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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 325,000. 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 will be accepting applications for LATERAL-ONLY deputy sheriff candidates from September 29 - October 29, 2023. Applications will be available HERE. You can also chat with a recruiter by completing the form at the bottom of this page.

We typically test for entry-level deputy 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. Lateral-only hiring processes are also held at alternating intervals on an as needed basis. 

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 to learn more about the hiring process and life as a deputy.

Civilian Career Opportunities

LSO employs a civilian professional staff with a broad range of responsibilities and duties. 

We are not currently accepting applications for any civilian positions at this time, but please check back or contact a recruiter to learn about future opportunities via the form at the bottom of this page.

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

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