Terry Wagner was elected Sheriff of Lancaster County, Nebraska, in November, 1994, and re-elected unopposed in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. He is currently the 2nd longest serving Sheriff in the over 150 year history of Lancaster County. As Lancaster County Sheriff, he is the administrator of the 8th largest law enforcement agency in Nebraska, consisting of 77 sworn deputies, 27 civilian personnel, and a $12.5 million budget.
Prior to his election as Sheriff, Wagner served as a deputy sheriff for 18 years with additional responsibilities as a Field Training Officer, Accident Reconstruction Specialist, Tactical Response Unit team leader, and attaining the rank of sergeant. Since his election, Sheriff Wagner has pursued professional excellence by accomplishing the following:
- Graduate of the 183rd Session of the F.B.I. National Academy
- Past President of the Nebraska Chapter of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates
- Board of Directors - Lincoln/Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center
- Former member of Police Standards Advisory Council (governing body of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center)
- Named Lincoln High School Distinguished Alumnus
- Former Board of Directors - People's Choice Federal Credit Union
- Past President of the Nebraska Sheriffs' Association
- Graduate of the 54th Session of the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS)
Sheriff Wagner has three sons and three grandsons.