LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska State Patrol’s new superintendent was chosen from a field of more than 30 candidates from around the nation.

Harbor Police Chief John Bolduc of San Diego was unveiled last week as Gov. Pete Ricketts’ choice to lead the agency. The governor’s office released the applications of the four finalists on Monday after three inquiries and an open records request from The Associated Press.

In his application letter, Bolduc pitched himself as a “cultural change agent” with management experience from several different law enforcement agencies.

The other finalists were Michael A. Kopy, a staff inspector for the New York State Police’s internal affairs bureau; Nebraska State Patrol Capt. Mike Jahnke; and Nebraska State Patrol Capt. Andrew “Buck” Duis.