 12/13/2024

Tuition: No tuition. 

Location: NLETC

Instructor: 

Coordinator:

Prerequisite: None

Event-Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2024 - 8:00am to Friday, December 13, 2024 - 5:00pm

Supervision

Click here to register: NLETC FORMS PAGE (Scroll down to Enrollment Form for specialized Training)

This course is mandatory for Nebraska Law Enforcement Officers promoted to a Supervision position as defined in Title 79 Chapter 1, Sec. 004.47. 

NOTE: Training must be completed within 1 year of appointment. If training is not completed within one year, the agency must request an extension of the one year requirement from the Police Standards Advisory Council.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Equipment: No specific equipment needed. Pen/Pencil, notebook, and extra towels if you are staying at NLETC.

Start Date: 07/09/2024                  Start Time: 8:00 am

End Date: 07/11/2024

Tuition: No tuition if you are mandated to attend. For those not mandated to attend the tuition is $240.00. Contact NLETC if you have questions about whether you are mandated to attend or not. 

Class Limit: 50

Location: NLETC

Instructor: 

Pre-requisite: None

Event-Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 3:00pm

Management

Click here to register: NLETC FORMS PAGE (Scroll down to Enrollment Form for specialized Training)

This course is mandatory for Nebraska Law Enforcement Officers promoted to a Management position as defined in Title 79 Chapter 1, Sec. 004.32

NOTE: Participants will be required to complete and on-line portion of Management as well as the in-person course. The online courses are scheduled throughout the year and you may be enrolled prior to or after the in-person course. You will be notified when you are enrolled. Training must be completed within 1 year of appointment. If training is not completed within one year, the agency must request an extension of the one year requirement from the Police Standards Advisory Council.

Students are responsible for lodging ($25.00 per night double occupancy) and meals.

Equipment: No specific equipment needed. Pen/Pencil, notebook, and extra towels if you are staying at NLETC.

Start Date: 10/01/2024                  Start Time: 8:00 am

End Date: 10/03/2024

Tuition: No tuition if you are mandated to attend. For those not mandated to attend the tuition is $240.00. Contact NLETC if you have questions about whether you are mandated to attend or not. 

Class Limit: 50

Location: NLETC

Instructor: 

Pre-requisite: None

Event-Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 3, 2024 - 5:00pm