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Omaha
2:30 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Omaha Mayor questions use of furlough program following weekend shooting

Jermaine Lucas was on a furlough from the Community Corrections Center of Lincoln when he was shot and killed Sunday by two Omaha Police officers. Authorities say Lucas, a known gang member, was armed.
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Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says he questions whether a furlough system to help reacclimate inmates into society should be used in some cases.

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Government
9:57 am
Fri September 7, 2012

More officers, new facilities on Omaha Police Chief's wish list

Omaha’s new Police Chief says staffing and infrastructure are the two areas he’s planning for long-term.

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Government
8:11 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Community advocates call for investigation following gang assessment report

Three community advocates are asking the Department of Justice to look in to the findings revealed in a gang assessment report.

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Government
8:09 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Police Union president, community advocate weigh in on new OPD Chief

The president of the Omaha Police Officers Association says the city made the right decision choosing an internal candidate as the new Police Chief.

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Government
5:06 am
Thu August 16, 2012

UNO Professors stand by their assessment of Omaha gangs

Dr. Pete Simi, Associate Professor and Dr. Dennis Hoffman, Professor both work in the School of Criminology at UNO. 

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Government
7:49 am
Wed August 15, 2012

New Police Chief wants to focus on community policing, modernization, long-term planning

40-year-old Todd Schmaderer will be sworn in Wednesday as Omaha's new Police Chief.

Omaha's new Police Chief will be sworn-in Wednesday evening.

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Government
3:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

New Omaha Police Chief from within the department

A 17 year veteran of the Omaha Police Department is the new Police Chief.

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General News
12:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Metro Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day Saturday

The 4th of July is over and the Omaha Police Department is offering individuals the opportunity to turn in leftover fireworks this weekend.

The Metro Area Fireworks and Gun Amnesty day will take place this Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00 at two locations: Ambassador Worship Center, 103rd and Fort Streets and Seymour Smith Park, at 72nd and Harrison Streets.  OPD Sgt. Matt Manhart says guns, ammunition and fireworks will be accepted at both locations with no questions asked. 

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Omaha
8:59 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Four finalists chosen for Omaha Police Chief

The city of Omaha has announced the four finalists for Police Chief.

A nationwide search for Police Chief candidates was conducted following the retirement of Alex Hayes. Two finalists are from within the department. One is Captain Gregory Gonzalez. He’s Southwest Precinct Commander and an Acting Deputy Chief.

The other is Deputy Police Chief Todd Schmaderer, who oversees the Uniform Patrol Bureau operations and budget.

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Sarpy County
8:30 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Bellevue Police Chief resigns

Bellevue Police Chief John Stacey has resigned, effective Friday.
courtesy Bellevue Police Department

Bellevue Police Chief John Stacey has resigned, effective Friday.

Stacey’s resignation was announced in a joint statement released Wednesday afternoon with the City of Bellevue. Stacey was with the Bellevue Police Department for more than three decades, and previously served as Fire Chief. In the statement, City Administrator Dan Berlowitz said "Stacey will retire after a career of 34 years with the City of Bellevue. On behalf of the city, I wish him well."

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