Robert S. "Bob" Lausten was appointed Chief of Police in May of 2002. Lausten has 33 years of law enforcement experience, the past 27 in La Vista. Bob is a graduate from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Bob began his career in 1983 with the Texas Department of Corrections and then relocated to Southern California.
He graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy and worked from 1984-1990 with the Los Angeles School Police Department. Lausten is a graduate of both the FBI National Academy (252) and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (111).
Lausten was appointed by the Governor in 2008 to the Police Standards Advisory Council (PSAC) and served from 2008-2016. Lausten is also a member of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force. Bob continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the Omaha Police Federal Credit Union since 2002.