NSP, NDOT IT Partnership Receives National Recognition

NSP, NDOT IT Partnership Receives National Recognition

November 4, 2022
Lincoln, NEB
NASCIO Award Ceremony

A collaboration between the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Department of Transportation, Nebraska Crime Commission, and Office of the Chief Information Officer has been awarded a national honor to their effort to streamline crash reporting and data collection for law enforcement agencies across the state.

The team was honored with the Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships Award at last month’s National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The Nebraska entry was selected as the winner from among ten programs from states across the country.

The effort focused on the development of a new statewide crash database. The partnership utilized the existing foundation of NSP’s Traffic and Crime Software system (TraCS) to create the new crash reporting system. NSP’s TraCS team onboarded 60 new law enforcement partners to the TraCS system in a four-month period, bringing the total number of partners on the TraCS platform to over 130 agencies across Nebraska.

“I’m incredibly proud of the outstanding work that our TraCS team has accomplished over the last few years,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “From our troopers, deputies, and officers on the front lines, all the way to our data analysts at NDOT, this tool has been invaluable and has been the ultimate collaboration.”

Data collected through the TraCS crash reporting system is delivered to NDOT for research into Nebraska’s roadways and how drivers are operating on roadways to evaluate improved safety features. Additionally, data collected provides information on future planning for transportation across the State. 

 “The safety of the citizens of Nebraska is paramount to multiple agencies and partners,” said John Selmer, NDOT Director. “NDOT is proud to help advance TraCS with additional partners in the State and modernize both the collection of data, and how it is used.”