Each of the six high schools in the Lincoln Public Schools system is provided police services by a School Resource Officer (SRO). The SRO is a specialized position within the Lincoln Police Department, which assigns an officer to a school as his or her beat area. This specialized assignment allows the SRO an opportunity to develop relationships with students and staff, and provides time for the SRO to focus on individual school needs.

School Resource Officers have been part of the Lincoln Police Department and Lincoln Public Schools since 1971. The numbers of officers assigned to the schools has varied during the more than 47 year history, but the communication, building relationships in advance of unthinkable events, sharing experiences in the classroom and being another positive influence has remained consistent.

Today, the men and women featured below are the SROs in Lincoln public high schools. They are husbands, wives, parents, members of our community, and officers who have a passion to serve kids. Their roles are distinct from the administrative disciplinary process. They receive advanced training through the National Association of School Resource Officers, in partnership with Region V in a 40 hour Behavioral Health Assessment Training, on implicit bias, and cultural competency. De-escalation skills are part of most of the 40 hours of mandated training our officers receive each year. By policy and practice, they employ discretion, recognizing that every time we are called to quell a disturbance doesn't need to result in a referral to Juvenile Court.

LPS and LPD agree that student discipline practices and referrals to the juvenile justice system need to be closely monitored to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all LPS students. All parties acknowledge that crime prevention is most effective when LPS, LPD, parents, behavioral health professionals, and the community are working in a positive and collaborative manner. Ultimately, this builds positive relationships leading to better student outcomes.

Officer Stumbo

East High School

Officer Tom Stumbo has been an officer with Lincoln Police Department since May of 1997. Officer Stumbo is originally from Falls City, Nebraska and received a bachelor's degree in psychology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also assists with teaching Emergency Vehicle Driving in the LPD training academy and is a member of the Field Force Team. Tom is married with two sons and two step-daughters. E-mail Officer Stumbo

Officer Nelson

Lincoln High School

Officer Megan Nelson graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in Social Work, Sociology, and Anthropology. Officer Nelson has been a Lincoln Police Officer since 2001 and has worked Southeast Team, Southwest Team, Narcotics Unit, and also as a Field Training Officer. She enjoys fitness, nutrition, playing sports, and traveling with her family. E-mail Officer Nelson

Officer Nelson

North Star High School

Officer David Nelson has been a police officer since 2000 and joined the Lincoln Police Department in 2004. Through the years, Officer Nelson has worked various positions throughout the department to include the Narcotics Unit and other target specific action teams. He is also a Field Training Officer, Honor Guard member and an instructor for several specialized disciplines. Officer Nelson is currently in the Air National Guard and enjoys fitness, board sports, and traveling with his family. E-mail Officer Nelson

Officer Duncan

Northeast High School

Officer Ryan Duncan has been an officer with Lincoln Police since 2009. Officer Duncan was an investigator in the Special Victims Unit from 2015-2017 and has experience working cases involving children. He brings a positive outlook and approachable demeanor. He develops an excellent rapport with people of all ages and backgrounds which is an asset as a police officer and within the school system. E-mail Officer Duncan

Officer Holm

Southeast High School

Officer Mike Holm graduated from UNL with a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. He has been an officer with LPD since June 1992 and has been a Field Training Officer and a high school SRO at Northeast, Southeast and Southwest High Schools. Mike is married and has four children. Officer Holm has enjoyed working in the Lincoln Public School system in the past and looks forward to developing new relationships with LSE students and staff. Go Knights! E-mail Officer Holm

Officer Russell

Southwest High School

Officer Lynette Russell graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Criminal Justice degree and graduated Nebraska Wesleyan with a Masters degree in Forensic Science. She has been a Lincoln Police officer since 1998 and has worked as a street officer, Family Crimes investigator and a criminal investigator. She has also been a member of the Crime Scene Investigation Team since 2005 and is a Field Training Officer. Officer Russell is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and outdoors activities. She is excited to work with Lincoln Public Schools and to meet students and staff. E-mail Officer Russell