Sgt. Ryan Phinney
Nebraska State Patrol
Sgt. Ryan Phinney graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2003 with a degree in History. In January of 2004 Phinney was sworn with the Nebraska State Patrol’s 49th recruit class and assigned to Traffic Services in Hartington NE. In 2007 he transferred to Investigative Services in Kearney NE where he worked a diverse caseload from thefts to homicides. In February of 2015, he promoted to Investigative Services Sergeant in Grand Island NE. Currently he supervises four criminal investigators and a liquor investigator. During his time in Investigative services Sgt. Phinney has been a Troop Area representative for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Instructed DV/SA, crimes against persons, and interview and interrogation at the Training Academy, become a certified crime scene investigator through the International Association of Identification, and is currently the statewide coordinator for the Nebraska State Patrol’s Polygraph Examiners.