(Omaha, NE) -- A new candidate has thrown their hat into the ring in the race for Douglas County Sheriff.
On Thursday, Republican Aaron Hanson announced his candidacy for Douglas County Sheriff. Hanson is a veteran law enforcement officer, serving with the Omaha Police department for nearly 25 years, and a former President of the Omaha Police Officers Association. He is currently the supervisor of the OPD Fugitive Unit and on the Metro Omaha Fugitive Task Force. “I appreciate all the encouragement I have received to seek this office. I'm a problem solver who's spent my life in the field, on the front lines of our fight against crime.” said Hanson. “As Sheriff, I’ll work every day to keep Douglas County families safe and support our law enforcement officials.”
Hanson was born and raised in Omaha and graduated from Omaha North High School before enrolling at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He started with the Omaha Police Department in 1996, serving as a uniform patrol officer, K-9 officer, Gang Unit sergeant and Fugitive Task Force supervisor.
You can watch Hanson’s announcement video here.