The Administration and Operations Division, under the supervision of Steve Rowoldt, Deputy Administrator, is responsible for maintenance and enforcement of the Policies and Procedures, Information Technology and its use to improve communication, programs, and procedures throughout the state, Personnel, and the development and implementation of the Nebraska Probation Applications Community Safety (NPACS) case management system. In addition, Administration and Operations Division is responsible for procurement and maintenance of all state-owned equipment used by Probation Administration staff.
Other responsibilities of the Administration and Operations Division:
- Information Technology. Probation Information Technology supports the vision and mission of the Nebraska Probation System through innovative technology solutions. The Nebraska Probation Application for Community Safety (NPACS) is a solution that provides online case management for the fourteen Probation Districts throughout the state. Other solutions that support the effective and efficient operation of the Probation system include applications to manage vouchers, register service providers and deliver online training. Travel time and expense is reduced by using video conferencing, and communication is enhanced by sharing information via an intranet. Probation Information Technology seeks to continually improve its processes and services to enable the Probation system to serve the public and ultimately, to fulfill Probation’s vision for excellence in justice and community safety.
- Personnel. Personnel oversees human resource functions, advises employees and management on personnel policies and procedures, oversees the disciplinary process and employee relations issues, monitors staffing and employment actions, coordinates employee benefits, and processes payroll.
- Policies and Procedures. Uniform policies and procedures expressing system philosophies, goals, and operational procedures are developed, maintained, and approved by the Supreme Court. Policies and procedures are made accessible to all employees. Policies and procedures are monitored regularly and revised as necessary to ensure compliance with System program goals.
- State-Owned Inventory. Administration and Operations is in charge of handling state-wide inventory, which includes communication and officer safety devices, video-conferencing equipment, as well as training equipment. It is essential to make the most of our resources, while maintaining cost effectiveness.By monitoring and having the right equipment available for the right purpose at the right time, state-wide inventory meets the needs of the probation staff while insuring that the equipment meets the needs of the officers as well as community safety.
Steve Rowoldt was appointed Deputy Probation Administrator in September, 2009. Mr. Rowoldt received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska - Omaha and received a certification in Management from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He began his probation career as a probation officer in Falls City, Nebraska and continued as a probation officer in Beatrice, and Lincoln, Nebraska. He served as Chief Probation Officer in Lincoln from 1989 to 2009.
Steve has served on numerous community boards and committees including Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Lincoln Council on Alcoholism and Drugs, Family Violence Council and most recently the Justice Behavioral Health Committee where he served as co-chair since 2006.
Office of Probation Administration
1445 K Street, State Capitol Room #1209
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-4190