September 19, 2014

Mark Elbert is Bellevue’s new police chief

City of Bellevue City Administrator Dan Berlowitz has named Mark Elbert as the City’s Chief of Police. Chief Elbert has served as the City’s Interim Police Chief since June, 2012 following the resignation of former Police Chief John Stacey Jr.

Chief Elbert has been with the Bellevue Police Department since 1996.

City Administrator Berlowitz chose Chief Elbert for the position after conducting an extensive interview process with the final three candidates for the position as certified by the Bellevue Civil Service Commission. Retired Omaha Police Captain and Fort Dodge, Iowa Police Chief, Timothy Carmody as well as retired Omaha Deputy Chief Mark Sundermeier were the other finalists for the position. “Chief Elbert has impressed me with his leadership and initiative while serving as Interim Police Chief, said City Administrator Berlowitz. “We had some great candidates for the position but Mark has fit in very well with our management team and I look forward to him leading our great police department as the City of Bellevue continues to grow.”

Chief Elbert will take over the permanent duties of the Chief of Police effective immediately.