VIDEO: Teresa Ewins nominated as new Lincoln Police Chief

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The search is over! Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird has nominated Teresa Ewins as the new Chief of Police for the Lincoln Police Department.

She would be Lincoln’s first-ever female Police Chief, pending approval from the Lincoln City Council.

Ewins was born and raised in California. She said she grew up with a learning disability and has always had a passion for soccer.

Ewins joined the police force when she was 30-years-old and is a 26-year veteran.

Prior to becoming our Chief of Police, Ewins was the highest-ranking LGBT officer with the San Francisco police.

View Ewin’s full bio here.

Both the Lincoln Police Union and the Lincoln Journal Star chose to endorse Teresa Ewins prior to the announcement.

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