While the City of Omaha funds the Omaha Police Department, tight budgeting results in the majority of those funds being allocated to fixed personnel costs. In addition, present methods of fiscal budgeting require the department to allocate city funds one-and-a-half to two years in advance. With rapidly changing technology and unforeseen training needs, it is nearly impossible to anticipate all potential costs. Combined, these circumstances often leave very limited funding for non-personnel costs, such as new equipment acquisitions and technology upgrades.

You can play a crucial role in filling this gap by ensuring that funding is secured to meet these important needs.

Making Omaha a safer place to live and work is the guiding function of the Omaha Police Foundation- a 501 (c) 3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Funds raised by the Foundation are used to purchase equipment, provide training and offer support to a variety of Omaha Police initiatives that are not covered by the department’s budget.

If you would like to make a donation, please click on the ‘Donate’ button at the top of the page. To mail a donation, please make checks payable to the Omaha Police Foundation and mail to P.O. Box 31134, Omaha, NE 68131-0134.

Donations may be earmarked for a specific project or directed to benefit a specific unit such as Canine, Crime Lab, Crime Prevention, Emergency Response, Honor Guard, Mounted Patrol, Officer Orozco and Recruitment. Donations made directly to the Omaha Police Foundation may be tax deductible under the guidelines of the Internal Revenue Service.