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Kansas Highway Patrol Releases 2009 Annual Report

Colonel Terry Maple, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, released the agency’s 2009 Annual Report today. The report includes statistical information, department descriptions, and highlights the agency’s activities during 2009.

The Annual Report features the Patrol’s service to others including citizens in the state, travelers on the roads, and other organizations, both in the public and private sectors. Thank you notes received by the agency are also featured in the report. Filling in the holes left by so many agencies’ budget deficits is emphasized throughout the report.

“In 2009 the Patrol worked together with numerous state and local agencies to make sure law enforcement services didn’t falter anywhere in the state because of budgetary reasons. Last year we applied for, and received, grants to help with projects and programs, and with those we were able to create a Domestic Highway Enforcement Team, which has helped remove criminals utilizing Kansas roads for criminal activities,” Maple said. “Even with less funding we were able to continue to provide the quality service and protection that Kansans have come to expect.”

The annual report is available online at: http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/press/brochures/ar09.html

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.