The Omaha Police Honor Guard (402) 444-5627
The Honor Guard Officers appear at such functions as the officer's funerals and general civic ceremonies. They sometimes also appear at some functions that are not directly related to city or police service, depending on the purpose of the group making the request.
Requests for the Honor Guard should be sent to:
The Chief of Police
Omaha Police Department
505 South 15th
Omaha, NE 68102
For further information, contact Officer Matthew Kelly at (402) 444-5627
The OPD Honor Guard was established in 1954 as a volunteer organization devoted to representing the OPD in a positive manner through various civicfunctions. The Honor Guard currently includes 30 members who serve without regard to rank. The Honor Guard president, vice president, secretary, and sergeant of arms are elected every two years to manage the Honor Guard. Training takes place every other month and is a combined effort with other metro area honor guards. Training includes a drill ceremony, firing party detail, casket bearing, flag folding and presentation, and color guard training.
In 2011, the OPD formed a Pipe and Drums Corps to provide ceremonial services at public events such as parades, funerals, and other civic functions. The Pipe and Drums Corps falls under the Honor Guard administratively, but is organized separately and is commanded by an elected sergeant. The ultimate goal is to fully staff the Pipe and Drums Corps with five drummers and ten pipers (the Corps currently includes two drummers and three pipers).