Nebraska State Patrol targets women for recruitment

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska State Patrol will be hosting a video conference for women interested in joining the law enforcement agency on June 24. 

Last week Nebraska State Patrol graduated 8 new members to their agency, but are already looking for new recruits. Specifically, NSP is looking for women to join their department. Stacie Lundgren an Investigations Sergeant with the NSP says the recruitment effort towards women is an effort to better reflect the wider Nebraska Community.

"WELL, WOMEN ARE PART OF OUR SOCIETY AND WE NEED THEM IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, JUST LIKE WE NEED THEM EVERYWHERE ELSE," Lundgren said. "WE CAN ONLY BE A GOOD LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IF WE REPRESENT THE CITIZENS AND THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE."

Lundgren says that the reflection of the State Patrol doesn't end at women, but other members of the Nebraska community as well.

"I think it's important for people to know that Nebraska state patrol is actively looking not just looking for women, but for people like I said, that reflect the citizens of the state of Nebraska."

Women interested in a career with law enforcement can join a virtual session on Thursday, June 24, at 5:30 p.m. through Zoom. Nebraska state patrol started to hold virtual meetings like this upcoming session during the Covid-19 outbreak. Due to the success of these video meetings, they plan to use them in the future to recruit more troopers to the State Patrol, but will also continue to do in-person job fairs and meetings. 

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