Mass Exodus

The mass exodus of officers stepping down and leaving departments across the country still continues. Veteran officers when asked why are routinely giving the same [...]

A Dangerous Narrative

A Chicago Police Officer is hospitalized after attempting to place a man on PCP under arrest. Two other officers were also injured during the same [...]

How Many Times Can You Get Caught With an Illegal Firearm?

We are beginning to wonder, how many times can you get caught with an illegal firearm before the courts consider you a serious and threat [...]

Good & “Bad” at the Same Time

Have you ever stopped to think about police and the service they provide on a daily basis? Maybe what comes to mind are the flashy [...]

Ferguson Effect – More than a Myth

It appears that the "Ferguson effect" is more than a myth now, especially for Ferguson. [...]

Assault An Officer and Get Nothing….

Woman who attacks Albuquerque officer leaving him with 4 staples in his head released without consequence or mental health care by judge. The [...]

Who We Are

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.