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Community Resource Center

The Community Resource Center (CRC) opened in October of 1995, and is one section of the Omaha Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit. It is currently run by Lt. Vivian Buckley. She can be reached at (402) 444-6144. This Unit also consists of:

Nuisance Task Force
Business Watch
School Resource Officers
Closed Property

The purpose of the CRC is to serve as a liaison between the Omaha Police Department and Neighborhood Watch Groups, Neighborhood Associations, other community groups and individuals within the community who want or need help with crime prevention and problem-solving.

The CRC also helps neighborhoods develop and promote a better, safer quality of life by utilizing a variety of crime prevention resources and programs. The CRC staff is comprised of five civilian police department employees including four Crime Prevention Specialists and a Crime Prevention Coordinator.

The CRC is headquartered with OPD's Crime Prevention Unit at 10245 Wiesman.

You can reach our Secretary Monday through Friday, 6:30AM to 1:00PM, at (402) 444-5772, or leave a message and your call will be returned.

The lobby area of the Wiesman building is open Monday through Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM, except holidays. You can pick-up brochures and crime prevention information at this location. The four CRC satellite offices are at the Precinct Buildings to provide assistance to neighborhoods and individuals within the Precincts.

Southwest Precinct, 135th and Q Street. The Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS) is Vanessa Urbach and she can be reached at (402) 444-7928.

Northwest Precinct, 10245 Wiseman, is in the same building as the Crime Prevention Unit. Lauren Genier is the CPS and she can be reached at (402) 444-6224.

Northeast Precinct, 30th & Taylor Streets. (402) 444-3367.

Southeast Precinct, 25th & Vinton Streets. Serves both the English and Spanish-speaking communities. The CPS is Ofelia Robles and she can be reached at (402) 444-7743.

The work hours of the CPSs vary, so call ahead for an appointment.

The CRC resources include a large library of printed material on crime prevention and safety issues, a Speaker's Bureau and a semi-monthly newsletter. The CRC staff can help to solve most neighborhood issues that do not require an officer.

The CRC staff can:

Schedule meetings to meet with you and your neighbors to work on problems that you may be experiencing. The staff is trained in problem-solving.

Help you in documenting suspected illegal drug and gang activity in your neighborhood.

Help you start a Neighborhood Watch Group.

Connect you with the Neighborhood Association in your area.

Provide you with phone numbers and information on various code enforcement issues, such as abandoned cars, weeds, litter, etc.

Provide speakers from our Speakers' Bureau for your organization, or club.

The CRC staff assists the Precinct Captains in coordinating the Precinct Advisory Councils (PACs) in all four police precincts. These councils serve as vehicles for community members to work on various problems with city government.

The CRC staff also works in partnership with a variety of agencies to improve the living conditions in our neighborhoods.

Accomplishments and Events

A "Recognition/Awards Banquet," held in March each year to recognize outstanding volunteers in the Omaha Coalition of Citizen Patrols and Captains of Neighborhood Watch Groups

"Salute to Safety Expo," held yearly at the end of April or first of May; is a total public safety event with police and fire department displays from the Omaha area.

"National Night Out," the first Tuesday in August each year; a time for Neighborhood Watch Groups to celebrate on their blocks.

"Recognition of the Crime Prevention People of the Year," held the end of October.

News and Information

  • 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run - May 23rd

    2019-04-18 15:05:37

    Join us for the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). The Law Enforcement Torch Run is changing the future for people with intellectua ...

  • Guns & Hoses Boxing Event April 26th

    2019-04-05 20:15:10

    It's red vs. blue, police vs. fire: who will take home the gold? Guns & Hoses is Omaha's most exciting sporting event where local police ...

  • Pop with a Cop April 30th

    2019-04-05 20:02:41

    Did you miss our last Pop with a Cop event? You're in luck! Our Southeast Precinct will be partnering with Jimmy John's, 2911 South 13t ...

  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27th

    2019-03-31 17:03:11

    Help us eliminate the dangerous use of prescription drugs, prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. National Prescription Drug Take-Back ...

  • Northwest Citizen's Academy

    2019-03-21 14:36:40

    Do you ever wonder what it takes to serve our community? We have the answers! Join us for a behind the scenes look into the Omaha Police De ...

  • Officer Involved Shooting near 30th and Laurel

    2018-09-12 20:32:13

    On September 11, 2018 an Omaha Police Officer was shot during a traffic stop near 30th and Laurel. A link to the press release about the inc ...

  • National Night Out

    2018-05-27 17:53:24

    National Night Out is Tuesday, August 7th.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community ...

  • Copper Theft Prevention

    2017-05-23 16:20:59

    The Omaha Police Department wants to remind the public and business owners of the steps they can take to prevent copper theft.    ...

  • Omaha Police Department Crime Clearance Rates 2007-2016

    2017-03-22 16:19:53

    The Omaha Police Department continues to be ahead of the national average for clearance rates. Clearance rates in Omaha continue to rise due ...

  • Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 Benefit Show

    2016-10-31 16:46:18

    The Omaha Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 is currently selling tickets for their annual show. The Iguanas will be performing Sunday, Apri ...

  • New Southwest Police Precinct

    2016-10-20 16:26:38

    The Omaha Police Department hosted a ribbon cutting and open house at it's new Southwest Precinct Assembly on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Th ...

  • Funds Raised by First Responders Foundation for Omaha P ...

    2016-10-04 12:48:11

    The First Responders exists to recognize and support Omaha's first responders. Since their beginning they have done many events and fundrais ...

  • Omaha Police Earns 6th Accreditation Award

    2016-08-04 15:20:28

    The Omaha Police Department (OPD) earned its - sixth accreditation award from the Commission on Accredita ...

  • Official Omaha Police Department Statement Regarding Tr ...

    2016-07-08 19:49:01

    Like most Americans, we watched events unfold tragically in Dallas last night. Our hearts are heavy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the f ...

  • New Plans For Outdoor Range

    2016-02-02 15:37:04

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  • Thank you from Kerrie Orozco's family

    2015-06-12 18:12:13

    From Hector Orozco: I want to take this opportunity to express my thanks to everyone for all of their support during this very difficult ti ...

  • Update: Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

    2015-05-20 21:09:08

    Information about the Fatal shooting of an Omaha Police Officer is at the following link. Press Release for Officer Killed in the Line ...

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    2015-04-06 19:08:06

    Warren Buffett has joined the movement to bring back public support for law enforcement! Warren recently had his picture taken by a member o ...

  • #supportblue Campaign

    2015-03-31 20:12:35

    The First Responders Foundation has launched a new campaign designed to encourage community support for police officers. The Support Blue ca ...

  • Anti-Bullying Message

    2015-01-31 18:56:56

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    2014-07-10 09:17:44

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