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Mayor Gaylor Baird Appoints First Female And Gay Police Chief For Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln Mayor Appoints City’s First Female And Openly Gay Police Chief

Lincoln Mayor Gaylor Baird on Monday appointed Teresa Ewins as the police chief for the city. With that, she became the first female and open gay police chief in the history of Lincoln, Nebraska. Moreover, while officially declaring Teresa as the police chief, Gaylor also showered praise on her. She said, “Teresa most vividly demonstrated a commitment to the broad themes we identified during our search process as priorities for the next Police Chief: a commitment to community policing, support for our officers and the department, a focus on diversity and equity both within the force and in the community, and an unwavering dedication to transparency and accountability.”

Lincoln Mayor and Police Chief
Source: Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Mayor Calls Teresa Ewins The Right Leader For Police Department

Gaylor also revealed that the people in the police department have a high degree of respect for Ewins. The mayor revealed that most of the officers and staff of the department look up to Ewins as a leader. Moreover, she said, “I heard street officers, command staff, and community members all express the belief that she is the right leader for the Lincoln Police Department. She shares our priority of seeking continuous improvement, while celebrating the excellent work of the team at LPD.”

Lincoln Mayor and Police Chief
Source: KPTM

Teresa Ewins Calls It Her Honor To Serve As Police Chief

Teresa will go down in the history books as an important figure as she represents women and the LGBTQ community. Moreover, she said, “It truly is a great honor to be chosen to be the Lincoln Police Department’s (LPD) next Chief of Police. I am excited to start the next chapter of my career in Lincoln and be part of a great City team led by the Mayor. Working side by side with the men and women of the LPD and the communities of Lincoln is a privilege.”

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