Community Police Teams

Primary police services in Lincoln are delivered by over 200 officers assigned to four geographical teams. These teams are commanded by a police captain, and staffed by a group of officers, sergeants, and civilian public service officers.

The Southeast Team Station is situated near S. 70th & Pine Lake Road, the Northwest Team Station can be found on the corner of N. 27th & Holdrege and the Northeast Team Station is located at N. 52nd and R Streets. The Southwest Team operates out of police headquarters with smaller substations outfitted within their team area to increase productivity and response times.

In addition, each team captain has a citizen advisory council to facilitate communication between the team members and the community, and to assist the team in its decision-making, such as establishing priorities and devising strategies.




Northeast Team

Northeast Team Station

5201 R Street 

The Northeast Team encompasses the area north of O Street and east of 27th Street to the city limits. This area includes the historical neighborhoods of Bethany, Havelock and University Place. The Northeast Team has one of three stand-alone police facilities. That facility, located at N 52nd & R Streets, opened in March 2023. 

Northeast Team officers report for work and end their shifts from the location. All vehicles, equipment and essential facilities are in place to provide police services to northeast residents 24 hours a day, every day.

We are committed to addressing the public safety concerns of our community and pledge to address crime issues through quality investigations and proactive strategies to reduce crime.

Captain Jeff Bucher Bucher.jpg

5201 R Street 
Lincoln, NE 68504

Northwest Team

Northwest Team Station

1501 N. 27th Street

Led by Captain Tarvis Banks, the Northwest Team covers a large area north of West A Street and Cornhusker Highway and west of North 40th Street. Employees of the team are committed to working hand in hand with residents on concerns. Problem Oriented Policing projects are developed to focus on issues such as thefts from garages, violent crime and interstate drug trafficking. The team also coordinates with the members of the public through a Citizen Advisory Panel. The Northwest Team station is located at 1501 N. 27th Street (N. 27th & Holdrege). The public service desk counter is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Lincoln Police Department has set aside locations inside and outside the 1501 N. 27th Street station as a meeting place for exchanges. This could include pre-arranged online transactions, child custody exchanges, etc. Similar initiatives are in place across the country in an attempt to minimize frauds and robberies which have occurred when meeting with a stranger. Follow the link for more information about Swap Spot.


Captain Tarvis Banks

1501 N. 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

Captain Tarvis Banks began his career with the Lincoln Police Department in December of 2007. Captain Banks was promoted to sergeant and spent time as a supervisor on the street as well as in Internal Affairs. He was promoted to captain in October of 2020 and served as duty commander prior to being selected as the Northwest Team captain.

Southeast Team

Southeast Team StationSEStation.jpg

6601 Pine Lake Road


Union College
3800 S. 48th Street

Southeast Team is, geographically, the largest of the four police teams in Lincoln. It spans south from O Street, east from 27th Street, and south and east from 14th and Pine Lake, to the city limits. Captain Mike Woolman leads the team as they cover two major medical facilities, multiple shopping centers and 35 schools. Members of the Southeast Team strive to be involved in the many community events throughout the year. The Southeast Team partners with several organizations on the team, including the Honu House, Cedars Youth Services and Veterans Affairs, to provide a high quality police service that promotes a safe and secure community for the rapidly growing team area. The Southeast Team Station / LFR Station #15 is a joint facility located at 66th Street and Pine Lake Road. The new station allows both agencies to more efficiently respond to incidents in the community and also establish a stronger working relationship between the two agencies.

Captain Mike WoolmanCaptain Mike Woolman

6601 Pine Lake Road 
Lincoln, NE 68516

Captain Mike Woolman has been a member of the Lincoln Police Department since September of 1987, and is currently assigned as the commanding officer of the Southeast Team. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University in Organizational Management and graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2012. During his career at LPD, he has worked as a Field Training Officer coordinator, Internal Resource Officer, Planning and Research sergeant, Southwest Team captain and duty commander. Captain Woolman is also a former commander of the Canine Unit and Field Force.

Southwest Team

Southwest Team

575 S. 10th Street 


F Street Community Center
1225 F Street 

Bryan West Campus
2300 S. 16th Street

Geographically, the Southwest Team is situated in the heart of the city and includes several diverse, vibrant neighborhoods. Commissioned officers who serve the Southwest Team area report for work each day at LPD Headquarters, located at 575 S. 10th Street.   

The Southwest Team is a rapidly growing, active and vital part of the city. The boundaries of our team begin at South 27th Street on the east border. The north boundary runs along Q and R  Street and Rosa Parks Way.  The south border extends from Nebraska Parkway to Highway 77 south to the city limits.

The diverse nature of our team area allows our officers the opportunity to work with a cross section of the community that includes many cultures and nationalities from around the world. The types of calls for service generated by having Bryan Medical Center - West Campus, the Downtown Lincoln, Haymarket and Railyard areas on the team area provides our officers the opportunity to work a wide variety of calls for service.

The full time employees who work for the Southwest Team continue to work hard within the team on projects such as the pairing of officers with elementary schools, several Problem Oriented Policing Projects to impact area problems, and regularly attending neighborhood meetings.

The members of the team are committed to working hand in hand with residents on issues and concerns of the area in which they live.

Captain Don Scheinost

Captain Don Scheinost

575 S. 10th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Captain Don Scheinost has been a member of the Lincoln Police Department since 1989. During his career with LPD, he has served as a duty commander, planning and research sergeant, and has been an officer or supervisor across the city. Captain Scheinost also has been an academy instructor in numerous disciplines. Captain Scheinost holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State College. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Captain Scheinost serves on several boards of directors for non-profit organizations as well.