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Health Insurance

The City offers a Health Savings Account Insurance Program.  For more information regarding this plan, go to the following link: Omaha Police Insurance

Dental Insurance

Two programs are offered and are optional. Dental insurance is effective the 1st of the month after employment if selected.

Life Insurance

The City offers a $40,000 Group Term Life Insurance Policy for each member of the collective bargaining group. In addition, there is a $40,000 accidental death and dismemberment provision. Optional coverage on yourself and/or dependents is available.

Injured On Duty (Temporary Disability)

The City will pay full salary up to 365 calendar days for those injured on duty and considered temporarily disabled. The City will also pay all reasonable medical, surgical and hospital expenses.

Probationary Period

The initial probationary period shall consist of one year of actual employment. Any interruption of employment during the probationary period shall not be counted as part of the period. Recruits can be terminated at any time for failure to meet the required standards. Probationary police officers may not engage in any type of off-duty employment until four months after completion of the Field Training and Evaluation Program with the Omaha Police Department.

College Incentive Program

  • Associates Degree $608 per year

  • Bachelor's Degree $1410 per year

  • Master's/Doctorate $1725 per year

Additional Benefits 

  • Premium pay for officers who are assigned specialty positions of 1.5% and 3%, respectively

  • Bilingual pay for those officers who qualify

  • Card pay for officers who are assigned Uniform Patrol and shift differential pay ($1 per hour)

  • Court appearance pay

  • Overtime will be compensated at the rate of time and one-half pay or option to accrue compensatory leave time at a rate of one and one-half times the actual hours worked

  • Police Officers are not required to reside within the City limits of Omaha

  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual

  • 11 paid holidays 

  • Longevity pay

  • Uniform allowance

  • Funeral and Military Leave policies

  • Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Flexible Benefit Plan

  • Pension Retirement System

  • College Incentive Pay 

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