Chief Teresa Ewins talks to UNL students about policing

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Police Chief Teresa Ewins spoke to students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Wednesday about the police department.

She talked at length about policing in today’s society and how things have changed since the murder of George Floyd.

She also spoke about what officers go through on a daily basis and the resources they have when they encounter horrific scenes.

“Officers as well as their families could go to therapy,” Ewins said. “But they really go through a debrief, and everyone listens to each other. And, you know, it’s really about being together because of the shared experience, and it is what they saw. It is what they they heard, which is important, right? And so it’s, it’s very important for them to be able to process these things.”

She said officers are always there to serve their community, even on the hardest days.

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