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Top cop's rehiring to save $110,447 a year
Wednesday May 02 2012
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
Wednesday Apr 25 2012
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
Wednesday Apr 18 2012
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 ...
Department heads recommend huge cuts
Thursday Feb 17 2011
The message to close the General Fund’s structural deficit without the use of reserves was heard loud and clear by city staff during Wednesday night’s budget workshop. The thr ...
City managers, council should follow Paul Shelgren’s example
Thursday Jan 27 2011
The citizens of Lincoln finally have a grand marshal worthy of the title and position. Police Lt. Paul Shelgren should occupy that honored place in our annual Fourth of July para ...
Shelgren has been a part of Lincoln for almost five decades
Wednesday Jan 19 2011
Paul Shelgren has enjoyed the last decade as a Lincoln Police lieutenant. He’s also happy, Shelgren said, “doing whatever’s in the best interest for the city.” Last week ...
Interim police chief appointed
Wednesday Jan 12 2011
A decision was made Tuesday about who will serve as Lincoln’s next top cop. Lincoln Police Lt. Paul Shelgren will serve as Lincoln’s interim chief of police after current inter ...
Lincoln’s police staffing ranked among worst in state
Wednesday May 05 2010
The 65 residents at Tuesday night’s city-budget workshop were given a snapshot of how poorly the Lincoln Police Department staffing rates compared to most police departments in ...
Lincoln police officers sport new look
Friday Apr 23 2010
Some of Lincoln’s police officers may be ditching their traditional duty belts and opting for something called a load bearing vest. That’s according to Lt. Paul Shelgren, who ...
Vizzusi not police chief anymore
Wednesday Feb 24 2010
Brian Vizzusi is no longer Lincoln’s police chief, according to a press release from City Manager Jim Estep on Feb. 18. “The personnel decisions leading up to this agreement ar ...
News Messenger burglarized
Friday Aug 28 2009
The need for vigilance was highlighted again when a burglar entered an unlocked door at the offices of the Lincoln News Messenger and stole about $300 Thursday night. The incident ...
Cops celebrate city's birthday
Wednesday Jul 22 2009
The Lincoln Police Department has gotten itself into a hairy situation. To raise awareness of Lincoln’s 150th birthday, officers from Chief of Police Brian Vizzusi on down are g ...
Lincoln's past grads see success
Wednesday Jun 10 2009
Paul Shelgren Class of 1980 Lieutenant with the Lincoln Police Department Paul Shelgren didn’t wait to graduate high school to find work. While attending classes at school, S ...
Man who helped resident move later burgled house, police say
Monday Mar 02 2009
A Lincoln man was arrested Sunday for burglary after he allegedly helped a resident move, later returning to steal items from the house, police said. Brandon Teague, 19, was conta ...
Carjacking sparks rumors, concerns
Wednesday Nov 19 2008
An attempted carjacking on the 1700 block of Sixth Street downtown at 4:50 a.m. Nov. 10 has sparked rumors and fear among neighbors last week and this week. As she prepared to l ...
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