Skip Navigation
City of Omaha - Nebraska

Omaha Police DepartmentOmaha, Nebraska

Text Size   - | +

Reporting Graffiti - Call the Mayor's Hotline at (402) 444-5555 when your property has been the target of graffiti vandals.

To combat the graffiti problem in Omaha, a Graffiti Task Force was created, in the spring of 1999, by representatives from law enforcement, the Mayor's office, Public Works, the City Prosecutor's office, the Fire Department and the Community Resource Center.

The strategy adopted by the Graffiti Task Force consists of enforcement and education.

Enforcement
Education

Graffiti Hurts Everyone and Can Destroy a Neighborhood

The community has a responsibility to maintain their neighborhoods, and keep them graffiti-free.

The "Broken Window" theory, developed by George Kelling and James Q. Wilson, tells how "disorderly behavior, unregulated and unchecked, signals to citizens that the area is unsafe." Vandalism is disorderly behavior. Graffiti is vandalism. When an area is hit again, and again, by graffiti blight, citizens feel the area is not safe and it serves as a welcome mat to more serious crime.

In order to defeat the vandals, and keep our neighborhoods safe, we all have to continually be on top of the problem!

Gang Prevention
What can you Do ?

This information was produced by the Omaha Police Department's Community Resource Center (402) 444-5772.

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 ...