|Team Athletic Director:||Ed Simpson|
The Lincoln Police Department has been a sponsor of Lincoln Midget Football since the late 1950’s. In fact, the majority of Lincoln Police’s coaching staff are actual Lincoln Police Officers. The first police force for the City of Lincoln was formed in July of 1870. The desire to create the police force originated with the City Board, who felt that an influx of immoral and lawless people from other cities were having a negative impact on the community. The first Lincoln Police Officers earned $2 per day, and by the turn of the century were receiving $960 per year. Today, the Lincoln Police Department employs over 300 commissioned officers, and over 100 civilian employees.
The Lincoln Police Department strives to actively involve citizens in its operations, through a variety of means. Volunteers are widely used, including in citizen patrols and crime prevention initiatives. Area commanders meet often with members of the public to solicit input and feedback. The Lincoln Police Department seeks to educate the Lincoln community about the police work they so courageously perform in various ways, including: publications, websites, public-access television, town hall meetings, and citizen police academies. Lincoln Police Department’s Mission Statement: “We, the members of the Lincoln Police Department, working with all people, are committed to providing quality police services that promote a safe and secure community.”
The Lincoln Police Department is committed to: preserving life, and enhancing the quality of life an environment that encourages problem solving, by both the Lincoln Police Department and the community. being responsible for their actions and taking ownership of their work. their community, their profession, and to each other. educating themselves, and the Lincoln community about the causes, resolution and prevention of crime and disorder. human dignity and the worth of all individuals.
In 2019, Sandhills Global is co-sponsoring the Police – Sandhills Global teams.