Senator Bob Kerrey Endorses Deputy Police Chief Greg Gonzalez for Douglas County Sheriff
Omaha, NE – Bob Kerrey announced today that he is endorsing Deputy Chief Greg Gonzalez for Douglas County Sheriff.
Kerrey served as the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983-1987 and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989-2001. Kerrey highlighted that Deputy Chief Greg Gonzalez believes that public safety and justice are not mutually exclusive.
"Everyone who has watched Greg Gonzalez on the job knows that he is a law and order Democrat. He believes that public safety and justice are not mutually exclusive.
Gonzalez's goals as Sheriff are to reduce crime, improve recruitment and retention of highly trained
deputies, and to deliver quality services that protect families and make our county proud. Gonzalez plans to
step up community engagement and involvement from neighborhood and stakeholder groups as he seeks
to improve efficiencies.
An Omaha native, Gonzalez launched his career at the Sheriff’s Office, 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 high profile units, including undercover narcotics, homicide and gang units. He rose through
the ranks and is the longest-tenured deputy chief at OPD.
As deputy chief, Gonzalez has secured millions of dollars in private funding and grant money to
implement safety measures for officers and Omahans. He sees similar opportunities to enhance the
Sheriff’s Office and the county.