Office of the Sheriff
Captain Tom Brookhouser
Patrol Division Captain

Captain Tom Brookhouser joined the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in March of 1990 and earned Top Academic Award of his class at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island. A 1983 graduate of Lincoln High School and a 1992 graduate from the University of Nebraska, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in August of 1997 and to the rank of Captain in June of 2013. He attended the FBI National Academy, session # 275, graduating in March of 2019.

Prior to his promotion, Captain Brookhouser worked in numerous positions over the course of his career including patrol deputy, narcotics investigator, criminal investigator, courts sergeant, patrol sergeant, and as team leader for the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

Captain Brookhouser has participated in many specialized assignments over the years including Defensive Tactics Instructor, Bike Patrol Unit Coordinator, Honor Guard Coordinator, and various positions with the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #29. He spent over twenty years on the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Unit including duties as Team Leader and Team Coordinator.

In addition to his law enforcement career, Captain Brookhouser served in the Nebraska Air National Guard for over twenty years attaining the rank of Master Sergeant prior to retiring in 2004. His service included a year and a half on active duty, including a tour overseas, following the tragic events on 9/11.

Tom, and his wife Tammy, are the proud parents of three adult children.

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