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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Officer Misconduct and Oversight Center

BACKGROUND AND STRUCTURE

Statutory Requirement – Qualifying Events

Per Nebraska Revised Statute §81-1414.19(1), the Commission shall make publicly available via its website a listing of all law enforcement officers who, on or after January 1, 2021, met certain qualifying events. The table below explains the events for inclusion on the list.

Statutory Requirement

Explanation

Surrendered their certifications or had their certifications revoked.

Officers may surrender their certificates, which under rules and regulations is the same as a revocation. Certifications can be revoked either by: surrender; contested case; or administrative/automatic. Please see Types of Revocations for more detail.

Been convicted of or pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or a Class I misdemeanor.

Such a conviction would lead to pursuing revocation per Nebraska Revised Statutes §81-1401(11)(a) and §81-1403 (6)(a)(i-iii). The Commission will wait to list the officer until the revocation actions are final.

Upon adjudication by the council, been found to have engaged in serious misconduct.

PSAC would make such a finding either in accepting a surrendered certification or in conducting a hearing as part of a contested revocation. The Commission will wait to list the officer until the revocation actions are final. Please see Types of Revocations for more detail.

Please Note: Given the situations that place an officer on this list, the list will almost exclusively be a list of revoked officers as each qualifying situation is either a revocation action or grounds for such action.

 

Statutory Requirement – Posting of Letter

Per Nebraska Revised Statute §84-1414.19(2), for officers meeting the above conditions on or after January 1, 2021, the agency that most recently employed the officer must complete a Decertification Attestation Letter detailing:

  • The officer's name, rank, and most recent law enforcement agency;
  • A statement indicating the reason such officer's name is on the list;
  • A description of any discipline imposed; and
  • An affirmation, signed by the agency administrator affirming the truth and accuracy of the matters stated in the letter.

Please note, that as revocation actions are functions of the Commission and the Police Standards Advisory Council, Commission staff shall assist agencies in completing the Decertification Attestation Letter.

 

DATA AVAILABLE

Searchable Spreadsheet – Revocations from 1995 to Present

In addition to the statutory requirement to list officers meeting the specified conditions on or after January 1, 2021, this site also provides a listing of all revoked officers dating from roughly 1995 (the first revocation) to present. Because this spreadsheet includes revocations before the January 1, 2021 date, the elements listed, for comparability, are limited to: officer name; agency; last day worked; and date of revocation. For those revoked on or after January 1, 2021, the statutorily required information can be found in the Decertification Attestation Letters List below.

 

Decertification Attestation Letters

Each officer will be listed below, with a link to the Decertification Attestation Letter for that officer. The letters use the following naming convention:

  • OfficerLastName.OfficerFirstName.Agency.DateRevoked
    • Example: Doe.John.SomewherePolice.01062022
    • Example: Doe.John.SomewhereCountySheriff.01062022

The Decertification Attestation Letter date may be significantly different from the date it is signed by the agency administrator depending on the timing of the revocation. The date appearing at the top of the letter is the date of the Informal Complaint to the Commission.

 

SEARCHING FOR AN OFFICER

Spreadsheet

Officers revoked since 1995, including those revoked on or after January 1, 2021, can be found in the Revocations Spreadsheet. This is an Excel spreadsheet and is easily searched and sorted using program functions.

 

Decertification Attestation Letters List

For those officers revoked on or after January 1, 2021, the officers are listed alphabetically. The list can also be searched by using the search function of your browser. A link to that officer’s Decertification Attestation Letter appears in the last column.

 

Resources

 

OFFICER LISTINGS

Revocations from 1995 to Present

Revocations from 1995 to Present - Revised on 19 July 2022

 

Revoked on or after January 1, 2021

Last Name

First Name

Agency

Letter

Bierle

Scott

Lincoln Police

Bierle.Scott.LincolnPolice.05142021

Bornemeier

Mathew

Jefferson County Sheriff

Bornemeier.Mathew.JeffersonCountySheriff.05062022

Bridgmon

Nicholas

Seward County Sheriff

Bridgmon.Nicholas.SewardCountySheriff.10152021

Chitwood

Jeffrey

Scotts Bluff County Sheriff

Lyman Police

Chitwood.Jeffrey.ScottsBluffSheriff.LymanPolice.05062022

Cody

Greg

Lincoln Police

Cody.Greg.LincolnPolice.12222021

Gale

Jason

UNK Police

Gale.Jason.UNKPolice.10152021

Hansen

Bradley

Fremont Police

Hansen.Bradley.FremontPolice.05142021

Herbel

Matthew

Scottsbluff Police

Herbel.Matthew.ScottsBluffPolice.05062022

Kruse

Paul

Colfax County Sheriff

Kruse.Paul.ColfaxCountySheriff.10152021

Lichty

John

Bennington Police

Lichty.John.BenningtonPolice.06022021

Lonowski

Kylan

Burwell Police

Lonowski.Kylan.BurwellPolice.05142021

McQuaid

Holly

Bellevue Police

McQuaid.Holly.BellevuePolice.05142021

Nichols

Dianne

Webster County Sheriff

Nichols.Dianne.WebsterCountySheriff.05062022

Pinkerton

Timothy

Bellevue Police

Pinkerton.Timothy.BellevuePolice.01152021

Quinn

Michelle

Garden County Sheriff

Quinn.Michelle.GardenCountySheriff.05062022

Rowe

Rhonda

Hall County Sheriff

Rowe.Rhonda.HallCountySheriff.05142021

Vance

Richard

Cass County Sheriff

Vance.Richard.CassCountySheriff.05142021

Wagner

Gabriel

Schuyler Police

Wagner.Gabriel.SchuylerPolice.05062022

White

Kenneth

Wheeler County Sheriff

White.Kenneth.WheelerCountySheriff.08202021