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The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office offers a unique work environment of both rural and urban settings, serving an overall county population of around 320,000. Though mainly responsible for law enforcement functions outside the Lincoln city limits, Nebraska's capital city is a source of activity that is both challenging and rewarding. If you have the desire to be of service to others and are highly motivated, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office can offer a fulfilling, rewarding career.

We offer a variety of career opportunities for those looking to be a part of this exciting and rewarding profession, including sworn and civilian positions. Employees enjoy competitive salaries, benefits, professional development, advancement opportunities and special assignments. LSO also places a high priority on a healthy work/life balance. Wellness benefits include time to workout on duty, a full service employee assistance program (EAP), and a four day work week for most patrol positions with three consecutive days off.

Deputy Sheriff Applications

LSO is currently not accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff applicants. We typically test for applicants three times per year on an as needed basis. Applicants with prior law enforcement experience or with an active law enforcement certification (lateral applicants) may be eligible for higher rates of pay with approval of the Sheriff.

More information about the process is available here: Application Process | Lancaster County, NE. You may also contact Sgt. Drew Bolzer at (402) 441-8896 or DBolzer@lancaster.ne.gov to learn more about the hiring process and life as a deputy.

Civilian Career Opportunities

LSO employs a civilian work force with a broad range of responsibilities and duties. 

To learn more about other career opportunities in Lancaster County, please click here!

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