Office of Professional Standards

The Office of Professional Standards & Public Information reports directly to the Chief of Police and assists in educating the public regarding law enforcement operations. Our responsibilities are outlined below:

Commendations and Complaints

We conduct thorough and timely investigations of any allegation of employee misconduct. We also celebrate the successes of our employees. Thus, various methods of reporting commendable performance as well as citizens’ concerns are available for the public’s convenience. Officer/Employee Complaint/Commendation forms are available at the front desk of the Law Enforcement Center. Members of the public may complete a form and turn it in to a supervisor at the front desk, email to or mail to the Kearney Police Department, 2025 A Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847. The public may also click the link below in order to access an on-line version of the Officer/Employee Complaint/Commendation form.

KPD Complaint Form

KPD Commendation Form

If immediate attention is needed during regular business hours, the public may call the Office of Professional Standards at (308) 233-5256 or email at If immediate attention is required outside of regular business hours, the public may call (308) 237-2104 and ask to speak with the on-duty Supervisor/Commander.  

Employee Selection and Recruiting

The selection process for sworn and civilian employees, including the officer candidate interview boards, background investigations, and promotional examinations is managed by this Office. Please feel free to contact us for any recruiting and hiring questions. For more information about a career with Kearney Police Department visit

Media and Public Information

We assist the Chief of Police with the release of information to the public and our media partners. Requests for public information should be directed to this Office by contacting (308) 233-5256 or email.