Tom began his law enforcement career while attending Norfolk Junior College prior to joining the Lincoln Police Department where he enjoyed a 26-year career. He then served as HR Facilities Director for Design Data Corporation. He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration and his Master of Arts Degree in Management. Tom continues to teach at Doane University and through Southeast Community College, he teaches to Lincoln Public and Seward High School students, Criminal Justice Program courses. When Tom isn’t teaching, he conducts a variety of background, surveillance, and covert investigations as a licensed Nebraska Private Detective. Tom and his wife Ronda have one daughter at home, a UNL student, and in their free time they enjoy fishing, camping, sporting events, traveling and the joys of grandparenting.