Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff's Office, Hall of Justice
(402) 441-6500
Administrative Support Division Captain
Joseph Lefler

Administrative Support, one of five divisions within the Sheriff's Office, is located in the Justice and Law Enforcement Center at 575 So. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, and is commanded by Captain Joseph Lefler.. The division has a staff of thirteen which includes the captain, one sergeant, one deputy, and ten civilians.

One of the primary functions of the Administrative Support division is records processing. The Records Office is open to the public during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., where copies of accident and other public information reports may be obtained at the law enforcement records desk. The application form for the required permit to purchase a handgun may be completed and submitted at the LSO Civil Division counter during the same times. A nominal fee is charged for these services. Convicted sex offenders required to register must appear in person at the LSO/LPD Service Desk to complete the necessary documentation. Sex offender registrations are conducted Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Criminal history record checks are available at the Sheriff's Office service desk. A criminal history request form is available for advanced download. For more detailed information about these records request visit the criminal history page.

Records Unit
Staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, one records supervisor and seven highly trained "Records System Specialists" (RSS), transcribe thousands of dictated reports and statements and make data entry from various reports into the local CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System) network a year. The RSS's are also TELEX certified and operate the Sheriff's Office, Nebraska Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NBLETS) terminal, a statewide teletype network and data bank connected to the national system (NLETS). Law enforcement agencies utilizing this system may communicate with one another and enter certain "wanted information" into a data bank. Through electronic queries made by officers on the street, stolen vehicles are located and wanted persons arrested. Records system specialists also perform receptionist duties after-hours and assist the public at the LSO/LPD Service Desk during normal business hours.

Personnel/Training Unit
The Sergeant and deputy assigned to Personnel/Training are responsible for applicant testing, interviewing, background investigations and the general selection process. The Sheriff requires that all deputies receive a minimum of 40 hours of in-service training a year. Traditionally the Office conducts most training in the winter when calls for service are the lowest. The personnel/training officer analyzes the training needs, seeks out suitable instructors then sets up a training schedule so that all deputies may attend.

Systems Management
Modern law enforcement agencies rely heavily on the use of computers and computer applications. The Sheriff's Office has an in-house programmer for the Criminal Justice Information System computer it shares with the police and other local criminal justice agencies. In addition to programming sheriff's applications, the Systems Manager coordinates access to other computer systems through networks, provides internet programming, retrieves information for statistical analysis, and sits on various committees seeking Sheriff's Office data.

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