Police Chief Chris Whitted joined the Papillion Police Department in 1993 and served as a road patrol officer until becoming a Narcotics Detective with the Metro Area Drug Task Force in 1997. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1999 and then Lieutenant in 2004; having worked in both the Department’s Uniformed and Administrative Service Divisions. He was promoted to the Deputy Chief position in 2015 and promoted to Chief of Police in 2021.
Chief Whitted is a 1992 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and holds a Master of Science degree in Justice Administration and Crime Management from Bellevue University. He is a certified instructor for the IACP’s Leadership in Police Organizations course and is a graduate of the 260th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy.
Chief Whitted is also a veteran of the United States Army, having served continuously in the Army Reserves since enlisting in 1986. He has deployed twice during his military career, with the first deployment occurring in 1990-1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He became a Commissioned Officer in 2000, and served as Commander of the 487th / 467th Engineer Detachments, where he earned a Bronze Star during his deployment in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-2004. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and is assigned to USSTRATCOM at Offutt AFB.
In his free time, Chief Whitted enjoys coaching football, camping and spending time with family.