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.

We often hear organizations and media’s labeling professionals athletes as these larger than life individuals. Awards are named after them and then bestowed upon the best of the best in their areas.

But, the New York Rangers do something a little different. Each year they award the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award. Named after NYPD Detective Steven McDonald who was shot and wounded on duty in 1986. The recipient is a member of the team that goes above and beyond to better the team and sacrifices for the better of everyone.

Tragically, a year ago Detective Steven McDonald passed away leaving behind his wife and son who has followed in his footsteps becoming an NYPD Officer.

To hear players of the NY Rangers speak so highly of Detective McDonald and how important it is to receive his award truly shows the amount of character the organization has.

Thank you for honoring Detective McDonald and GO BLUE!

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We thank you for your service.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Dr Martin Luther King Jr
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“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Early this morning, a man being investigated for the murder of his girlfriend was killed in a shoot out with police in Charlotte, NC.

The suspect according to news reports drove into the police parking lot and opened fire on a group of officers wounding one of them before being killed. The officers were de-briefing on a separate incident when they were ambushed.

The wounded officer received a non life threatening wound and is being treated.

We wish the wounded officer a full recovery and pray that these attacks on law enforcement will see a severe drop in 2018.

abc11.com/charlotte-suspect-killed-officer-wounded-in-shootout-at-police-hq/2932265/
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Early this morning, a man being investigated for the murder of his girlfriend was killed in a shoot out with police in Charlotte, NC. 

The suspect according to news reports drove into the police parking lot and opened fire on a group of officers wounding one of them before being killed. The officers were de-briefing on a separate incident when they were ambushed. 

The wounded officer received a non life threatening wound and is being treated. 

We wish the wounded officer a full recovery and pray that these attacks on law enforcement will see a severe drop in 2018. 

http://abc11.com/charlotte-suspect-killed-officer-wounded-in-shootout-at-police-hq/2932265/

 

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Another monster off the streets. Hope the officer makes a full recovery.

Another POS bites the dust.

Coward

Maybe Obama will come out and say the shooter acted stupiditly.

We can only hope!!!

God Bless the Officer and his family. Condolences to the family of the obviously stupid POS that did this.

Keeping the wounded officer and his family in my prayers, along with all of our officers that are out there protecting us.

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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day:

We are proud of our Omaha Police Officers and their daily service to our community. Thank you.

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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day:

We are proud of our Omaha Police Officers and their daily service to our community. Thank you.

#NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay

 

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We thank you for your service. Just know you all are appreciated.

I cannot possibly begin to imagine what it must feel like to put on your work clothes and know that you may have to put your life on the line today. Heroes ALL.

Thank you to all the officers & their families 💙

Thank you for what you do for us!!!