MCC FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sherie Thomas is an experienced law enforcement leader with 23 years of service with the Omaha Police Department. She is the Captain of the Training and Community Service Section of the Executive Services Bureau. The Training and Community Services Section includes the Training Unit, Background/Inspection Unit, Honor Guard, Pipe and Drum Corps, Neighborhood Services Unity, Crime Prevention Squad, Business Watch Squad, School Resource Officer Volunteer Services and the Impound Lot.
Prior to this assignment, Captain Thomas was the Public Information Office Lieutenant and served as a liaison between the Chief of Police, the department and the media. She worked to keep the community informed about department activities and issues relating to crime and public safety. Captain Thomas has served in other assignments throughout her career to include a School Resource Officer, Detective in the Domestic Violence Unit, Training, Customer Service Unit, and Internal Affairs.
She has invested in opportunities to continue her education and professional growth by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Bellevue University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She was selected to be a member of Leadership Omaha Class 41 and the inaugural class of the Empowerment Network’s Redefine the Game Institute.
Captain Thomas is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, International Association Chiefs of Police, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Black Police Officers Association of Omaha, Latino Police Officers Association, and the Nebraska Association of Women Police.
Captain Thomas is an advocate of community engagement. She believes in giving back to the community and volunteers on a regular basis. She volunteers her time and talents throughout the city with different organizations and her family. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics Nebraska and Youth Emergency Services.
Captain Thomas was the recipient of the City of Omaha's 2021 Living the Dream Award, 2019 Rising Star Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the 2019 Julia D. Anderson Visionary Award from the Omaha Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Incorporated. This year she was awarded the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award for successfully completing the FBI-LEEDA's Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and Executive Leadership Institute.
Captain Thomas is married to Barry Thomas and they have three daughters, Trinity, Brea, and Sierra.