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Personnel Director: Pam Baruth,

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Current Job Openings:

Police Officer – full time

The Lexington Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. The Lexington Police Department is a progressive, forward thinking department that maintains a force of 21 full time sworn officers.

Certified applicants will be required to complete the field training program. Non certified applicants must be able to obtain Nebraska Law Enforcement certification within one year of hire date. Other qualifications include being at least 21 years of age, a United States citizen, the ability to work weekends, holidays and nights as needed; possess a valid Nebraska driver’s license and have a good driving record; possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Must be of good moral character; no felony convictions, serious misdemeanors, domestic charges or dishonorable discharge from military service. A thorough background investigation will be conducted. Benefits include bi-weekly pay, family health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, 7% match retirement, uniforms, full duty gear, and a choice of gym membership. Lexington is close to several state recreation parks including beautiful Johnson Lake. Download the application AND personal history statement and mail or deliver to Police Captain Paul Schwarz at P.O. Box 70, Lexington, NE 68850.

First review will be January 6, 2020


The City of Lexington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The City of Lexington does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission of its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals with disabilities, or in any aspect of their operations. The City of Lexington also does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices.

This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information or accommodation regarding the ADA and Section 504 may be forwarded to the designated ADA and Section 504 compliance coordinator:

Dennis Burnside,
Assistant City Manager
406 E. 7th Street
PO Box 70
Lexington, NE 68850
M-F 9-5 Central


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406 E 7th Street
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