The Lincoln Police Department is always accepting applications for both entry-level and certified police officers. We know that diversity makes us better, so we’re committed to building a department that reflects the community we serve and we encourage people from all walks of life to apply. We can and will teach you skills, so our biggest considerations in the hiring process are character and talent. We’ve found the things that make a great Lincoln police officer are: integrity, being a team player, drive, humility, effective intelligence, emotional strength, adaptability, resiliency and curiosity.

As a government entity, we have a shared responsibility to our citizens to provide a fair and impartial hiring process. The Lincoln Police Department actively seeks out and partners with community organizations to ensure we are sharing our jobs with culturally diverse populations to promote inclusivity and accessibility to our careers. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer to veterans, all nationalities and ethnicities, and those with diverse backgrounds.