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Formed in 1857, the Omaha Police Department proudly serves the community of Omaha, NE.  Located on the eastern border of Nebraska along the Missouri River. Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska, with an estimated 2013 population of over 434,000 and encompassing 130 square miles.  We are a progressive police department made up of a diverse group of a thousand men and women, sworn and non-sworn, who strive to keep Omaha a safe, family-friendly city.


The Omaha Police Department has adopted the following Mission Statement that shall guide all employees:

"The Omaha Police Department, in partnership with our community, provides impartial, ethical, and professional law enforcement service and protection. We strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens while working to improve the quality of life." 



The Omaha Police Department has adopted the following vision for the 21st Century:

To provide the environment for the Omaha Police Department that results in:

  •  Reduction of crime and fear of crime
  •  Maximum efficiency
  •  Enhanced customer service
  •  Improved public confidence
  •  Personal and professional growth for employees



The Omaha Police Department has adopted the following statements of its values:

  •  Maintain service as our primary goal, while vigorously pursuing those who commit crimes.
  •            Ensure that community responsiveness and the prevention of crime shall always be the hallmark of this organization.
  •            Strive to maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism in all our members and activities.
  •  Provide courteous police service with respect for the rights and dignity of all the people we serve.
  •  Involve the community in all policing activities that directly affect the quality of community life.
  •  Structure police service in a manner as to reinforce the strengths of the city's neighborhoods.
  •            Encourage public input regarding the development of policies that directly affect the quality of   neighborhood life.
  •  Manage our resources carefully and effectively.
  •  Seek the input of employees into matters that affect job satisfaction and effectiveness.
  •            Remain committed to a shared and open relationship of involvement with all segments of our community.   


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News and Information

  • Officer Ken Fox Wins Award

    2015-01-20 04:28:30

    Officer Ken Fox has been honored for living Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream through his actions, words and values.  City and coun ...

  • Pop with a Cop

    2015-01-11 13:21:42

    Coffee with a Cop is a simple concept; Police and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, ...

  • Dr. Kevin Gilmartin

    2014-12-27 18:25:12

    The First Responders Foundation, the Omaha Police Department and other generous sponsors are proud to present Dr. Kevin Gilmartin, Author of ...

  • Text to 9-1-1

    2014-12-22 21:30:02

    On Jan. 5, 2015 The 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center in Douglas County will begin accepting text messages. Here are some guidelines for texti ...

  • Coffee with a Cop

    2014-11-17 15:18:04

    The Omaha Police Department is hosting another national Community Outreach summit.  This summit brings together officers from 50 states ...

  • Cops and Bobbers

    2014-10-20 09:16:00

    The annual Cops and Bobbers event was held Oct. 19th, 2014.   See this great article in the Omaha World Herald, Cops and Bobbers Even ...

  • Nebraska Family Helpline

    2014-07-10 09:17:44

    The Nebraska Family Helpline provides a single point of contact, 24/7, for families concerned about a youth experiencing mental or behavio ...