Gov. names panel to find new state patrol leader

LINCOLN, Neb. – Governor Pete Ricketts has announced the appointment of a four-person committee to advise him during his search for the next superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer will lead the group.

“Thanks to Chief Schmaderer and these public safety leaders dedicated to investing their skills and knowledge in this search process,” said Governor Ricketts.

  • Weysan Dun is a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executive with 30 years of investigative and management experience.
  • Deborah Gilg served as the 32nd US Attorney for the District of Nebraska under former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. She was the first female prosecutor of the United States for the District of Nebraska.
  • Gerry Piccolo has been the Hall County Public Defender since 1990. He is a past president of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
  • Todd Schmaderer has served as Chief of Police for the Omaha Police Department since 2012.

According to the governor, the search will be comprehensive and will seek candidates from a wide variety of agencies in and outside the state.


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