NSP Begins 59th Basic Recruit Class

GRAND ISLAND — The next class of Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) recruits has begun their journey to become Nebraska State Troopers. This is the 59th Basic Recruit Class in NSP’s history.

“We have hired folks who have gone through an extensive vetting process to make sure that they are the right men and women with the right character to serve the citizens of Nebraska,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We’re looking forward to training and preparing them to be successful as Nebraska State Troopers.”

The class is made up for 17 recruits from various regions of Nebraska and one recruit from Wyoming. The recruits of NSP Camp 59 will complete 22 weeks of training before graduating and becoming sworn troopers in October. The members of Camp 59 are:

Isaac Ascherl – Omaha
Andrew Bestenlehner – Omaha
Kaden Brandt – Cozad
Alex Coffman – Dunning
T’Ronne Estwick – Omaha
Hunter Garrison – DeWitt
Lucas Gleisberg – Douglas, WY
Tyler Mann – Ravenna
Mykel Miller – Papillion
Benjamin Nguyen – Omaha
Justin Parsons – Omaha
Justin Podany – Lincoln
Ethan Schroeder – Omaha
Jonathan Schwarz – Unadilla
Kara Simpson – Lincoln
Chase Sund – Hickman
Brandon Sutton – Benedict

“They’ve been able to live their life in a way where they’ve gained some integrity already,” said Captain Jeff Roby, Commander of the NSP Training Academy. “They have an unmatched ability to make good decisions and those good decisions will be needed as they go through their career.”

Training consists of hundreds of hours of classroom and field instruction. The NSP Training Academy is located in Grand Island at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.