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Health Insurance

The City offers a Health Care Program which consists of hospital, surgical, and major medical benefits, and is based on the maximum benefit allowance. It provides full cost of a semi-private room for up to 365 days. Pre-certification is required for all inpatient hospitalization. The current coverage includes a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network component (Employee pays 15% for family coverage).

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 at 3 hours of 1 1/2 pay during off-duty time

  • 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 at 2 1/2 times pay for holidays worked

  • Longevity pay

  • Uniform allowance

  • Funeral and Military Leave policies

  • Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Flexible Benefit Plan

  • Pension Retirement System

  • College Incentive Pay 

News and Information

  • 15th Annual Scout Day

    2018-10-25 17:59:34

    The 15th Annual Scout Day is taking place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Omaha Public Safety Training Center, 11616 Rainwood Road. The ...

  • Drug Take Back Day October 27th

    2018-10-25 17:54:30

    On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Omaha Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff, Ralston Police Departmen ...

  • Trick or Treat on the Boulevard

    2018-10-25 17:49:53

    The Northeast Precinct is hosting Trick-or-Treat on the Boulevard on Wednesday October 31st. Come meet officers on Minne Lusa Boulevard betw ...

  • OPD Meet and Treat Event

    2018-10-25 17:44:08

    The 9th annual MEET & TREAT event is Saturday, October 27th from 5-8pm at the Southeast Precinct (2475 Deer Park Blvd.) ...

  • 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

    The Omaha Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) has served as a training facility for the city, state, federal and other local agencies since ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett shows support for p ...

    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

        Teach your kids that bullying is wrong. Teach your kids that bullying hurts. Teach your kids that bullying destroy ...

  • Nebraska Family Helpline

    2014-07-10 09:17:44

    The Nebraska Family Helpline provides a single point of contact, 24/7, for families concerned about a youth experiencing mental or behavio ...