OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – An Omaha Police gang unit sergeant is considering running for Douglas County sheriff.

“I’m being encouraged by many people based on my expertise in gang issues to consider a run for sheriff,” said Sgt. Aaron Hanson. “I am considering that strongly.”

As Hanson approaches his 25th year in law enforcement, there’s a central issue he sees time and again on the streets.

“Over my years as a gang unit supervisor, I realized there is nobody whose full-time responsibility it was to track down these young juvenile offenders who abscond and bring them back into the juvenile court system, back into their homes for rehabilitation,” Hanson said.