Nebraska State Patrol
 
 
 
 

Administrative Services

Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Division is made up of eight components. It is the duty of the Administrative Services Captain to oversee these 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), Accounting, the issuing and inventory of equipment, uniforms, weapons, vehicles and supplies (Supply/Electronic Engineering), Project Management, Combine Law Enforcement Information Network (CLEIN) and Information Technology (IT).

Accounting

Accounting
Accounting

The focus of the Accounting Division is to be responsible for the financial operations of the Nebraska State Patrol.

These financial operations include preparing budget requests, implementing approved budgetary appropriations, operating the payroll system, maintaining leave records for employees, ensuring that all vendors receive payment for their services, maintaining records and reporting on all financial transactions within the agency.

Combined Law Enforcement Information Network (CLEIN)

Combined Law Enforcement Information Network (CLEIN)
Combined Law Enforcement Information Network (CLEIN)

The focus of CLEIN is the management and operation of the “CLEIN” network. CLEIN provides secure connectivity for 130 Nebraska law enforcement and criminal justice agencies to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, other national criminal justice related databases and law enforcement agencies nationwide.

The Nebraska State Patrol, as manager of the CLEIN system, also conducts statewide audits and certification training for the 130 user agencies and their 3600 operators.

Communications

Communications
Communications

The Nebraska State Patrol Communications Division is comprised of five Communications Centers located in Lincoln (Headquarters), Omaha, Grand Island, North Platte and Scottsbluff. Dedicated Communication Specialists, formally known as Dispatchers, staff these communications centers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In the early days of the Nebraska State Patrol, troopers received their assignments by a flag that was displayed at local service stations and restaurants along the highway. If the flag was raised, the trooper then went to a phone and called the dispatcher to receive their assignment. Occasionally, local commercial radio stations would also broadcast a message for the troopers to call dispatch to receive an assignment. Troopers were also told to call the office by telephone at scheduled times each day to receive assignments.

The Nebraska State Patrol Communications Centers have come a long way since then. The State Patrol's statewide law enforcement radio system began in 1946 when the Lincoln office was equipped with a 250-watt transmitter and a 400 foot tower. Other offices were also equipped with the transmitter and 300 foot towers. State Patrol vehicles were then outfitted with 50-watt transmitters and receivers. The addition of radios vastly improved the effectiveness of traffic safety and enforcement, as well as public protection by speeding up apprehension of criminals, and the recovery of stolen property. In the 1960's, the first law enforcement computer system, which allowed for faster exchange of criminal information, arrived and forever changed the face and duties of a law enforcement dispatcher. From the first Western Union "ticker tape" type system to the Nebraska State Patrol's current Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) which was implemented in 2007; information that in the past could have taken days to receive is now available at a Communication Specialists fingertips in mere seconds.

Each Troop Area has unique duties and traffic enforcement challenges.

The Headquarters Office- Lincoln is responsible for Headquarters Troop-Lincoln and Troop B-Norfolk. The Communication Specialists in the Headquarters Troop area man multiple specialty phone lines, including the 800 Highway Help Line for the state of Nebraska 800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone, the automated Weather and Road condition line 800-906-9069 or "511", and Statewide Crime Stoppers. The Headquarters Troop Area also handles heavier communication traffic as dispatches for two Nebraska State Patrol Troop Areas.

Troop A Communications -Omaha handles the smallest troop area in size, but is responsible for the most populated portion of the state. In the fall of 2005, Troop A Communications combined its Communications Center with the Department of Roads District Operations Center. This allows for Communication Specialists to work side by side with the Department of Roads, allowing for quicker response to accident scenes, removal of debris and stalled vehicles. During winter months it provides for immediate communication between troopers and plow operators to help keep the interstate clear of snow and stalled vehicles.

Communications Specialist from Headquarters Troop-Lincoln handle dispatching duties for Troop B. Troop B stretches from the northeast border with Iowa across nearly the entire northern section of Nebraska.

