Lincoln Police Department

Why can't we stop the increasing violence in Lincoln?

I wonder if we will ever learn how to live peacefully with our friends, neighbors and acquaintances. I’m especially frustrated over the most recently publicized Lincoln stabbin ...

Police say two stabbings are unrelated

Connections between a R street-area stabbing in March and a nearby stabbing after midnight Tuesday at a mobile home park on O Street are that the suspects knew the victims and both ...

Additional volunteers sought for Citizens on Patrol

The Lincoln Police Department’s Citizen on Patrol Program is looking for more volunteers to be the department’s “eyes and ears” on the street. On July 14, the program cel ...

Top cop's rehiring to save $110,447 a year

Retaining Paul Shelgren as Lincoln?s interim police chief will save the city $110,447 a year, according to the city?s human resources analyst. That?s the yearly cost savings from ...

Contracting out police force not in Lincoln's best interest

Lincoln Police Chief Paul Shelgren became my hero at last Thursday’s fiscal sustainability committee/City Council workshop. Before I explain why, I want to acknowledge the nine f ...

Good news, bad news comes out of government affairs meeting

A Tuesday Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored meeting had good news and bad news. Lincoln businesses, the bypass and drug and gang activity were discussed during Tuesday m ...

We have to stop gangs from increasing in California

Once or twice a year, I write about the increased presence of gangs in Lincoln. This time, I’ll echo the past messages with an addendum: gang activity is increasing and it’s be ...

Police: Calls for service up with number of officers down

With nine less police officers patrolling Lincoln streets, calls for service increased in 2011 compared to the previous year. That’s according to statistics provided in the Lin ...

Stabbing suspect turns self in

Attempted homicide suspect Angel Casarez Romero turned himself into the Lincoln Police Department on Dec. 22, according to police. Romero was wanted in connection with the Sunday m ...

Kenny Watson is new Lincoln Police reserve police officer

A new reserve police officer has been added to the Police Department, according to Lincoln Police Chief Paul Shelgren. On Aug. 31, Kenneth Watson was sworn in during a ceremony off ...

Rocklin assists with Lincoln tanker fire

After the Lincoln Police station was shut down when a tanker fire forced the evacuation of downtown Lincoln, dispatch operations were moved to Rocklin’s police headquarters on Ro ...

Dispatchers under a lot of stress

Stress and an inconsistent work environment are two reasons that Melissa Reali recently left her position as a Lincoln police dispatcher. Reali’s last day was June 24. “I would ...

Police layoffs postponed to January

Tuesday’s City Council meeting was tense as Lincoln City Manager Jim Estep asked for a five-minute recess to amend the city’s proposed 2011-12 budget and postpone seven police ...

Police ride-alongs open to councilmembers

Ride-alongs with the Lincoln Police Department are an option for all five City Councilmen, according to Lincoln Police Chief Paul Shelgren. “The councilpersons know we are open t ...