The Nebraska State Patrol has its first female Troop Area Commander.
Lt. Brenda Konfrst has been promoted to Captain in Command of Troop A in Omaha.
Konfrst is a 24-year veteran of NSP. She is 46 and has served in both the Field Services and Investigative Services Divisions. Konfrst began her career as a trooper in Troop A. She has also served as a member of the SWAT team at Troop A and is a certified Drug Recognition Expert.
“With this promotion, Captain Konfrst becomes the first female Troop Area Commander in the agency’s history,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, said in a written statement released by the Patrol. “We are very proud of Brenda. She has come up through the ranks and is an excellent choice to take over the reins as Troop A Commander.”
Konfrst received the 2009 Nebraska State Patrol Manager of the Year award. She is a graduate of Creighton University (1990), the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (2008) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) “Leadership in Police Organizations” course (2010).
Konfrst succeeds Major Brett Fiesz, who has been promoted to Investigative Services Major at State Headquarters in Lincoln.