Department Budget and Staffing Levels

For fiscal year 2022-2023, the Lincoln Police Department has a budget of $65,492,733. The primary expenditures of this budget are:

Personnel Services $48,354,418
Other Services & Charges $11,269,201
Capital Outlay $2,890,800
Materials & Supplies $2,579,562
Transfers $398,752
Total Budget $65,492,733


With an authorized strength of 358 sworn officers and 147 civilian employees, LPD has one of the lowest staffing levels of any police agency in the country for a city of our size. LPD has roughly 1.2 police officers for every 1,000 residents of our community. This is approximately half the national average. As a comparison, the Omaha Police Department has 1.8 officers for every 1,000 residents in the city of Omaha.