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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Hiring a Nebraska Certified Officer (Neb. Rev. §81-1414 (11))

Before a Nebraska Certified officer is hired:

  • Check with NLETC to determine if and applicant's certification is "791 locked".
    • ​If the applicant is on the "791" list they can't be hired.
  • ​Applicant submits a "prospective employer waiver" prior to hiring.
  • Upon receipt of the waiver, any previous law enforcement agency has ten (10) calendar days to comply.
    • ​§81-1414 (15) requires that an agency that employs a law enforcement officer must maintain any/all records of misconduct which could constitute grounds for revocation or suspension. These records must be maintained for the duration of the officer's employment and for ten (10) years following the officer's separation from the agency.
    • If a previous agency does not comply the hiring agency needs to contact the Director of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.
  • ​The background investigation must be completed as outlined in Title 79 Chapter 8.
    • ​Within seven (7) days of hiring, the following forms need submitted to NLETC: forms page
      • ​Change In Status,
      • the background verification form,
      • the Employee's Authority to Release Information form,
      • Code of ethics or attestation form

​If you have any questions on the requirements for hiring a Nebraska certified officer, contact Jessica Wagoner at jessica.wagoner@nebraska.gov