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Christmas In The Village!

Over this past weekend Omaha Police Officers Association members participated in the community event at North Omaha's Christmas in the village. We love receiving pictures showing our members engaged in the community.  

Eight Years Gone By – But Not Forgotten.

8 years has gone by since the unthinkable occurred in Omaha. While it is said that time can heal all wounds... Some wounds cut so deep that they will never be fully healed. May we never forget those that lost their lives at Von Maur on this tragic day. Beverly Flynn Janet Jorgensen Gary Joy [...]

First responders and “military equipment”

Yet again, San Bernadino shows a perfect example of why law enforcement should have armored vehicles in their fleets.     The instances in which these vehicles are being utilized to save not only civilians lives but also officers keep stacking up.    When officers are faced with mobile active gunmen and possible IED devises [...]

2X Convicted Nebraska Murderer caught with gun!

REPEAT CONVICTED MURDERER CAUGHT WITH FIREARM Terry Barfield, a man that told Omaha community leaders that he is a "changed man". A man that claimed he can help the youth get away from the gang life. A man that promised he was a reformed criminal - is back in jail the same year he was [...]

Duty, Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice.

Police Officer Garrett Swasey, 44 years old, killed while responding to a horrific scene in Colorado Springs yesterday. 5 police officers and 4 civilians hospitalized when a gunman opened fire.Why would human beings, run towards a deadly situation and take such risk?  Is it because one human life is worth more than others?Is it because [...]

Tips from a Thief

Remember these tips when beginning your holiday shopping.     Omaha Police Officers Association

Inmates walk early in Nebraska


Why do police need “military equipment”?

"MILITARY EQUIPMENT" SAVES OFFICERS LIVES If it wasn't for this modern day equipment, the lives lost in Paris would have been higher. Officers having access to modern day equipment for a terrorist or active shooter event is not only a realistic expectation but a great safety concern to communities that are deprived or barred from [...]

Ambushed. Killed.

Last night around 11pm: 29yr old Officer Ricardo Galvez was sitting in his car next to the Downey Police Department when two suspects ran up to his vehicle and shot him dead.    TARGETED. A public servant who was described by Downey Police Chief Carl Charles as a “tremendous young man who loved serving the [...]

Student Threatens Teacher

Chicago is a town known for many reasons. Unfortunately, one of the reasons is the shinning example of this students behaviors and lack of respect. What's even more disturbing, is the trend in this video and many others of the numerous people filming while encouraging these behaviors. Where did some of this younger [...]

Heroic Deed Rewarded

HEROIC DEED GETS REWARDED The night Officer Tom Arrance was assaulted and left unconscious, nursing student Tiffany Joseph assisted and cared for Officer Arrance until help could arrive on scene. The OPOA along with the Black Police Officers Association of Omaha and Omaha Police Welfare and Benefits organization donated money to reward Joseph. The OPOA [...]


   Two days ago, we were devastated by the news that Judge Eleanor L. Ross and Assistant Attorney General Mary Webb felt that probation was serving justice to Jalita Johnson who supplied the firearm that was used to murder Officer Kerrie Orozco. Many have asked "how can I voice my concern and how can I [...]

Probation = Unjustice

FEDERAL COURT GIVES WOMAN WHO SUPPLIED GUN THAT KILLED KERRIE OROZCO PROBATION. MAY 20th, 2015A day the Officers of the Omaha Police Department lost our beloved sister, Kerrie Orozco. A day her family lost their mother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, and best friend. NOVEMBER 2, 2015  A DAY THE FEDERAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILED.  Jalita Johnson, [...]


The Omaha Police Department has announced the arrest of PERKINS, Langston who was booked into Douglas County Corrections this afternoon for the devastating fatal hit & run accident that occurred last night at 24th & Leavenworth. Witnesses stated that prior to fleeing the scene PERKINS verbally threatened the witnesses who were attempting to stop him [...]

Student Assaults Police Officer

The notion that a high school student whether they are male or female cannot cause physical damage or pose a threat is dangerously naive. As this video illustrates, this crowd of high school students from the city of brotherly love had no intention of respecting authority or following lawful orders. You can clearly [...]