The city of Lincoln has a new top cop.
Mayor Chris Beutler announced Monday that Lancaster County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jeffery Bliemeister has been appointed as Lincoln's new police chief. After the Lincoln City Council approves his appointment, Bliemeister will take over on April 26th.
Bliemeister, who has been Chief Deputy Sheriff since 2012, began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a Deputy in the office. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master's degree in management from Doane College. "Jeff rose to the top of a very competitive field of six finalists, who were all highly-regarded and well-qualified candidates," Mayor Beutler said. "He shares my vision of maintaining our Police Department's reputation as an exemplary agency with strong connections to the community. The men and women of LPD provide excellent services in an efficient manner, and Jeff has the experience to build on those strengths."
Bliemeister replaces Jim Peschong who retired in February.