Police Captain

Seward, NE (pop 7,043) located just west of Lincoln, Nebraska’s State Capital on the I-80 corridor, Nebraska’s Official 4th of July City, the Seward County Seat, Progressive Business District and home to Concordia University. The Seward Police Department is authorized for twelve sworn positions and two civilian support staff.

The City of Seward is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of full-time Police Captain. Salary range $5,326 to $6,251/mo plus full benefits. The ideal applicant will serve as second in command of the Police Department, must be prepared to enforce state and federal statutes and City ordinances for the prevention of crime; maintain law and order within the City of Seward; assist in the management, direction and coordination of the programs and activities of the administration, patrol, investigation and public relations function within the Police Department.

Applicants must hold a current Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center certification including Supervision certification. Must successfully complete the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center Management Course within one year of hire; have experience with various computer programs and their application to law enforcement functions; seven years of law enforcement experience including three years of supervision, management and municipal law enforcement; advanced courses of police techniques and administration; Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training; possession of a valid driver’s license; pass vision and physical exam determining fitness for sworn duty.

The process includes two oral board interviews and a written essay. Civil Service Commission reserves the right to limit the number who undertake oral interview.

Application form and benefit information also available at City Hall | P.O. Box 38 | 537 Main St. | Seward, Nebraska 68434 | 402-643-2928. Reasonable accommodations available for persons needing assistance in completing application and should be made at time of application. All positions of employment with the City of Seward are subject to a Veteran’s Preference. Individuals claiming Veteran’s Preference must include a copy of DD214 with the application. The City of Seward is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline for qualified applicants to submit the application is 12:00 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Application Form


Return completed Application to:

Civil Service Secretary
537 Main St. | P.O. Box 38
Seward, NE 68434-0038

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