Suttle Endorses Greg Gonzalez

Former Mayor Jim Suttle Endorses Deputy Police Chief Greg Gonzalez for Douglas County Sheriff

Omaha, NE – Former Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle announced today that he is endorsing Deputy Chief Greg Gonzalez for Douglas County Sheriff.

Suttle served as the 50th Mayor of Omaha from 2009-2013. Suttle highlighted that Deputy Chief Greg Gonzalez is a veteran in law enforcement overseeing a multi-million dollar budget and proudly endorsed his run for Douglas County Sheriff.

"Greg is a veteran deputy police chief who manages a multi-million dollar budget and the police accreditation best practices for transparency at the largest law enforcement agency in the state. Greg has a proven commitment to community policing. I proudly endorse him as the most qualified candidate for Douglas County Sheriff."

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.