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Revolving Door Express

Yesterday, WOWT 6 News interviewed OPOA chair officer Dennis Sexton about the frustrations officers routinely face when they arrest repeat violent criminals in connection with the recent arrest of 4 suspects in a bank robbery.  [...]

Things Are Going To Get Expensive.

Mandatory footage storage requirements forces departments to end body camera use. [...]

9/11 – A Hero Remembered Is Never Forgotten

Today we mourn the memory of not only September 11, 2001 but also for the loss of Omaha Police Officer Jason "Tye" Pratt. [...]

Repeat Violent Felon

Chaz Hill sentenced to 15-20 yrs for assaulting Omaha Police Officer Arrance. [...]

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

We all have seen the pictures of politicians posing with first responders, holding signs that say #supportblue, and making statements in debates and interviews that they support law enforcement. [...]

OPD K9 Assaulted

Omaha Police Officers were tasked with taking a violent suspect into custody. Initial reports were that a male was on the interstate in the area of 42nd St armed with a broken bottle and metal pipe.  [...]

Remembering Officer Jimmy Wilson

Today we remember fallen Omaha Police Officer Jimmy Wilson. [...]

12,000 Police Departments Competing

Did you know there are over 12,000 police departments competing for experienced men and women of character who are willing to wear a uniform and serve? Competition is a good thing, unless you're one of the the cities who have willfully taken actions that cause good police officers to "exodus" your communities, in search of [...]

Shootings Spike Last Week

This post is from an OPOA member regarding the recent spike of shootings in Omaha: In the last 48 hours 10 people have been shot in neighborhoods that I grew up in as a child. In addition to the physical injuries numerous citizens were also victims of property damage. The most heart breaking story of [...]

Facts or Sensationalism?

In this age of media, it is a well known fact the large amounts of money at stake in the news industry. It seems that truth and facts are lost in this fight over sensational news stories and ratings. The results are false narratives and dangerous perceptions that directly effect law enforcement as they serve [...]

Complaint Proven False

Hats off to the St Paul Police Department for charging an individual (see photo) who filed a false complaint against officers. Franchize Baby McWright (Courtesy of Ramsey County sheriff)   We believe that every citizen has a right to file a complaint when they feel it is warranted. But, it is nice [...]

Misguided and Dangerous News Headlines

When will the media storm of misleading headlines for the purpose of gaining viewers end? [...]

78% Increase – Police Officers Shot / Killed

"The number of U.S. law enforcement officers shot dead on the job is up 78 percent this year compared with the same period last year, according to preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund." 78% 14 ambush attacks already this year. As the experts ponder and the pundits debate, we know [...]

OPOA Member Jumps from Helicopter and Apprehends Suspect

Able 1 pilot & OPOA member Officer Jason Messerschmidt apprehended a suspect on Monday earlier this week. But not the way you'd expect. [...]

Remaining Charges Dropped

All remaining charges against Baltimore officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray have now been dropped by prosecutors. [...]