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(Neb)-Ricketts Breaks Tradition, Names Non-Cop To Head Crime Commission

By: John Axtell Posted at: 02/07/2019 03:55 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Governor Pete Ricketts has named a new executive director of the Nebraska Crime Commission, but in a major change from tradition the new director has no law enforcement experience.
     Don Arp Jr had been a communications specialist, contract analyst, and business anthropologist before Ricketts brought him in to state government to lead "operational excellence initiatives" early in his administration.

     The 39-year old Arp succeeds Darrell Fisher, who was named director 5 years ago after 28 years with the Nebraska State Patrol. Fisher had followed Michael Behm, who had also spent 28 years with the State Patrol.

      Ricketts says Arp has already done "outstanding work" in helping the Crime Commission as an inter-agency consultant to improve its operations and will help take the agency to "the next level."

.     Arp says he looks forward to moving ahead with the governor's mission of delivering more-customer focused state government.


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