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Captain Ben Houchin
Criminal Investigations Division Captain

Captain Ben Houchin is the commander of the Criminal Division at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1991 and joined the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on June 6, 1993. Captain Houchin was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in June of 2000, and in February of 2005 he was promoted to his current rank of Captain. During his tenure at the Sheriff’s Office he has worked in the Patrol Division, Narcotics Unit, Criminal Division, and Special Services Division. He has also served on the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Unit (T.R.U.) and is presently the Unit’s Commander.

Honors received:

  • 1997 Deputy of the Year for Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Graduate of the 229 Session of the FBI National Academy (2007).
  • Academic Award for the 116 Basic Academy at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Academy.
  • Member of the Truth and Deception Advisory Board for Nebraska Secretary of State Office.
  • Past President of the Nebraska Chapter of the FBI National Academy Association.

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