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Cody Thomas IACP Award
October 28, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is proud to announce that their Public Relations Director, Cody Thomas, has received the Leadership in Public Information Management Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), which is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders worldwide. This award is given to nominees who demonstrate innovative use of social media and successful information management during critical incidents. Sworn and...
Fahn
October 27, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
A new police K9 has officially joined the ranks of the Nebraska State Patrol. The newest NSP Police Service Dog (PSD) is Fahn, named to honor Trooper Dale Fahnholz, who passed away suddenly on March 1, 2020. “Our PSD Unit is made up of incredibly talented canines and the troopers who handle them,” said Captain Jason Scott, Commander of NSP Special Operations. “Fahn joins a diligent team that serves the entire state of Nebraska.” Fahn and his handler, Sergeant Workman, have been through months...
Troopers at crash
October 26, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol responded to dozens of snow-related incidents as most of Nebraska experienced its first snowfall of the season. From Sunday through the Monday morning commute, troopers responded to more than 170 snow-related incidents on Nebraska roads. “The last couple days have provided a reminder of how quickly driving conditions can change with freezing rain or snow,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “As the weather improves this...
NSP Cruiser
October 26, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is looking for the next class of recruits to join the ranks as Nebraska State Troopers. Applications are now open for NSP’s 65th Basic Recruit Camp. “Nebraska State Troopers and Investigators serve our state in a wide variety of specialty positions,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We’re looking for men and women who have the drive to serve our communities. At the NSP Training Academy, these recruits will learn to use that...
Major Lewis Badging
October 23, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is proud to announce the promotion of Captain Russell Lewis to the position of Major in command of the NSP Administrative Services Division. Lewis replaces Major Russ Stanczyk, who retired this summer after a 33-year career with NSP. “Major Lewis is a proven leader for our team,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “His experience in numerous areas of our agency will serve him well in this important position.” Lewis, 48, began...
October 23, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol and Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a driver following a fatal crash in north Lincoln Friday afternoon. At approximately 1:53 p.m. Friday, emergency crews were called to a single-vehicle rollover crash at north 27th street and Arbor Road, in north Lincoln. As troopers arrived on scene, they discovered one deceased person, who had been ejected from the vehicle. The deceased passenger has been identified as Justin Stotts,...
Unit Damage
October 21, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
A Nebraska State Trooper was hospitalized this morning after his patrol unit was struck on Interstate 80 in the western Omaha metro area. The trooper was inside the patrol unit at the time of the crash. At approximately 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to reports of road damage on eastbound I-80 near Giles Road. Sarpy County Deputies and road construction teams were also on scene. Troopers blocked off the far right lane of traffic for construction workers to repair on the road. About an...
NSP Mustang
October 20, 2020
The Nebraska State Patrol, working with the Kearney Police Department and Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, have completed enforcement operations around Kearney Cruise Nite this weekend. During the effort, which consisted of both community outreach and high-visibility patrols on Friday and Saturday, October 16-17, troopers made positive contacts with dozens of citizens attending the event. Troopers also participated in the event, driving NSP’s 1993 Ford Mustang patrol vehicle. The effort was...
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October 20, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a man following the report of a driver pointing a firearm at another driver on Interstate 80. The incident occurred on Interstate 80 in Keith County at approximately 12:05 a.m. Tuesday. The driver of a semi-tractor/cattle trailer reported a road rage incident in which the driver of a Ford pickup pointed a handgun at him. Troopers were able to locate the suspect vehicle and perform a traffic stop near mile marker 164. During the traffic stop...
Cruiser Damage
October 17, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a North Platte woman following a brief pursuit on Interstate 80 near Utica Friday evening. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle struck an NSP cruiser in an attempt to avoid arrest. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday, NSP received reports of a possible impaired driver traveling eastbound on I-80 in York County. Two troopers, working in the same patrol unit, located the Chevrolet Tahoe near mile marker 365 and observed numerous traffic...
October 16, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Friday, October 16, in Sarpy County. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 16 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 7 vehicles or trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations. Troopers discovered 73...
October 15, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people after locating 60 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Darr. At approximately 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a Ford Fusion fail to signal a turn after it exited I-80 at mile marker 231. During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the presence of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 60 pounds of marijuana contained in bags in the trunk of the vehicle. The...
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October 15, 2020
(Grand Island, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have apprehended a 17-year-old following a pursuit in Hamilton County early Thursday. At approximately 12:10 a.m. Thursday, a trooper clocked an eastbound Hyundai Genesis traveling at 111 miles per hour on Interstate 80 near Grand Island at mile marker 319. The trooper attempted a traffic stop and the Hyundai came to a stop on the shoulder. The Hyundai then moved forward and stopped multiple times before accelerating and fleeing the traffic stop...
October 15, 2020
(Omaha, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Thursday, October 15, in Sarpy County. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 29 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 15 vehicles or trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations. Troopers discovered...
October 8, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and the U.S. Marshals Service Metro Fugitive Task Force have arrested the suspect involved in an incident in Eagle earlier this week. This morning, investigators located Richard Carr, 65, at his residence in Eagle. The residence had been the scene of a law enforcement operation Monday night. That evening, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that Carr had made threats with a gun against a family member. The caller...
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October 1, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol and the Lincoln Police Department, working on the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force, have arrested a Lincoln man following the discovery of several controlled substances and a firearm during an encounter in north Lincoln. At approximately 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, investigators observed a Toyota Avalon fail to signal a turn near 31st and Cornhusker Highway in Lincoln. The driver then stopped in a parking lot and exited the vehicle. As...
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October 1, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people following a pursuit and search in York and Seward Counties Wednesday night. At approximately 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed an eastbound Kia SUV following another vehicle too closely and performed a traffic stop near York at mile marker 353 on Interstate 80. During the traffic stop, the driver provided identification that was determined to be fake, but the trooper was able to positively identify the driver by use of a mobile...
Rail Safety Week
September 21, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol is proud to be joining forces with first responder agencies in the U.S. and Canada for “Operation Clear Track” — the single largest rail-safety initiative in North America. Coordinated by Amtrak , Operation Lifesaver Inc. and Operation Lifesaver Canada , Operation Clear Track aims to reduce the number of railway crossing and trespassing incidents in the U.S. and Canada — incidents which seriously injure or kill more than 2,100 people each year. The event is held during...
NSP Drugs, Gun Seizure
September 18, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the CODE Task Force, have arrested a North Platte man on multiple charges following the execution of search warrants on Thursday. Thursday morning, investigators with the CODE (Cooperative Operation for Drug Enforcement) Task Force served a search warrant at a business at 1909 East 4th Street in North Platte. During the search, investigators located more than 500 Alprazolam pills, commonly known as Xanax. The owner of the business...
Patrol Unit Damaged
September 16, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
A Nebraska State Trooper was injured this morning when his patrol unit was struck by another vehicle near Dorchester. This morning at approximately 6:50, a trooper was on regular patrol on Highway 15 when another vehicle, a Dodge Ram 1500, crossed the center line and struck the front, driver’s side of the trooper’s Ford F-250 patrol unit. Both drivers were injured in the crash. Saline County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and called rescue units to the scene. The trooper was able to exit his...

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