GRAND ISLAND – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol are staying busying providing safety and recruiting messages during this year’s State Fair.
According to a release from NSP, the Nebraska State Fair continues through Labor Day on Monday, September 5.
Officials state the State Fair is an exciting time for troopers to connect with families from across Nebraska. This year’s fair is setting up to be another amazing experience and troopers will be working hard throughout the fair to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time.
Fair visitors can stop by the NSP booth inside the Pinnacle Bank Expo Building to see the classic 1993 Ford Mustang NSP patrol vehicle and learn more about the agency. This year’s NSP booth will again feature the opportunity for kids to receive their own plastic trooper hat, while supplies last. An addition to the booth this year is the NSP “Bank on Your Future” basketball hoop, where visitors can take a shot while wearing goggles to simulate alcohol impairment.
In addition to the NSP booth, troopers and investigators will also patrol the fairgrounds to keep patrons safe. Troopers work in a variety of ways throughout the fair, using bicycles and all-terrain vehicles. Any fair goer in need of law enforcement assistance can contact any of the troopers patrolling throughout the fair, visit the NSP booth in the Expo Building or go directly to the NSP Security Office located at the Fonner Park Racing Office.