The Nebraska State Patrol’s Troop D in North Platte has a new leader.
Trooper Tyler Schmidt has been promoted to captain, the patrol announced Wednesday. Schmidt will be commander for NSP operations for the 27 counties of Troop D.
“Tyler Schmidt brings a broad leadership background in both the private and public sectors to this important position,” Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, said in a press release. “His systems thinking and people-centered approach will be invaluable to the men and women of Troop D.”
Schmidt, 43, is in his 21st year of law enforcement service, the last nine of which have been with the State Patrol. Before joining the patrol, Schmidt served in the Nebraska Air National Guard 155th Security Police Squadron, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. He has also worked as the quality director for Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.
“The men and women of Troop D are phenomenal public servants,” Schmidt said. “I’m proud to have spent my entire NSP career in Troop D and look forward to continuing to serve in this new role alongside our dedicated troopers and civilians.”
In his career with the patrol, Schmidt has served in the Patrol Division, Carrier Enforcement and Investigative Services. He has served as a drug recognition expert and instructor for defensive tactics and firearms. Schmidt holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bellevue and is a graduate of the 220th Session of the FBI National Academy.