Paul Shelgren

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 ...

Department heads recommend huge cuts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...