Governor’s office releases Nebraska State Patrol reform update

LINCOLN–Friday, the Governor’s Office released an update on a report issued in August which had examined the totality of the Nebraska State Patrol organizational climate and made recommendations for continuous improvement. At that time, the Governor’s Office promised an end-of-the-year progress update on reform efforts.

“Under Col. Bolduc’s leadership, the State Patrol has already taken significant steps to improve their operations and workforce climate,” said Governor Ricketts. “The State Patrol is Nebraska’s premiere law enforcement agency. The men and women who serve in the agency are helping protect our families and communities across the state every day.”

The update, provided in a memo penned by the Governor’s Chief Human Resources Officer, highlights progress the agency has made in three key areas:

Investigations into Officer Misconduct—The review identified potential misconduct on the part of six NSP officers. The investigative findings were turned over to the FBI for an independent criminal investigation, and the HR office directed NSP Internal Affairs to conduct a complete internal investigation.

 

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