LINCOLN, Nebraska – According to a notice sent by the office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts on Thursday, Scott Frakes, the director of the Nebraska Department of Corrections, has indicated his intention to leave.
Frakes has been in this position since 2015, and the 7th of October will mark the day when his resignation is accepted officially.
In recent years, Frakes has been an outspoken advocate for the construction of a new jail in the state of Nebraska, which is a proposal that is currently being considered by the Nebraska Legislature.
Director Frakes stated that it had been an honor to be a part of Governor Ricketts’ cabinet and to serve the citizens of Nebraska during their time in office. [Citation needed] [Citation needed] “After working in prisons for the past four decades, I can honestly say that the highlight of my career has been the opportunity to lead and collaborate with the 2,200 members of the NDCS team. I have a lot of pride for all of the accomplishments that have been done by the agency throughout my time here. “It has been incredibly exciting to watch those things come to fruition, as it will assist both our employees and our inmate population,” said Frakes.
Ricketts continued by saying, “Scott has been an extremely effective leader of our State Department of Corrections,” and he was quoted as saying this by the governor. “He has moved large capital construction projects forward, significantly grown our correctional workforce, and directed the department through the hurdles posed by the coronavirus outbreak.” One of the numerous data-driven enhancements he has made to the department is the automation of the process of calculating sentences, which he did himself. I am thankful for Scott’s commitment to ensuring the safety of Nebraskans, and I wish him the best of luck in all of his future pursuits.
In addition to this, it was reported that Chirs Cantrell, the State Fire Marshal of Nebraska, will be stepping down on October 14 of this year. Since 2018, he has been serving in this capacity.
Cantrell stated that during the past four years, the State Fire Marshal Agency has made significant progress toward adopting technology in order to improve the manner in which we conduct business as well as the manner in which people connect with us. “We have become a stronger partner with the communities and companies of Nebraska in all aspects of public safety and fire prevention as a result of adopting Governor Ricketts’ dedication to public safety, efficiency, and effectiveness as well as his vision to Grow Nebraska,” I am confident that our State Fire Marshal Agency is the greatest in the nation, and I will regret being a part of such an incredible team when I leave. I would want to express my gratitude to Governor Ricketts for the opportunity he has provided me with to serve the state of Nebraska as Fire Marshal during the past four years, as well as for the confidence and support he has shown me during this time. It’s been an incredible adventure all the way through.”