JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - There is a new superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).
Col. Eric Olson was confirmed by the Missouri Senate on March 14 and was sworn in to office at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 15.
Missouri Supreme Court Justice Patricia Breckenridge, administered the oath.
“I am honored and humbled to become the 24th superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol,” said Colonel Eric T. Olson.
Olsen has served as the commander of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, General Headquarters, Jefferson City.
Colonel Olson grew up in Chillicothe, Mo.