The Governor's Crime Control Commission was created in 1967 by Executive Order. The name was later changed to the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice with legislation enacted in 1969 to establish the Crime Commission as an agency of state government.
The Crime Commission was established to develop comprehensive plans and coordinate activities related to the improvement of criminal justice administration among state and local agencies. Since its inception, additional statutory responsibilities have been assigned to the Crime Commission, which now serves as an umbrella agency for many criminal and juvenile justice programs. The majority of the Crime Commission's responsibilities are set forth in Nebraska Revised Statutes 81-1415 to 81-1429.02.
Darrell Fisher was appointed by Governor Heineman in January 2014. Fisher served the State of Nebraska as a State Trooper, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2008, having served 29 years. Since his retirement from the State Patrol, he has served as an instructor at the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, as adjunct faculty at the Institute of Police Technology and Management - University of North Florida, and as an Impaired Driving Assessor for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. He was also the Executive Director at the Lincoln Council on Alcoholism and Drugs, Inc. from 2009 to 2011.
Fisher was inducted into the Nebraska Law Enforcement Hall of Fame in October 2008. He is a current member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Nebraska Police Officers Association, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. He was awarded a DRE Emeritus in 2012 for outstanding contributions to the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program, a highway safety program which trains police officers to recognize drivers impaired by drugs other than alcohol.
Fisher has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He is currently working on his master's degree in Military History through the American Military University.
To reach Fisher, contact his administrative assistant at (402) 471-2195, or by e-mail.