Troop C Communications-Grand Island handles extra duties with the State Law Enforcement Training Academy that is located in Grand Island. With Troop C being centrally located, it is often the meeting point for not only the State Patrol, but many other law enforcement agencies.

Troop D Communications- North Platte handles a large portion of west central Nebraska and Troop E Communications-Scottsbluff handles the entire panhandle of Nebraska. Due to the large open areas that Troops D and E handle, as well as the very large counties in their Troop Areas, State Troopers are often the only law enforcement available in several counties. The vast open areas and hilly terrain can also create their own unique challenges for staying in contact with the State Troopers working in that area.

Even though each Troop Area and Communications Center is unique and has distinctive responsibilities, the main goal and job of all NSP Communication Specialists is to provide quick, accurate, and complete information to the State Trooper, as well as the public when assistance is needed.

Headquarters Troop-Lincoln Communications
1600 Highway 2
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 471-4545

Troop A-Omaha Communications
4411 S. 108th Street
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 331-3333
Troop B-Norfolk
1401 Eisenhower Ave.
Norfolk, NE 68701
Communications call-
(402) 471-4545
Troop C- Grand Island Communications
3431 West. Old Potash Hwy.
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-6000
Troop D-North Platte Communications
300 W. South River Road
North Platte, NE 69103
(308) 535-8047
Troop E- Scottsbluff Communications
4500 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69363
(308) 632-1211

 

Grants

Grants
Grants

The Grants Division oversees the development and implementation of agency projects funded through outside sources. Annually, the Division secures approximately eight million dollars in funding and contributions for projects that support crime prevention and reduction, traffic enforcement, highway safety, and homeland security.

In addition to managing grants for the State Patrol, the Grants Division subgrants funds to other state and local governmental agencies across Nebraska for a wide variety of law enforcement efforts.

As an agency liaison, the Grants Division works closely with the Nebraska State Patrol Foundation to secure contributions from private individuals, businesses, county drug boards, and non-profit organizations. These donations further the mission of the Nebraska State Patrol where government funding cannot, providing for advanced officer equipment and training, police service dogs, and community education.

Human Resources

Human Resources
Human Resources

The Human Resources Division promotes a diverse, skilled, and productive work force while providing support to the agency under the direction of Administrative Services Major.

The focus of support is to serve as a consultant and processor, allowing the other agency divisions to perform their jobs rather than completing administrative human resource related activities.

The Division is responsible for labor relations and contract administration; policy and SOP; sworn officer promotional and selection processes; civilian recruitment and selection processes; job classifications; temporary employees and internships; and performance management. The Human Resource Division serves as a liaison with the Department of Administrative Services, State Personnel Division and Employee Relations Division.

Purchasing

Purchasing
Purchasing

The focus of the Purchasing Division is to facilitate the procurement of goods and services for the Nebraska State Patrol at pricing and quality that meets or exceeds the end user's expectations.

Creating an environment where employing the most effective and innovative methods for procuring quality goods and services is at the heart of what this division does. Responsibilities include providing employees of the Nebraska State Patrol a service that fosters an ethical, responsive, and efficient environment and recognizes the division’s obligations to suppliers and internal customers.

Research & Planning

Research & Planning
Research & Planning

The focus of the Research and Planning Division is to provide decision-making support and assistance to the Command Administration and the agency as a whole.

This division provides management information studies concerning feasibility, design, modification cost factors and recommendations regarding implementation methods for the State Patrol. Special studies are conducted; equipment is tested and evaluated; special statistical and analytical reports are provided to the Superintendent’s Office in order to increase the operational effectiveness of the Patrol.

Supply/Electronic Engineering

Supply/Electronic Engineering
Supply/Electronic Engineering

The focus of the Supply Division is to provide and direct the issuing and inventory of equipment, uniforms, weapons, vehicles and supplies for the agency.

 

The focus of the Electronic Engineering Division is to provide radio communication and the repair of electronic and radio equipment for the agency. The Electronic Engineering Division is also responsible for the installation of all safety, warning and communication equipment in agency vehicles.