Our organization is focused and dedicated to preserving the peace on-campus.

Our Mission

The mission of the University Police Department is to provide an environment of safety and security which ensures a peaceful quality of life in the university community by establishing collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Our Values


Legally and ethically accountable for the welfare for others.


Well qualified and trained for performing our roles.


Readily available and easily approachable.


Timely action to events, requests or appeals for assistance.


Assured confidence in our work.


Objective and consistent in application and without bias.




Our Values




Organization Chart

Hassan Ramzah
Interim Chief of Police

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Police Services

Gina Hotovy
Financial Specialist

Michael Maas
Accreditation & Compliance Manager

Mark Robertson

Emergency Management Director

Emergency Management Specialist

Gabby Molina

Human Resources & Public Relations Coordinator

Student Workers

Ana Mariam -Patrol

Mason Henry -Patrol

Douglas Tesch -Patrol

Harry Makam-Patrol

Open -Building Access

Emily Loftis-Dispatch

Mark Akinshev-IT

Hassan Ramzah

Assistant Chief

John Backer

Police Operations Captain


Investigations Sergeant

Patrol Sergeants

Kristy Beitler

Nolan Conradt

Margot Nason

Craig Teply

Bryan Warner

John Sumsion

Uniformed Patrol

Jeff Brassington

Michael Dailey

Gary Etherton

Caleb Gose

Terrell Long, Jr.

Chris Ludden

Jordan Newman

John O'Grady

Blake Pair

Shawn Woods

Joshua Rubottom

Paul Schmeling

Grant Shaw

Chadd Stutheit


Megan Witherspoon

Director of Communications and Support

Pamela Fischer
Receptionist/ Staff Assistant

Dispatch Supervisors

Spencer Conradt

Jessica Loos

Holly Yardley

Jonathan Gentert


Robert Draftz

Samantha Eggers

Ella England

Zach Fischer

Adam Santee

Allison Schultze

Robin Vorderstrasse

Teal Briner

Sean Humphrey

Information Technology Manager

Arlan Nelson
Building Access Systems Project Manager

Bryan Meehan
Systems Administrator

Todd Miller
Application Developer

Building Access

Cody Hoegemeyer
Building Access Associate   

Jill Meginnis
Building Access Associate   

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Jared Burkholder
GIS Project Manager

GIS Analyst

Aaron Pembleton

Security Operations Captain

Position Open
Education & Training Officer

K-9 Officers

Anderson Delgado

Russ Johnson Jr.

Community Serivce Officer (CSO) Supervisors

Ronald Hoagland

Darrin Little

Community Service Program & Officers

Peter Delgado

Diana Elias

Aaron Fischer

Ricky Greene

Nancy Gum

Bethleen Hagemeyer

Leighton Larson

Theron Schamle

Petya Ungurian

Karmen Weber

Team Breakdown

Police Officers

University Police Officers are committed to providing a professional and full service police department to the University. Officers complete their recruit training at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center located in Grand Island, Nebraska. Graduates then return to the department to enter into a three month Field Training Program. This program provides further training specific to campus law enforcement. Upon completion of this process officers are assigned to a patrol shift.

Patrol Operations

University Police Officers maintain a high level of visibility on campus, which helps create a strong connection with the community. Linked through our state-of-the-art communication center, our officers patrol campuses 24 hours a day on foot, in cars, and on bicycles. The University officers work collaboratively with Lincoln Police to prevent and solve problems in the areas around campus.


The Investigations Unit is responsible for in-depth investigations. Our role in investigations is three-fold: to investigate crimes, develop crime prevention strategies and tactics, and assist crime victims. The emphasis is on prevention. Technology plays a major role in efforts to reduce crime. Investigators use state-of-the-art exterior camera views along with other technologies in order to help them investigate matters to their fullest.

Community Services Officers (CSO's)

Community Service Officers (CSO) perform security functions for student housing, and complete a 8 week field training program specific to the University of Nebraska so they may better serve the campus community as first responders. CSO's are an important component in the security of the campus as they serve as additional eyes and ears to police officers. Although residence halls are the main priority, students will also see them occasionally in academic buildings, computer labs, libraries, and sporting events. Daily attire for the Community Service Officer is a uniform consisting of a gray shirt and black trousers.

Communications Unit

The University Police Communications unit consists of twelve full time dispatchers. Often, the public's first contact with University Police is with one of these trained dispatchers. After gathering the necessary information, dispatchers use a radio system to detail emergency responders to calls for service.

Dispatchers are highly skilled and trained to monitor the status of officers in the field and activities of other area law enforcement or emergency services near to campus that may affect the University Community. They are also responsible for processing reports, responding to requests for records, maintaining found property and issuance of department equipment, responding to inquiries at the department's service desk, monitoring life safety alarms, and analyzing of department statistics. A system of over 1,500 Security Cameras on campus allows dispatchers to view activity 24 hours a day