Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced a committee which will help him in the search for the next Superintendent for the Nebraska State Patrol.
Ricketts fired NSP Supt. Brad Rice after receiving the preliminary results of an investigation of the patrol.
All four members of the committee have ties to law enforcement in Nebraska. They will assist with vetting candidates, according to the governor’s office.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer will chair the group.
“Thank you to Chief Schmaderer and these dedicated public safety leaders for investing their skills and insights in this search process,” Ricketts said in a written statement released by the governor’s office. “Working together, we will find the next leader for the Nebraska State Patrol who will drive continuous improvement throughout the organization and lead with the unimpeachable integrity Nebraskans expect.”
The committee members are:
Weysan Dun is a retired Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) executive with 30 years of investigative and management experience.
Deborah Gilg served as the 32nd United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska under former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Gerry Piccolo has been the Hall County Public Defender since 1990. He is a past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney Association.
Todd Schmaderer has been Omaha Police Chief since 2012.
Interested applicants or questions about the process should be directed to the Governor’s Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 402-471-2244.