In April 2016, Jeffrey Bliemeister was selected as Lincoln's Chief of Police. "Jeff rose to the top of a very competitive field of six finalists, who were all highly-regarded and well-qualified candidates," Mayor Beutler said. "He shares my vision of maintaining our Police Department's reputation as an exemplary agency with strong connections to the community. The men and women of LPD provide excellent services in an efficient manner, and Jeff has the experience to build on those strengths."
Jeff Bliemeister has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. He began his career in 1996 with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office (LSO) holding positions of deputy, sergeant and chief deputy under Sheriff Terry Wagner. During his time with LSO, he was involved with the patrol division, field training of officers/supervisors, division sergeant, tactical response unit, criminal investigations, narcotics, special services and training and personnel.
Jeff has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan and a Master's degree in Management from Doane College. In 2017, he was appointed by Governor Ricketts to the Police Standards Advisory Council. He is a Leadership Lincoln Fellow, serves on the board of the Nebraska Wesleyan Alumni Executive Council, and volunteers at the Child Advocacy Center and Sheridan Lutheran Church.