The Nebraska State Patrol announces the promotion of Trooper Tyler Schmidt to the position of Troop D Captain.

Schmidt will be commander for NSP operations for the 27 counties of Troop D, which is based in North Platte.

“Tyler Schmidt brings a broad leadership background in both the private and public sectors to this important position,” said Col. John Bolduc, NSP Superintendent. “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. He served the last nine with NSP. Prior to joining the NSP, 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,” said Capt. Schmidt. “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.”

Schmidt has served in the NSP 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.

Troop D serves counties in north central through southwest part of the state.