Ken Clary
Police Chief
Ken.Clary@bellevue.net

1510 Wall Street
Bellevue, NE 68005
Tel: (402) 293-3100

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Ken Clary

Police Chief

Kenneth Clary comes to the City of Bellevue with over 25 years of experience having worked for the Iowa State Patrol since 1994. Throughout his career he has served in a variety of roles including District Commander, Statewide Tactical Commander, Assistant Operations Commander, Professional Standards Bureau, and CALEA Accreditation Coordinator. For the last five years he has served in his current assignment as an Area Commander (Captain). 

Mr. Clary received his Master in Public Administration degree from Upper Iowa University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha.  He was selected by the National Institute of Justice as a Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholar (where he served from 2016-2019). He also graduated from the FBI National Academy (Session 269), completed the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) – Leadership in Police Organizations training, and Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.  He currently serves as an Executive Fellow for the National Police Foundation, as the Board Co-Chair for the IACP – Police Research Advancement Section, and was inducted into the Center for Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame in 2019.

Mr. Clary has also served his community as a Special Olympics Torch Run Volunteer for several years. He currently serves as the Board Chair for the Food Bank of Iowa. Ken has been awarded the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award on two occasions for his philanthropic efforts (2014 and 2016).