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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

  • Community Awareness- Audi Auto Thefts

    2015-04-15 23:04:18

    The Auto Theft unit is currently investigating thefts of multiple Audis throughout the Omaha area.  It is believed that thieves are bre ...

  • Omaha Police Department Salute to Safety Expo

    2015-04-13 13:30:18

    Please join the Omaha Police Department for its 19th annual "Salute To Safety Expo" at the Westroads Mall, 10000 California St., on Saturday ...

  • The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett shows support for p ...

    2015-04-06 19:08:06

    Warren Buffett has joined the movement to bring back public support for law enforcement! Warren recently had his picture taken by a member o ...

  • Are you ready to Answer the Call?

    2015-03-31 23:28:10

    Click here to watch the video The Omaha Police Department is scheduled to begin accepting applications in the Fall of 2015. Stay tuned to t ...

  • #supportblue Campaign

    2015-03-31 20:12:35

    The First Responders Foundation has launched a new campaign designed to encourage community support for police officers. The Support Blue ca ...

  • Safety Awareness Fitness and Education Event

    2015-03-24 14:02:17

    The Southeast Precinct is excited to celebrate its 13th Annual SAFE (Safety Awareness Fitness and Education) event, and we invite you to hel ...

  • BPOA Easter Egg Hunt

    2015-03-15 17:21:35

    The Black Police Officers Association and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated are hosting the 3rd Annual BPOA and Kappa Alpha Psi Easter ...

  • OPD announces the retirement of two of their Explosive ...

    2015-02-12 16:24:47

    Ffred and Rogue are two of the dogs who are employed by the Omaha Police Department to work at Eppley Airfield in the detection of explosive ...

  • Anti-Bullying Message

    2015-01-31 18:56:56

        Teach your kids that bullying is wrong. Teach your kids that bullying hurts. Teach your kids that bullying destroy ...

  • Citizens Education Training Program

    2015-01-28 17:46:01

    The Southeast Precinct and the Northwest Precinct will be holding classes during March and April. There is no charge for the classes but you ...

  • Pop With A Cop NW/NE Precinct

    2015-01-27 15:44:29

    In order to give citizens who work mornings a chance to interact with officers, The Omaha Police Department is expanding on the Coffee with ...

  • 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 ...