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Command Staff

Inserted ImageColonel- Superintendent of Law Enforcement & Public Safety

The Nebraska State Patrol is under the command of Colonel Bradley Rice.

Colonel Rice was appointed to serve as Superintendent of Law Enforcement & Public Safety on March 11, 2015, by Governor Pete Ricketts.

The Superintendent's office is supported by the Assistant Superintendent and three Majors.


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Lieutenant Colonel

 Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Schwarten was commissioned as an officer with the Nebraska State Patrol on December 11, 1987 an was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in March of 2011. In addition to daily interaction and oversight of the Agency's three divisions, Lt. Colonel Schwarten oversees the Executive Protection/Captiol Security, Information Technology (IT), Public Information and Professional Standards Divisions.




Inserted ImageField Services Major

Major Mike Gaudreault commands the Nebraska State Patrol Field Services Division.

The Field Services Division encompasses uniformed patrol troopers, carrier troopers, police service dog handlers, and the aviation support pilots. Troopers strive for fatality free roadways through traffic enforcement, public education, and cooperation. This vision cannot be achieved by the Nebraska State Patrol alone but by working with our partners in highway safety which include the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR), Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS), local law enforcement, first responders, highway safety advocate groups and our citizens.

Although the primary mission of the agency is unchanged, what has altered is the approach to making our roadways safer. The Nebraska State Patrol is leveraging technology to place troopers where they can be the most effective by utilizing real time crash data and analyzing calls for service. With this information, the agency can take a practical approach to education concepts and enforcement. Directed patrolling, high visibility patrols, the targeting of impaired drivers and occupant restraint compliance are just some of the concepts employed by the agency utilizing this data. By employing current technology, troopers are now sent to calls for service by Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), and their actions are documented by a Records Management System (RMS), and digital in-car cameras. Mobile Data Computers allow troopers to issue electronic citations and accident reports. A new digital statewide radio system will allow them expanded, clearer, interoperable radio coverage.


Investigative Services Major

Major Kyle Otte is in command of the Nebraska State Patrol's Investigative Services Division.

The criminal and drug units of the Investigative Services Division are comprised of both sworn and civilian personnel assigned to a variety of duties within the Division.

Alcohol/Tobacco/Gaming Enforcement, Auto Fraud, Hazardous Device Technicians, Criminal Identification Division, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Awareness Coordination, Internet Crimes Against Children and Cyber Crimes Task Forces are among the various work groups in the Division.

Investigative Services also includes the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory and the Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC).


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Major Russ Stanczyk commands the Nebraska State Patrol Administrative Services Division.

The Administrative Services Division supports every aspect of the agency from; human resources, information technology, accounting, grants and the training academy.

Troopers, investigators, civilians, and other specialized personnel make up the customer base supported by the Administrative Services Division.

The NSP Motto, "Pro Bono Publico" for the good of the public holds true for this division as it strives to provide prompt, efficient and effective support of all agency employees.




Administrative Services Captain


The Administrative Services Division Captain is responsible for overseeing numerous support divisions to include the securing and managing of public and private sector grants and contributions (Grants), Research and Planning, the procurement of goods and services (Purchasing), inventory of equipment, uniforms, weapons, vehicles and supplies (Supply/Electronic Engineering), Project Management, the Combined Law Enforcement Information Network (CLEIN) and Communications.






Professional Standards Captain

The Division of Professional Standards is under the Command of Captain Mike Jahnke. Captain Jahnke serves as the agency's Legislative Liaison and is responsible for and oversees the Divisions of Internal Affairs, Legal, Policy/Accreditation and Records Management.




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Captain Jeff Pelowski is assigned to the Investigative Services Division.

The Investigative Services Division is responsible for the investigation of criminal and narcotic related crimes throughout the state. This Division maintains and deploys specially trained and equipped personnel who provide a variety of services to the citizens of Nebraska, while also providing expert assistance to uniformed officers of the Nebraska State Patrol, federal and local allied law enforcement partners.

The Investigative Services Field Division remains committed to our shared vision of Safe Children and Safe Communities, making Nebraska a safe enjoyable place for all.




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Nebraska Information Analysis Center Captain

The Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC) is under the Command of Captain Kevin Knorr.

The NIAC is responsible for providing analysis of information on all crimes and all hazards encountered by citizens of the state. In addition to the NIAC, Captain Knorr is also responsible for numerous support divisions to include Criminal Identification (CID), Sex Offender Registry (SOR), Auto Fraud, Domestic Violence, Hazardous Devices Technicians, and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC).






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Executive Protection/Capitol Detail Captain

The Executive Protection/Capitol Detail Division is under the Command of Captain Sean Caradori.

Comprised of sworn and civilian employees the Executive Protection/Capitol Detail Division of the Nebraska State Patrol is charged with the safety and security of the Governor, Nebraska Supreme Court, Appeals Court and the Unicameral.



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