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Field Services Major Bret Friesz to Retire

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Contact: Deb Collins 402-479-4985
March 2, 2016


Field Services Major Bret Friesz to Retire

(Lincoln, Neb.)- The Field Services Major of the Nebraska State Patrol, Major Bret Friesz will retire on March 31, after dedicating more than 32 years to serving and protecting the citizens of Nebraska.

Friesz, 56, graduated from the Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy in 1984. As Major in charge of the Field Services Division, he commanded sworn members of the agency’s Field Service Division compromised of Traffic, Aviation Support, Carrier, Police Service Dogs, and Special Operations (SWAT). 

During his more than 32 year career, Major Friesz served in multiple positions within the Nebraska State Patrol to include Field Services, Investigative Services, Police Service Dogs, SWAT and as an instructor at the NSP Training Academy.

“Bret personifies leadership,” said Colonel Bradley Rice, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “A valuable member of our management team, his guidance, dedication and devotion to our agency and his colleagues will be greatly missed.”

A certified national instructor for the International Associations of Chiefs of Police (IACP) “Leadership in Police Organizations” course Major Friesz is also a trained “Subject Matter Expert” and former facilitator for the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) operational model.  Major Friesz is a 2003 graduate of the Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.  And named the 2015 State Patrol Manager of the Year.

Upon his retirement from the Nebraska State Patrol, Friesz will continue teaching and mentoring leadership for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  ###

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