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Attack On Wages

Just across the river Iowa's first responders, correctional officers, teachers, and public sector unions are under attack by sweeping legislation. [...]

LB 30 = a Bad Bill.

  Yesterday OPOA President Sgt John Wells was in Lincoln with numerous supporters to stand against LB30 which would end a Cities right to maintain a pension for employees. [...]

San Jose PD may finally be on the right track

San Jose PD may finally be on the right track to hire and retain officers. After 7 years of declining sworn officers San Jose is considering a 20% raise for officers and even adding a $5,000 retention bonus. The key factor to focus on is the 20% raise which would essentially bring them to a [...]

911 Audio From Officer Involved

Ever first notice an officer in a room or business because of the unique sound of the officers portable radio talking and beeping? Listen to the 911 audio from the recent officer involved shooting at Turner Park. From the calm "hitting on call" to the sound of another officer alerting others just seconds later. When [...]

Officer Involved Shooting

We are relieved to inform you that Omaha Police Officer Jill Schillerberg will be ok and only suffered a minor wound during the officer involved shooting today in the midtown area. [...]

Remembering Salvatore Fidone

We are saddened to hear about the tragic loss of City of Omaha employee Salvatore Fidone who died after being struck by a vehicle while on duty repairing Omahas roads.  We extend our condolences to the family, friends, and co workers of Salvatore Fidone.  If you wish to donate to help support his family information [...]

Remembering Kobus

One year ago today we were stunned by the tragic loss of K9 Kobus who selflessly gave his life in the line of duty. [...]


No matter what side of the fence you stand on regarding today's inauguration of President Trump there are several things that apparently need to be made clear. [...]

National Thank A Police Officer Day

January 9th is National Thank A Police Officer day. Today we'd like to thank all the families, brothers & sisters in blue, and friends of the 140 officers that died in the line of duty in 2016. We'd like to thank all the officers currently on duty today and the coming days who will be [...]

No Hesitation Shielding Them From Death

  The men and women that responded to the Ft Lauderdale shooting never stopped to ask what people's religious beliefs were, what their sexual orientation was, and did not care what race the people were.  [...]

Dallas PD 450 Short

  City manager for Dallas says it will be extremely difficult if not impossible to hire over 450 needed Officers.   [...]

Straw Purchase = Meaningless Probation

Straw purchaser of firearm receives ONLY probation & no jail time thanks to LB605.  Brian Littlejohn recently plead guilty and was convicted in Sarpy county of making statements to deceive a licensee. Boiled down, he lied while purchasing a firearm so he could give it to a dangerous criminal who could not legally own or [...]

Naughty List OPOA Penalty Box

  The OPOA is proud to partner with the Grover Ice Rink. Grover Ice is a strong supporter of First Responders and we are proud to announce that from now on anyone that gets penalized will have to spend some time in the OPOA "naughty box".