LINCOLN – Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will be working overtime for the holidays. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort will run from now until the New Year. This mission is designed to keep roads safe and prevent impaired driving. Hundreds of other law enforcement agencies have collaborated on this effort.
The holidays are about making memories, but no one wants the memory of losing a loved one in a traffic accident.
NSP strongly urges people to use methods that prevent impaired driving. Some organizations offer free rides over the holidays. Also, utilizing taxi-services, ride sharing, and designating a driver are all ways to stop impaired driving.
This overtime effort was made possible by a $23,000 grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation and Highway Safety Office.
NSP used to have people working in multiple offices in the Lincoln area. Now, a new state headquarters is being built that will allow Lincoln-based troopers and civilian staff to work under one roof.
There are currently six buildings that NSP works from. NSP’s Headquarters Troop Area, Troop H Investigative Services, Carrier Enforcement, Criminal Identification Division, Communications Division, Nebraska Information Analysis Center, and State Headquarters can all function in one location.
The new building will be at 4600 Innovation Drive. NSP entered a 20-year lease and plans to move in around March 2021.
The new headquarters will host a brand-new dispatch center. This will consolidate dispatch operations for Omaha and Lincoln. Numerous NSP locations will be vacated. The NSP’s Crime Lab and Supply Building will stay in Air Park.
For more information, visit statepatrol.nebraska.gov.