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Motorcycle pursuit
July 9, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Washington man following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Thursday evening. At approximately 8:15 p.m., a trooper observed an eastbound motorcycle traveling in excess of 110 miles per hour near Goehner, at mile marker 372. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the motorcycle refused to stop. The trooper initiated a pursuit. After a few minutes, the motorcycle encountered heavier traffic due to a construction zone. The rider then pulled over...
NSP Cruiser
July 8, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has launched a new incentive program, designed to increase the number of bilingual troopers and investigators serving Nebraska. The program provides a 2.5% salary increase to troopers who speak another language. The program applies both to current troopers and new hires. “We are proud to have a number of bilingual troopers already working across Nebraska and we’d love to increase that number,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol...
262 pounds of marijuana
July 8, 2021
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating more than 260 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Dawson County. At approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper performed a traffic stop on an eastbound Ford Transit Van for driving on the shoulder of I-80 near Lexington at mile marker 238. During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle. Troopers searched the vehicle and...
Scottsbluff
July 8, 2021
Scottsbluff, NEB.
As thousands gather for the 100th annual Oregon Trail Days, troopers will be working hard to keep the roads of Scotts Bluff County safe throughout the event. Scotts Bluff County is a priority county for the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office. “Oregon Trail Days is a great event for our community and this milestone year makes it even more special,” said Captain Kurt Von Minden, Commander of NSP Troop E. “Our troopers will be on patrol to make sure residents and...
Linda Dillard
July 7, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is seeking any information regarding the disappearance of a Jefferson County woman. Linda Dillard, 55, has been missing since the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 16, when she was last seen in the rural Table Rock area. Dillard is believed to be missing under suspicious circumstances. She is described as a white female, 5’0”, 130 lbs., with blue eyes and brown hair (possibly dyed blonde or wearing a wig). She was last seen wearing a white tank top, jean shorts, a...
Camp 65 Day 1
July 6, 2021
Grand Island, NEB.
Seventeen recruits have started their training to become Nebraska State Troopers. The 65th Basic Recruit Camp of the Nebraska State Patrol began this morning at the NSP Training Academy in Grand Island. “This is a milestone day in the lives of these 17 recruits,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Their integrity and commitment to service has brought them to this important day, as they begin training to become a state trooper.” The recruits of Camp 65 are:...
July 2, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
Nebraska State Troopers will be on patrol across the state this weekend, working to keep Nebraskans and visitors safe during the Independence Day Weekend. “This weekend is setting up to be filled with great food, friends, and fireworks,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “As we gather to celebrate our nation’s independence, we ask that you do so safely, including on your travels to and from gatherings.” Troopers will be monitoring for impaired driving on...
Captain Denton
July 1, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is pleased to announce that Captain Martin Denton has been named Commander of the NSP Carrier Enforcement Division. Captain Denton succeeds Captain Dan Doggett, who retired on June 30, after a 34-year career with NSP. “Captain Denton has a strong track record as a leader in many areas of our agency,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “His many years in leadership positions, wealth of knowledge as an instructor of several...
Captain Doggett Retirement
June 30, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Commander of the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division, Captain Dan Doggett, will retire on Wednesday, June 30. Captain Doggett has served the people of Nebraska for more than 34 years. “Captain Doggett has left a tremendous impact on the Nebraska State Patrol, through his years of leadership, instruction, and service,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Our agency, especially the troopers and civilians of the Carrier Enforcement Division,...
June 30, 2021
Scottsbluff, NEB.
The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional information regarding an officer-involved shooting that involved the Morrill County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred late Tuesday morning in Bayard, in Morrill County. At approximately 11:30 a.m. MT, officers with the WING (Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group) Task Force were attempting to serve a search warrant at a residence at 123 2nd Avenue in Bayard. Morrill County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisting the WING Task...
Weigh Station Computers
June 25, 2021
Lincoln, NEB
The Nebraska State Patrol is using new technology to detect safety issues in commercial vehicles traveling on Interstate 80. The new system also helps keep safe commercial vehicles moving, improving efficiency for trucking companies. “Really the goal of the new technology is two-fold,” said Lt. Mike Maytum, of the NSP Carrier Enforcement Division. “First, we want to identify vehicles that are unsafe, stop them, and make sure that before they leave, it’s safe to do so. The second piece of that...
June 24, 2021
Ogallala, NEB>
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Thursday, June 24, in Ogallala. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 12 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 6 vehicles or trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations. Troopers discovered 26...
MAPS Inspection
June 23, 2021
North Platte, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Wednesday, June 23, in North Platte. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 18 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 9 vehicles or trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations. Troopers discovered 32...
June 22, 2021
Kearney, NEB.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Illinois man following multiple incidents in central Nebraska Monday evening into Tuesday. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday, a trooper performed a traffic stop on a Jeep Patriot for speeding on Interstate 80 near Kearney. Shortly after the traffic stop, NSP received a report of an SUV traveling above 100 miles per hour and passing vehicles on the shoulder. The trooper was able to locate the reported vehicle, which was the same vehicle...
Captain Jeff Wilcynski
August 12, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Wilcynski to Captain of the NSP Professional Standards Division. Wilcynski has most recently served as a lieutenant in the NSP Investigative Services Division, stationed in Lincoln. “Captain Wilcynski has led a distinguished career in multiple areas of State Patrol operations,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “He has been a valuable leader for our agency for years and is well...
Trooper performs inspection
July 28, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections Tuesday, July 28, in York and the surrounding area. During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 65 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 34 vehicles or trailers throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations. Troopers...
NSP Logo
May 11, 2020
(North Platte, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a South Dakota man on several charges following a pursuit in western Nebraska. At approximately 2:15 p.m. MDT Sunday, a trooper observed a BMW speeding near mile marker 132 on Interstate 80. The trooper performed a traffic stop, but during the process of the traffic stop the driver provided a fake name. As the trooper was attempting to verify the driver’s identity, the driver accelerated and fled the traffic stop at a high rate of speed. The...
NSP Logo
April 28, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division and Patrol Division will distribute 100,000 surgical masks to truck drivers over the next two days at several locations. The masks were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NSP is working with the Nebraska Trucking Association, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and...
Respirator
April 15, 2020
(Lincoln, NEB.)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has partnered with two Lincoln businesses to develop a product that could save thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment. The product will allow NSP troopers and investigators to use gas masks with reusable filters rather than N95 masks at crime scenes. Every NSP trooper and investigator has a gas mask, but filters for the current gas masks are in short supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. In searching for a solution, NSP personnel located several...
February 14, 2020
(Lincoln, NE)
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Technical Crimes Division have arrested three people for possession of child pornography or possession of methamphetamine in separate investigations this week. On Wednesday, investigators executed a search warrant at a residence at 13850 Kenilworth in Waverly after receiving a cyber-tip through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The search revealed more than 100 images of child pornography in a cloud-based storage...

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