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.

Call To Action! We need your help before NOON TODAY!

Tragedy struck yet again this weekend in Omaha.

Yet another horrifying example, as we’ve seen both locally and nationally, of juvenile offenders committing unspeakable violence.

A chance at rehabilitation is essential but rehabilitation must be carefully balanced with the safety of the innocent public.

LB 990 is a bill in the Nebraska Unicameral that will prohibit juvenile offenders who commit such serious crimes and are adjudicated in juvenile court from the possession of firearms until age 25, until they join the military, or become truly rehabilitated.

LB 990 is currently stuck in the Judiciary Committee and is at the risk of failing there.

We need the help of every common sense citizen who reads this post.

As soon as you read this post we need you to call, contact, or e-mail the members of the Judiciary Committee; in particular Chairperson Laura Ebke, who supports this legislation. Members the Judiciary Committee are listed here, news.legislature.ne.gov/jud/

Respectfully ask Chairperson Ebke and the other members of the committee to allow LB 990 to come out of committee so that your Senator can vote on it.

[email protected]

@SenLauraEbke (Twitter)

www.facebook.com/SenatorLauraEbke/ (Facebook)
(402) 471-2711
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Call To Action! We need your help before NOON TODAY!

Tragedy struck yet again this weekend in Omaha.

Yet another horrifying example, as we’ve seen both locally and nationally, of juvenile offenders committing unspeakable violence.

A chance at rehabilitation is essential but rehabilitation must be carefully balanced with the safety of the innocent public.

LB 990 is a bill in the Nebraska Unicameral that will prohibit juvenile offenders who commit such serious crimes and are adjudicated in juvenile court from the possession of firearms until age 25, until they join the military, or become truly rehabilitated. 

LB 990 is currently stuck in the Judiciary Committee and is at the risk of failing there.

We need the help of every common sense citizen who reads this post.

As soon as you read this post we need you to call, contact, or e-mail the members of the Judiciary Committee; in particular Chairperson Laura Ebke, who supports this legislation. Members the Judiciary Committee are listed here, http://news.legislature.ne.gov/jud/ 

Respectfully ask Chairperson Ebke and the other members of the committee to allow LB 990 to come out of committee so that your Senator can vote on it.

lebke@leg.ne.gov

@SenLauraEbke (Twitter)

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorLauraEbke/ (Facebook)
(402) 471-2711

 

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I'm wondering about the wording of this: "or become truly rehabilitated". How would this be decided? Who would make this type of decision? When one reaches the age of 25 are they able to purchase a firearm again, or does this mean they must also prove true rehabilitation?

Sensational photo in poor taste

Disregard the above message regarding noon.

LB 990 is a bill in the Nebraska Unicameral that will prohibit juvenile offenders who commit such serious crimes and are adjudicated in juvenile court from the possession of firearms until age 25, until they join the military, or become truly rehabilitated. Are you sure that's such a good idea?

Judges are bought and purchased. I would never want them to have that control

One cannot rehabilitate someone that was not habilitated in the first place!

My concern is if a juvenile is committing such violent crimes rehabilitated or not, why should they ever earn the opportunity to own a gun? The right should be revoked no matter their age or whether a judge may perceive they are rehabilitated.

Thank you Omaha Police! I will make my support known to the legislature!

I don't think it goes far enough. These people should never be allowed to own guns again.

You cannot go into the military with a criminal background

Better Back Ground Checks, No permits for anyone who has ever been prescribed ADD, Opioids , Depression drugs, No permit for anyone who has been convicted of any misdemeanor ( including traffic tickets ) or a felony. No permit for anyone who illegally use drugs including POT

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It’s hard to believe four years has gone by since the passing of Officer Gregg Hamill. Officer Hamill died due to complications from the H1N1 flu virus he contracted while working on a narcotic operation.

Officer Hamill is remembered by those who knew him best as one of the exemplary officers who all strived to be like. His devotion to family and friends was unmatched. Those who were fortunate enough to have known Officer Hamill are better today because of him.

Rest In Peace sir, we have the watch from here.
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It’s hard to believe four years has gone by since the passing of Officer Gregg Hamill. Officer Hamill died due to complications from the H1N1 flu virus he contracted while working on a narcotic operation. 

Officer Hamill is remembered by those who knew him best as one of the exemplary officers who all strived to be like. His devotion to family and friends was unmatched. Those who were fortunate enough to have known Officer Hamill are better today because of him. 

Rest In Peace sir, we have the watch from here.

 

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How does one know he contracted it during working hours? RIP

Rest In Peace and thanks for your service Amen

Much love to ALL his family!

Good guy. Great guy to have around when the sh&t hits the fan. Rip

Great guy and funny as HELL

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Help us welcome Omaha’s newest batch of Officers, Lateral Recruit Class L1-17!

This group of laterals will help bring experience to our streets and a much appreciated boost to patrol staffing levels.
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Help us welcome Omaha’s newest batch of Officers, Lateral Recruit Class L1-17! 

This group of laterals will help bring experience to our streets and a much appreciated boost to patrol staffing levels.

 

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thank goodness....be safe folks

Thank you all for serving, and congratulations on graduating.

Congrats and be safe out there.

Congratulations

Congrats 💙

Go get em LPD studs!

Congrats Jennie Sharon so proud of you!! 💙💙💙

So are we no longer seeking diversity

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Yesterday, Sgt Barry of the NYPD was acquitted on ALL charges related to an officer involved shooting where a mentally ill individual had been wielding a baseball bat.

Sgt Barry was left to defend his life after already convincing the involved party to drop a pair of scissors before they then retrieved the baseball bat.

The incident was and still is heartbreaking for all involved. But, we believe that the right decision was made allowing Sgt Barry to be able defend his life.

See the below message from the Sergeants Benevolent Association for further details.

www.facebook.com/sbanypd/posts/1614227211998818:0
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Yesterday, Sgt Barry of the NYPD was acquitted on ALL charges related to an officer involved shooting where a mentally ill individual had been wielding a baseball bat. 

Sgt Barry was left to defend his life after already convincing the involved party to drop a pair of scissors before they then retrieved the baseball bat. 

The incident was and still is heartbreaking for all involved. But, we believe that the right decision was made allowing Sgt Barry to be able defend his life. 

See the below message from the Sergeants Benevolent Association for further details. 

https://www.facebook.com/sbanypd/posts/1614227211998818:0