21 NSP Leaders Graduate from Northwestern Command School

21 NSP Leaders Graduate from Northwestern Command School

November 2, 2018
(Grand Island, NE)
Command School Class

Nearly two-dozen leaders from within the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have completed a law enforcement leadership program designed to equip officers with new leadership skills and train them for future leadership positions.

Twenty-one NSP leaders, ranging in rank from sergeant to captain, graduated Friday from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety of Police Staff and Command. The program lasted ten weeks and was hosted by NSP at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island. The graduation ceremony was held Friday at the Bosselman Convention Center at Fonner Park in Grand Island.

“This is an exceptional day for the Nebraska State Patrol,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the NSP. “All of these graduates are already leaders within our agency. Command school has given them new skills they will utilize in their current positions and equip them to be the leaders of NSP’s future.”

The Northwestern Command School graduates from NSP include:

Lt. Tim Arnold                                 Lt. Arthur Frerichs                              Sgt. Ryan Phinney

Lt. Jon Beckstead                           Sgt. Lee Jacobsen                                Capt. Jeff Roby

Lt. James Bills                                  Lt. Eric Jones                                      Lt. James Stover

Lt. Brent Bockstadter                     Sgt. Trinity Jones                                Sgt. Cory Townsend

Capt. Martin Denton                      Lt. Monty Lovelace                            Lt. Kurt vonRentzell

Lt. Brian Eads                                  Capt. Jeromy McCoy                          Sgt. Bradley Wagner

Lt. Andrew Ecklund                         Sgt. Greg Miller                                  Lt. Jeff Wilcynski


Those 21 join many past and present commanders of NSP who are graduates of the Northwestern Command School. Commanders from six other agencies also graduated from the program on Friday, which began on August 20. Sgt. Jacobsen was awarded the Franklin M. Kreml Leadership award, which is determined by a vote of the class members.