Sheriff’s Office Employees

Sheriff Jerome J. Kramer


kramer_smallJerome Kramer began his Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office career as a Detention Officer in October of 1981 and worked there until he received a position as a Deputy Sheriff in January of 1983, graduating from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in June of that year and remained a Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff until elected Lincoln County Sheriff and taking office on August 3, 2006.

While working as a Deputy Sheriff, Jerome quickly obtained the rank of Sergeant and ultimately held almost every position that a Deputy Sheriff could. In addition to running a Patrol Shift for a number of years, Jerome was in charge of the Civil Division during the mid 1980’s agricultural recession and worked with countless numbers of agricultural professionals in their dire times. The Civil Division is one of the highest liability areas of any Sheriff’s Offices and Jerome was placed in charge during that time because of his tenacity and life-long agricultural background; Jerome understands the agricultural community and their needs.

Jerome Kramer also spent several years as the Sergeant in charge of the Criminal Investigative Division and was involved with innumerable major crimes including 1st degree sexual assaults (rape), child neglect and abuse cases and 5 murders.

His vast experience in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, willingness to communicate with the Lincoln County citizenry, and his incredible caring nature won the confidence of the Lincoln County voters and Jerome Kramer was elected as the Lincoln County Sheriff in the May 2006 Primary Election and he ran unopposed in the fall’s General Election. When the sitting Sheriff retired before completing his current term, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners appointed Jerome as Sheriff on August 3, 2006.

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Chief Deputy Roland L. Kramer 

Chief Deputy Roland L. Kramer (no relation to Sheriff Jerome Kramer) started his career in law enforcement in 1989 at the Wyoming State Penitentiary, Rawlins, WY.   In 1990 Roland completed the initial Detention Officer training through the State of Wyoming.   Later that year, Roland was offered a management position at the Airport Inn Restaurant in North Platte and was eventually promoted to General Manager, over 40 some employees.

In November of 1994, Roland was hired by Sheriff Duane Deterding as a Detention Officer in the Lincoln County Jail.   November of 1995, Roland was promoted to Deputy Sheriff and after basic training in Grand Island served in the Patrol Division for Lincoln County.  Roland served two rotations in Warrants Division and eventually went into the Criminal Investigation Division until he was promoted again to Patrol Corporal January 1st, 2000.  At that time Roland also became the Field Training Officer for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and helped develop the program into a more standardized format.   In 2003 Roland was promoted to Sergeant in the Patrol Division by Sheriff Jim Carman.    During his time in the Patrol Division, Roland was involved in all Homicide Investigations which resulted in the successful prosecution of several subjects.

In January 2007, Roland was chosen to lead the Criminal Investigation Division of the Sheriff’s Office.   Roland became the lead investigator on numerous cases to include; Sexual Assault Investigations of adults and children, Shootings, Homicides, Frauds, Thefts and Internal Investigations.   Roland worked very closely with the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office and helped develop a strong working relationship with surrounding law enforcement.

In May 2011, Roland was promoted to Operations Lieutenant by Sheriff Jerome Kramer.  His duties were to supervise all Deputies and supervised the moving from the old Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center into the facility.   On August 1st, 2011 Roland accepted Sheriff Kramer’s offer to become his Chief Deputy.    Roland is now assisting Sheriff Kramer in the supervision of the Detention Center, all Deputies and Clerks.

 

Lieutenant Dan Newton

Lt. Dan Newton started his career in law enforcement with the Goodland Kansas Police Department in May of 1993. He graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and worked in the patrol division at Goodland before accepting a job offer from Lincoln County Sheriff Duane Deterding and moving back to his home town of North Platte Nebraska.

Dan started his new position with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on January 2nd, 1995. A graduate of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in 1995, he  was assigned to the patrol division. Dan became a certified Accident Reconstructionist in addition to serving in Bike Patrol, the multi-agency Honor Guard and being a K-9 officer for six years serving with K-9 “Hasso”.

Dan received the American Legion Certificate of Commendation in 1998 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Law Officer Award in 2001.   Dan was promoted to Corporal in 2003 by Sheriff Jim Carman. In 2006, He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant by Sheriff Jerome Kramer.  On August 1st 2011, Dan was promoted to Operations Lieutenant by Sheriff Jerome Kramer.

Dan is a second generation Law Enforcement Officer serving Lincoln County. His father, Roy Newton, served with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office from July of 1973 to August 1984. Roy achieved the position of Chief Deputy for Sheriff Hop Gilster and worked for Sheriff Deterding before retiring.

 

Office Manager Kathy Wilkens

Kathy Wilkens was hired by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in December 1987 as a dispatcher/clerk which required her to act as a part-time matron and she successfully completed the Jail Management Operations Course in May of 1988 at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.

In July 1989 Kathy moved out of State to pursue other interests and returned to North Platte in 2001. She was again hired as a clerk at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Due to her prior tax experience, Kathy was placed in sole charge of the processing and collecting of distress warrants. Kathy received the annual Fraternal Order of Eagles Award in 2003 for her outstanding efforts.

New challenges were presented to Kathy in 2006 when she accepted a promotion to the position of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Manager where she is now in charge of the entire clerical division.

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Patrol Division

  • Operations Lt. Dan Newton
  • Sgt. John Davis
  • Sgt. Wayne Connell
  • Sgt. Devin Ruff
  • Cpl. Merit Newman
  • Cpl. Season Trevino
  • Cpl. Tom Courter
  • Brent Lundgreen 
  • Jeff Gaasch
  • Heath Bellinger
  • Tim Kirk
  • Adam Cooper
  • Johnythn Ellingson
  • Colton Magill
  • Derek Hanna
  • Brett Schmidt
  • Brad Ward
  • Cody Sweet

 

Civil Process 

  • Sgt. Casey Nelms
  • Dan Barker

 

Criminal Investigations

  • Sgt. Larry Meyer
  • Chuck Nichols

 

Reserve Deputies

  • Kevin Kennedy
  • Rick Windham
  • Brandon Myers
  • Jay Niles
  • Nick Tonkinson
  • Chris Ablard

Detention Center

  • Lt. Jeff Hedgecock
  • Sgt. Dave Grandel
  • Sgt. Penny Ball
  • Cpl. Amber McIntosh
  • Cpl. Willie Purvis III
  • Cpl. Shanna Hamilton
  • Larry Mora
  • Judd Reed
  • Brian Jackson
  • Derek Taft
  • Jamie Burns
  • Vincent Garcia
  • Austin Settles
  • Austen Dircksen
  • Nathan Gamble
  • Zachary Kramer
  • Sean Newton
  • Andon Casper
  • Mark Machacek
  • Sheryl Ball
  • Tracy Wofford
  • Jesi Nelms
  • Alexandra Varney
  • Kortney Markey
  • Angel Burns
  • Cathy Kohler
  • Sarah Stonerook
  • Kristine Schwager
  • Mindy Hennings

 

Detention Center Nurse

  • Pamela Hicks

 

Chaplain

  • Gary Smith

 

Office Personnel

  • Kathy Wilkens – Office Manager
  • Sally Wilhelmson
  • Patty Covey
  • Delicia Mata
  • Lexie Dillard
  • Marla Haines
  • Brenda Anderson