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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Police Standards Advisory Council


Matt McCarthy
Public at Large



Larry Koranda
Cedar County Sheriff
Tracy Wolf
Chief of Police
Captain Genelle Moore
Lincoln Police Department
Timothy Larby
Chief of Police
Lt. Colonel Thomas Schwarten
Jerry Watson
Hall County Sheriff
Grand Island

The Police Standards Advisory Council (PSAC) was established to oversee the operation of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center and ensure policies and procedures related to law enforcement training are carried out.  The Council acts for the Commission in all matters relating to law enforcement training and the Training Center with the exception of budgetary and personnel matters.  The Council establishes and enforces minimum qualification and training standards for law enforcement officers as well as assessing current and future law enforcement needs related to standards and training.  

The Council is also responsible for establishing Training Center admission criteria and the training curriculum for law enforcement certification as well as serving  as the hearing body for decertification of law enforcement officers.  The Council serves as an appeals board for actions related to the enforcement of standards, admission to the Training Center and actions taken by the Center’s Director.

The Council’s seven members are appointed by the Governor for four year terms.  As required by statute, membership includes two county sheriffs, two police chiefs, a Lincoln or Omaha Police Department representative, a Nebraska State Patrol representative and a member of the public at large.  In addition to the seven appointed members, a Crime Commission member and Special Agent in Charge of the Omaha FBI Office serve as ex-officio members.  The chairperson of the Council also serves as a member of the Crime Commission.