Since 1934, there has been an organization dedicated to representing the professional men and women of the Omaha Police Department who protect and serve Omaha. Over the years, although the names may have changed, the commitment to excellence in service has remained the same. Today, that organization is known as the Omaha Police Officers Association.

The Omaha POA’s goal is to professionally represent the over 900 sworn peace officers that comprise the Omaha Police Department.

In order to achieve this goal, the OPOA strives to promote a high level of commitment to public safety and professionalism within the ranks of the OPD via an emphasis on education, legal support, community outreach and trust building.

So that the citizens of Omaha may enjoy an exceptional level of police protection by attracting and retaining the best and brightest police officers, balanced with a focus on the responsible use of tax dollars, the OPOA strives to ensure that the wages of OPD officers are competitive to those being paid to officers in similar cities facing similar crime and danger. This means that the OPOA is dedicated to ensuring that OPD officers salaries do not slip below, or rise above, the average of that paid to officers in similar cities. This approach is fair to hard working officers and taxpayers alike.

Omaha faces many challenges. With big city crime and the challenges of dangerous gang activity and violence comes the need to maintain a highly professional police force. The Omaha POA is committed to partnering with our community and city leaders to make Omaha a safer place and maintain it as a great city to live, work and raise a family.

Latest News

Shots were recently fired at an Omaha Officer in the area of 46th & Nicholas St.

All officers are ok and the suspect has been taken into custody.

We are so thankful that this incident ended with no officers injured or killed and the perpetrator captured.

Check back later for more details related to the incident to be posted.
... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

View on Facebook

It was supposed to be a quiet and calm afternoon while Barbara William sat outside among neighbors enjoying the weather. That peace, would soon be torn apart by a known repeat violent gang member Michael Goynes as he shot Barbara Williams through the heart while trying to kill 2 rival gang members.

There were many witnesses present, an initially not many spoke. But Gerald, (who's names been changed for protection) found the courage to stand up and help put an end to one man's reign of violence in Omaha. Gerald along with other's testified in the case despite knowing they were setting themselves up to be targeted for intimidation and possibly violence for cooperating. But, because of their bravery Michael Goynes was convicted.

We believe we see instances of witness tampering often. Citizens often will abruptly change their statements, suddenly forget key details, or all around stop cooperating. When this type of interference happens it should be considered one of the greatest threats to our judicial system. But, your elected representatives voted otherwise. They recently voted to REDUCE the penalties for witness tampering to a 2 year MAX (1 year with automatic good time) and presumptive probation with no jail time at all.

Does that type of penalty sound fair or deter anyone, especially gang members, from interferring with cases? We believe no.

We applaud Gerald and all the others that found the courage to stand up to the senseless violence and testify for Barbara Williams and help put Michael Goynes in jail where he belongs.

More info can be found in the Omaha World-Herald article below.

http://omaha.com/news/crime/…
... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Think you have what it takes to become an Officer with the Omaha Police Department?

The time is now, submit your application!
... See MoreSee Less

Applications to join the Omaha Police Department are open now! Joining our department is choice to dedicate yourself to the well-being of our community. It’s a choice to fight and protect, and a ca...

1 week ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Thank you to all those that have served and all those that continue to serve.

Your dedication and willingness to put our country before yourselves is what helps keep our great nation alive.

Omaha Police Officers Association
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

View on Facebook