Police Motor Units
The History of Motorcycle Law Enforcement

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Nebraska State Patrol

The Patch History

Our shoulder patch features a stylized representation of the distinctive Nebraska state capitol building at its center.  This shoulder patch is worn by the uniformed members of the Nebraska State Patrol and has remained basically the same in designed since 1937.

PIO Patch Information

The Birth

 On November 22, 1937, the Nebraska “Safety Patrol” began operating as Nebraska’s State law enforcement agency.  Since that time, the State Patrol has been an integral part of Nebraska’s law enforcement network.  Started primarily for motor vehicle law enforcement, today’s Nebraska State Patrol has duties and responsibilities of a modern police agency.  Since the beginning, our motto has been “pro bono publico” – for the good of the public.  We’re proud, and we feel we’ve earned the right to be proud.

 A State-Wide Agency for Nebraska

 The Nebraska State Patrol maintains its state headquarters in the capital city of Lincoln.  Troop area headquarters are located in Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk, Grand Island, North Platte, and Scottsbluff.  These troop headquarters, augmented by many other troop stations throughout the state, provide personnel to give the citizens of Nebraska appropriate service in:

Traffic Enforcement

Criminal Investigation

Criminal Identification

Training Academy

Equipment and Supply

Fuel Fraud

Executive Protection

Research and Planning

Police Service Dogs

Crime Laboratory

Air Wing Enforcement

Auto Fraud

Internal Affairs

Drug Investigations


Carrier Enforcement

Liquor Law Enforcement

The History of the Nebraska State Patrol Motorcycle Unit

1940's Trooper on an Indian Motorcycle

Information and Photo provided by Nebraska State Patrol