About John


John Friend spent 25 years as an Omaha Police Officer.  John worked in a variety of positions while climbing through the ranks to police captain. John was responsible for Uniform Patrol, Traffic and Investigative functions over his long career.

John has been recognized and awarded numerous times both inside the department and in the community for providing strong leadership. John distinguished himself as a person that is worthy of people’s trust and confidence.

“Friend is a name you know and a name you can trust”

John has always been committed to public service. John has served as your Clerk of the District Court for over 11 years.

“I am honored to serve the citizens of Douglas County as their Clerk of the District Court”.

John has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Bellevue University.

Public service runs deep in the Friend family. John and his wife Karen have two sons, both police officers.  John has served on the board of the Police Federal Credit Union of Omaha for the last 16 years and currently serves as chair.