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Ken Clary

Portrait of Ken Clary
Police Chief; 2016 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
City of Bellevue

Bellevue, NE

Chief Clary was named Police Chief of the city of Bellevue, Nebraska, in August 2020. 

Prior to his current position, Ken Clary served as an Area Commander for the Iowa State Patrol (ISP), which included the oversight of four patrol districts including approximately one quarter of the State of Iowa. During his time as a Commander, Captain Clary held a variety of positions including CALEA Accreditation Coordinator for the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Assistant Field Operations for the ISP. In these positions, he utilized research and worked with numerous law enforcement agencies to determine best practices in hiring and promotional processes, as well as resource allocation. He worked directly with the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) to implement statewide police training and public education programs to combat drowsy driving. Subsequently, in June, Iowa GTSB and DPS hosted the first of its kind National Drowsy Driving Summit with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Date Created: July 17, 2016