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State Patrol Begins 66th Basic Recruit Camp

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JULY 5, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Nineteen recruits have started their journey to become Nebraska State Troopers. The recruits will train for the next six months at the NSP Training Academy to earn the title of Trooper.

“This is an important day for our agency, but it’s also a milestone day for these recruits,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “They’ve chosen a life of public service and are ready to begin training. That attitude will be a tremendous asset as our Training Academy troopers equip them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to make a difference across our state.”

The recruits come from five states, including several different communities across Nebraska.

Ethan Broker – Hayes Center                                     Johnathon Lawrence - Ord

James Coon – Bird City, KS                                      Zachary Matthews – Neola, IA

Dylan Cramer – Merna                                               Anthony McGlade – Bellevue

Ashley Elrod – Omaha                                               Kailey Ortiz – Fleming, CO

Clarissa Fitzgerald – Kearney                                    Lazaro Pena – Grand Island

Mark Fluckey – Omaha                                              Zachariah Sporer – Colorado Springs, CO

Anthony Franks – Saint Paul, MN                             Justyn Stindt – Belleville, KS

John Hogan – Bellevue                                               Tessa Stump – Funk

Steven Johnson – Waverly                                          Trysten Whitted - Gretna

Logan Krein – Des Moines, IA


Nebraska State Patrol recruits undergo 22 weeks of training, featuring a rigorous academic program and hands-on scenarios to prepare them for a career as a trooper. Once the recruits graduate as troopers, they continue with an additional 800 hours of field training, paired with veteran troopers throughout Nebraska.

NSP’s next application process begins on Thursday, July 7. Camp 67 is scheduled to begin in January 2023. Interested applicants can get details at

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