Systems Administrator for the University Police Department, UNL
The Board of Regents is pleased to present a KUDOS award to
Arlan Nelson, Systems Administrator for the University Police
Department at the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln. Arlan began
his work with University Police in 2007, having previously worked
with UNL’s Shared Computer Services since 1994. Last spring,
Arlan was selected as the Police Department’s “Employee of the
Year.” He is part of a two‐person team that is responsible for the
Police Department’s technology advancement. Arlan works
diligently to ensure coordination and support of department
technology to better university operations.
Pictured: Charlotte Evans, Assistant Chief of Police; Chancellor Perlman; Arlan Nelson; Regent Phares; Owen Yardley, Chief of Police
Arlan also provides management of the campus closed‐circuit
television system program which includes a standard of cameras
and recording devices that are used to manage department
facilities as well as to provide safety and security. His structuring
of the system, research and training has provided significant
benefits to UNL including his work with officers in retrieving and
preserving video evidence which has led to many arrests and the
clearing of many criminal cases. Recently, Arlan has added
administration of the campus electronic door access system to his
responsibilities. He provides server support for the department’s
geographic information systems application, which allows crime
mapping capabilities and analysis of daily incidents, special events
and facility management. He has begun preparations for
conducting forensic investigations to obtain evidence from
computers used in suspected crimes.
Today, Arlan has brought the following guests: Owen Yardley,
Chief of Police, and Charlotte Evans, Assistant Chief of Police.
Please join me in thanking Arlan for his dedication to the
University of Nebraska‐Lincoln.