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Citizens in Omaha Police Service (C.O.P.S.)

Mission / Vision Statements


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

  • reduction of crime
  • reduction in¬†fear of crime
  • maximum efficiency
  • enhanced customer service
  • improved public confidence
  • 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

Volunteers May Be Assigned:


Air Support

 Handicap Parking Patrol

Auto Theft



 Public Information Office

Chaplin Corps


Crime Lab

 Telephone Report Squad

Data Review and Records

 Training Academy

Domestic Violence Squad

 Victim Assistance

Evidence and Property



What You Will Be Doing:


Work will vary depending upon the unit the volunteer is assigned. It generally includes a variety of interesting tasks. Volunteers may request the opportunity to transfer to a variety of units over a period of time to broaden their volunteer experience and knowledge.


How to Apply:


Request an information packet by calling (402) 444-3598 or write the Coordinator of Volunteers at the Omaha Police Department


The packet will include a(n):

  • Volunteer Application Form
  • Volunteer Agreement Form
  • Volunteer Statement of Confidentiality and Waiver Form
  • Emergency Data Sheet
  • Identification Badge Request

To become a volunteer, an individual must be at least 19 years of age.


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




Coordinator of Volunteers & Student Interns

Omaha Police Department

505 S 15 St

Omaha, NE 68102-2769

Phone: 402-444-3598