The Nebraska State Patrol announced Tuesday that Lt. Brenda Konfrst is the new Captain in Command of Troop A-Omaha.
A nearly 24-year veteran of the agency, Konfrst, 46, has served in both the field services and investigative services divisions, NSP spokeswoman Deb Collins said.
Knofrst started her career as a traffic trooper in Omaha. She has served on Troop A's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. She is a certified drug recognition expert (DRE).
“With this promotion, Capt. Konfrst becomes the first female Troop Area Commander in the agency’s history,” said Col. David Sankey, the superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “We are very proud of Brenda. She has come up through the ranks and is an excellent choice to take over the reins as Troop A Commander.”
Konfrst received the 2009 Nebraska State Patrol manager of the year award. She is a 1990 graduate of Creighton University, a 2008 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and in 2010, she graduated from the International Association of Chiefs of Police “Leadership in Police Organizations” course, Collins said.
Konfrst takes over for Maj. Brett Friesz, who was promoted to Investigative Services Major at the state headquarters in Lincoln.