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Solow promoted to colonel to lead Nevada Highway Patrol

November 13, 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is getting a new commander.

State Department of Public Safety Director George Togliatti on Wednesday announced the promotion of Lt. Col. Daniel Solow to colonel, the top-ranking position in the Highway Patrol, effective next Monday.

The previous colonel, John O’Rourke, retired in August.

The Highway Patrol is a division of the Department of Public Safety.

Solow has risen in the ranks since joining the department in 1995, beginning his career as a trooper in the district covering Laughlin and Searchlight.