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Dear Prospective Intern:

Thank you for your interest in the Omaha Police Department’s internship program. Enclosed are an informational brochure, handout, and application packet. The brochure and handout briefly describe Omaha Police Department’s intern program. If you are still interested in participating in the internship program after reviewing the enclosed materials, complete the application packet that includes:

  1. Intern Application – provides background information on the applicant. Requires signature of the applicant and Faculty Advisor.
  2. Volunteer/Intern Agreement – lists specific rules and regulations governing an intern of the Omaha Police Department. Requires the signature of the applicant.
  3. Volunteer/Intern Statement of Confidentiality and Waiver Form – addresses specific topics an intern agrees to uphold. Requires the signature of the applicant.
  4. Emergency Data Sheet – contains contact information necessary in the event of an emergency.
  5. Ride-along Agreement, Indemnity Agreement and Covenant Not to Sue – addresses specific topics an intern agrees to uphold as a passenger in an Omaha Police Division vehicle. Requires signature of the applicant and witness.
  6. Application for OPD Security Pass – requires information to request a security pass and building access chip (complete highlighted portions).
  7. Two release forms – authorizes the Omaha Police Department to conduct a criminal background check and to contact your employers. Please complete the highlighted portions in front of a notary public that will witness your signature. You may contact me if you would like to use a notary from the Omaha Police Department. Unless these forms are signed and notarized, your application cannot be processed.


Please note that internships with the Omaha Police Department are unpaid internships with personal and criminal history checks and a personal interview required for all applicants. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (402)444-3598 or email opdvolunteercoordinator@cityofomaha.org should you have any questions regarding our intern program. Otherwise, please return your completed application materials with the following items:

  • Cover letter

  • Professional Resume

  • Copy of official transcripts sent by the college of all college work

  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or a professor

All application materials should be received by my office at least one month prior to the date you wish to begin your internship. Your internship application will be processed when all materials have been received. Although intern placement is non-competitive, the number of applicants accepted each term is limited.

Again, thank you for your interest in our internship program. I look forward to discussing with you how performing an internship with the Omaha Police Department may make a positive contribution towards your academic curriculum.

Sincerely,

Shelly Fogarty 
Coordinator of Volunteers & Interns

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