LINCOLN, Neb. - After initially being appointed by Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, Teresa Ewins was approved as the city's next Chief of Police during Monday’s City Council meeting.
The council held a public hearing on the resolution and gave Ewins unanimous approval with a 7-0 vote.
Coming to Nebraska from the San Francisco Police Department, Ewins was selected by Gaylor Baird in late June, following a week of public forums that featured four finalists for the position.
Ewins will start August 30. She is Lincoln’s first openly gay and female police chief.