Police - Administration Main
Access to the Police Department lobby is on a limited basis. Visitors can use the phone at the entrance to speak to the administrative assistant before entering the lobby.
Crete Police Department
Steve Hensel, Chief of Police
Emergency: Call 911
Police Station - 1945 Forest Avenue
Non-Emergency (24 hours): 402.826.4311
Records Office (business hours): 402.826.6422
The Crete Police Department was founded early in Crete’s history and has a proud tradition of service to our ever-changing community.
The police station is located at the corner of Highway 33 and Forest Avenue. With the exception of holidays, daytime business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and Noon to 5 p.m. When the station is closed, visitors may pick up the telephone at the front door, which will automatically ring the communications center.
The City has authorized a total of 16 full-time employees, the vast majority of which patrol the City and respond to the needs of those who live and work here. Sworn officers include the Chief, Lieutenant, four Sergeants, and eight officers. (See organizational chart.)
The organization is patrol-centric. Crete patrol officers not only receive calls for service, but are also responsible for follow-through of each case from start to finish. These officers conduct/direct their entire investigation, receiving aid from others as they desire. After preparing their final case report, it’s ready for review and on to prosecutors.
The lieutenant leads the patrol division assisted by three sergeants. Together, they supervise all patrol officers and Crete’s school resource officer.
Patrol officers have many duties. The Department supports each officer as they develop their own unique talents and interests by offering training opportunities and resources allowing the officers to express these individual traits in a way that best serves the people of Crete.
A single sergeant oversees the administration division as well as our administrative assistant and code enforcement officer. The sergeant is responsible for material acquisition and accountability as well as facilities and vehicle fleet management. The sergeant manages grants, the internship and ride-along programs and also oversees nuisance property and parking enforcement.