Jerad Shepard Chief of Police
Chief of Police
Mayor and City Council are proud to announce, that we hired Jared Shepard for our Chief of Police. He started with Minatare January 3, 2022.

Jared began his career in law enforcement with the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office in December of 20211 and graduated from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center Basic Academy in April of 2012. He remained employed by the Sheriff’s Office to mid-2016 when he and hiss family moved to Washington State. Jared worked as an officer for the city of Wenatchee for just over 5 years before he and his family relocated back to the Scottsbluff area.

Throughout his career Jared has served in the capacity of a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer and SWAT Team Operator, and now the New Chief of Police for Minatare NE. Jared and his wife have two daughters, Ruth and Bette. Jared and his family are happy to be back in Western Nebraska with family and friends.

Jared has appointed Matt Rockwell as his fulltime Officer, Matt has 23 years in law Enforcement and is respected by all of his peers. They make a GREAT Team.


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The City of Minatare is seeking applicants for the position of a fulltime City Clerk. Under supervision of City Clerk until she retires.

The City Clerk performs general and specific administrative work such as:
  • Bookkeeping at least 2 years
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Team Player
  • Excellent Organizational skills
  • Billing
  • Payroll
  • Can work without direct supervision.
  • Excellent written & verbal skills
  • Excellent Customer service skills.
  • Dress appropriately for the position

    * CONFIDENTIALITY IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE Will need to sign confidentiality agreement.

    This person will be the main point of contact for residents regarding City business, ordinances as well as working with Minatare Police Department Minatare City employees regularly. Generally, any combination of education and experience equal to graduation from High School, plus at least 2 years experience in accounting and bookkeeping is necessary to fulfill the functions of this position. Will also need to attend a Certification class for one week.

    Paid vacation and Holidays, health insurance is included with the benefits package

  • Accreditation
    We want to share this Wonderful letter with the Community that Jared Shepard our hard working and dedicated Chief of Police received a letter July 20, 2022 which reads: Dear Chief Shepard: Per the Commission's assessment of your agency's accreditation submission, your agency has met the requirements to be accredited under the Commission's program. In the coming weeks you will receive a certificate that attests to your agency's accreditation status. Please accept my congratulations on attaining accreditation. should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Commission Staff handling accreditation at Sincerely, Dr. Don Arp, Jr., Executive Director, Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. According to Carolyn Nelson our City Clerk who has been City Clerk for 40 years told us in her 40 years as City Clerk, this is the FIRST TIME Minatare Police Department EVER Received Accreditation! CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW CHIEF Jared Shepard & Officer MATT ROCKWELL FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION FOR OUR CITIZENS! WE DO APPRECIATE YOU!