|Office of the Sheriff
|Sheriff's Office, Hall of Justice|
|Administrative Support |
Administrative Support, one of five divisions within the Sheriff's Office, is
located in the Justice and Law Enforcement Center at 575 So. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, and is commanded by Captain Joseph Lefler.
has a staff of eleven which includes the captain, one sergeant, three deputies, and six civilians.
One of the primary functions of the Administrative Support division is records
processing. The Records Office is open to the public during normal business hours Monday
through Friday, 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., where copies of accident and other public information
reports may be obtained at the law enforcement records desk. The application form for the required permit to purchase a handgun may be
completed and submitted at the LSO Civil Division counter during the same times.
A nominal fee is charged for these services. Convicted
sex offenders required to register must appear in person at the LSO/LPD Service Desk to complete the necessary
documentation. Sex offender registrations are conducted daily from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Beginning October 6, 2012, the records unit will ONLY accept changes Monday through Friday.
Criminal history record checks are available at the Sheriff's Office service desk. A criminal history request form is available
for advanced download. For more detailed information about these records request visit the criminal history page.
Staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, one records supervisor and five highly trained "Records
System Specialists" (RSS), transcribe thousands of dictated reports and statements and make data entry
from various reports into the local CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System) network a year.
The RSS's are also TELEX certified and operate the Sheriff's Office, Nebraska Law Enforcement
Telecommunications System (NBLETS) terminal, a statewide
teletype network and data bank connected to the national system (NLETS). Law enforcement
agencies utilizing this system may communicate with one another and enter certain "wanted
information" into a data bank. Through electronic queries made by officers on the street, stolen
vehicles are located and wanted persons arrested. Records system specialists also perform
receptionist duties after-hours and assist the public at the LSO/LPD Service Desk during normal business hours.
The Sergeant and deputy assigned to Personnel/Training are responsible for applicant testing,
interviewing, background investigations and the general selection process. The Sheriff requires
that all deputies receive a minimum of 40 hours of in-service training a year. Traditionally the
Office conducts most training in the winter when calls for service are the lowest. The
personnel/training officer analyzes the training needs, seeks out suitable instructors then sets up a
training schedule so that all deputies may attend.
Crime Prevention/D.A.R.E. Unit
Crime prevention and the youth of the county are always a major concern. The deputy
assigned to this unit coordinates neighborhood watch areas and is the D.A.R.E. instructor for the
schools in Lancaster County. The local D.A.R.E.program is totally funded through private
donations, except for the deputy's wages, and is widely recognized as one of the best in the state.
Modern law enforcement agencies rely heavily on the use of computers
and computer applications. The Sheriff's Office has an in-house programmer
for the Criminal Justice Information System computer it shares with the
police and other local criminal justice agencies. In addition to programming
sheriff's applications, the Systems Manager coordinates
access to other computer systems through networks, provides internet programming,
retrieves information for statistical analysis, and sits on various committees
seeking Sheriff's Office data.