Sherie Thomas


Sheri ThomasSherie Thomas is an experienced law enforcement leader with more than 21 years of service with the Omaha Police Department. In her current role as the Public Information Office Lieutenant, she serves as a liaison between the Chief of Police, the department and the media. Lieutenant Thomas works to keep the community informed about department activities and issues relating to crime and public safety. Prior to this assignment, she has served as a Lieutenant in the Internal Affairs Unit and Uniform Patrol Bureau. Lieutenant Thomas has served in other assignments throughout her career to include a School Resource Officer, Detective in the Domestic Violence Unit, Training, and the Customer Service Unit.

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.

Lieutenant 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.

Lieutenant 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.
Lieutenant Thomas was the recipient of the 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.

Lieutenant Thomas is married to Barry Thomas and they have three daughters, Trinity, Brea and Sierra.