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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. [...]

To Believe Perception or Reality?

“I look around, saw a lot of kids, a lot of young people,” said Armani, a 10-year NYPD veteran and father to a young daughter. “We both look at each other and I go, ‘We’re going to go, but I’m not going to have anyone else go with us.'” [...]

Bravery in Dallas

  Another story of bravery coming out of Dallas. [...]

We Stand With Dallas PD

Our hearts break for our brothers and sisters in Dallas. [...]

They Are Leaving Dallas

48 Officers Left Dallas in June Last month DPD saw 48 officers leave due to low pay and low moral. Dallas is a blueprint for larger metropolitan departments of what can happen when wages/benefits are so low that officers are taking jobs elsewhere to support their families. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/07/05/dallas-police-assoc-says-low-pay-morale-trigger-several-police-resignations/

Dave Walker Day in Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation naming today Omaha Police Officer Coral Walker Day in Nebraska for his actions in 2013 to end a shooting spree. He received the National Public Safety Medal of Valor for in May for the same incident.  

“Militarized ” Helmet Saves Officers Life

Yesterday, we saw unspeakable acts of horror that occurred in Orlando, FL. The terrorist, who we will not name, carried out his mission of hate against our nation. Part of the story that needs to be told is about the helmet shown here. This "militarized" piece of life saving equipment. The very equipment the President [...]