Putting My Experience
Greg Gonzalez is an Omaha native whose 28-year professional law enforcement career has led him to the deputy chief position of the 900+ sworn officer's in the Omaha Police Department. He serves on numerous policing and community governing boards. Greg launched his law enforcement career in 1993 with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked uniformed patrol and on a federal narcotics task force. He transferred to the Omaha Police Department in 1995 and has worked in two of the police department’s most high profile units, the gang unit and undercover narcotics unit.
Greg is the most experienced candidate for Sheriff. At the time of his retirement, he was the most tenured deputy police chief, with 9-years executive level experience. His previous roles include commander of the Traffic Unit and the Criminal Investigations Bureau’s investigations unit. He also served as Captain for the Southwest Omaha police precinct.
Active in the Omaha community where he was raised, Greg serves on many governing boards, including Mentor Nebraska and the Police Athletics for Community Engagement (P.A.C.E.). P.A.C.E. sponsors the free youth soccer and baseball program that serves over 6,000 youth in the summer months, a time when at-risk youth are most vulnerable. Greg served as an Executive Board Member of the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA). Greg is a strong supporter of community policing. He is a lifelong union member and is in the FOP, Latino Peace Officers Association, Black Police Officer's Association (BPOA), and National Association of Women Police.
Greg and his wife Kathy have three children, Izabela, Gregory, and Alex. Kathy is a 27-year member of the Omaha Police Department, currently serving as Captain of the Southeast Police Precinct.