The Nebraska State Patrol this week is hosting the 2022 Uniformed Safety Education Officers Workshop in Omaha.
The Workshop brings together state troopers from around the United States to share traffic and public safety ideas that will make all states safer.
It began in 1968 as a partnership of the Nebraska and Iowa State Patrols and the Kansas Highway Patrol, but now draws officers from across the country.
Troopers share the traffic and public safety presentations they give in their local communities and are encouraged to adapt presentations from other states for use in their own.
Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Colonel John Bolduc says his agency is “tremendously honored” to serve as host of the workshop because the presentations are the types of things that break down barriers.
Colonel Bolduc says “Having a trooper in uniform, talking to the public, humanizing the badge, and presenting safety education to their communities builds trust.”
Bolduc spoke at Monday’s opening ceremonies along with Governor Pete Ricketts, Kansas Highway Patrol Col Herman Jones, and Iowa State Patrol Major Mark Stine. The Workshop ends Thursday.