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"C.O.P.S."

 

Citizens in Omaha Police Service

 

Your Ticket To Community Volunteering!

The Omaha Police Department, in partnership with our community, provides impartial, ethical, and professional law enforcement service and protection. We strive to maintain the trust and confidence or our citizens while working to improve the quality of life. Our vision is to provide the environment for the Omaha Police Department and the volunteer C.O.P.S. program that results in a reduction of crime and fear of crime, maximum efficiency, enhanced customer service, improved public confidence, and personal and professional growth.

The Omaha Police Department is looking for self-motivated individuals who are interested in criminal justice, sociology, business, computer science, geography, journalism or aviation and who wish to develop their skills within a volunteer program with flexible hours. The volunteer can expect from the Omaha Police Department:

  • Consideration
  • Patience
  • Appreciation & acknowledgment
  • Clear instructions
  • Cooperative attitude
  • Feedback on progress
  • Treated as professional assistants
  • Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • Enthusiasm for creative ideas and suggestions
  • An expanded knowledge of law enforcement procedures and policies

 DUTIES OF VOLUNTEERS MAY INCLUDE:  

  • Clerical
  • Data Entry
  • Answer Telephones
  • Assist Investigators
  • Assist with Special Projects
  • Process Courtesy Tickets
  • Assist Victims in Justice System
  • Process and/or Assess Needs of Victims
  • Complete Crime Reports by Telephone
  • Review Police Reports
  • Enforce Handicap Parking/Write Citations to Violators
  • Explain/Assist with Compensation Forms
  • Provide Spiritual Support to Citizens and Police Officers

UNITS VOLUNTEERS MAY BE ASSIGNED:

 

  • Chaplain Corps
  • Front Desk
  • Crime Lab
  • Domestic Violence Squad
  • North Investigations 
  • Handicap Parking Enforcement Patrol
  • Telephone Report Squad
  • South Investigations
  • Victim Assistance
  • Crime Analysis
  • Data Review & Records
  • Evidence & Property
  • Public Information Office
  • Training Academy
  • Traffic Unit Prosecutor Calling Program 

  

HOW TO APPLY

Call (402) 444-3598, email opdvolunteercoordinator@cityofomaha.org, or write Shelly Forgarty, Coordinator of Volunteers, at the Omaha Police Department, 10245 Wiesman Drive, Omaha NE 68134 to request an information packet that will include a Volunteer Application Form, Volunteer Agreement Form, Volunteer Statement of Confidentiality and Waiver Form, Emergency Data Sheet, and Identification Badge Request. To become a volunteer an individual must be at least 19 years of age.

Upon return of the completed application, reference checks, a criminal history background check, and a personal interview are conducted for all volunteer applicants. Volunteer assignments are based on skills, talents, and interests. 

Prospective Volunteer Letter

Volunteer and Intern Handbook

Handicap Parking Enforcement Handicap Parking Enforcement

Internships

Chaplains Corps

Volunteer Application Packet

 

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