City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

Job Opening: Lateral Police Officer Position

        The City of Ralston is accepting applications for the position of one full-time Lateral Police Officer.  This is an OPEN position to be filled immediately, however, the eligibility list created will remain active for one year unless it is exhausted prior to that date.  A second lateral police officer position may become open within the time frame of this eligibility list.  Applicants must be a Nebraska certified law enforcement officer, or must have a completed audit from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center identifying them as eligible for reciprocity. Other qualifications may apply.  Applicants must be able to pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph, physical exam (including drug screen) and psychological exam.   Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license, be of good moral character, and have no serious misdemeanor convictions, no felony convictions, or a dishonorable discharge from military service.
        The City of Ralston, also known as “Independence City,” is a community of approximately 7200 residents within the metropolitan area of Omaha and borders Sarpy County.  We strive to provide an environment to our citizens that focuses on enriching the interactions of the police department and those of our community.  The Ralston Police Department is a progressive and proactive department that is focused on training, community involvement, and providing quality law enforcement services to the community it serves.  The City of Ralston offers opportunities for officers to grow professionally and personally by providing significant training and education opportunities.  The police department prides itself and keeping current with technical and tactical tools, providing officers the resources they need to do their job to their fullest capabilities.
        The City of Ralston offers excellent benefits including comparable wages, overtime, sick leave, annual vacation leave, four floating holidays and eight paid holidays.  A full benefits package is offered including a health care plan, dental and vision plans, term life insurance and a defined contribution plan matched by the City.
        The starting salary for a reciprocity candidate is $45,988.  A Nebraska certified applicant’s starting salary is $52,873.  Police officers’ salaries range from $55,515 to $71,364 upon completion of a 14-week Field Training program and six month probationary period.
       Applications can be obtained at the Ralston Police Department, 7400 Main Street, Ralston, NE 68127, or  and click on police department and police jobs under the police tab, or email  Applications must be completed and returned to the Ralston Police Department by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019.  

For questions or information contact Deputy Chief Bryan Hanson, 402-331-1786, or

We advertise on the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center Website as well as through local papers.

Ralston Police Job Opportunities​