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OPD Budget Facts


The Omaha Police Department spends nearly 40% (37.9) of the City of Omaha’s General Fund budget. We spend 5.3% on parks, 5.1% on Public Works, 3.3% on Libraries, 0.3% on Human Rights and Relations. (1)

Excluding the Omaha Fire Department, all other parts of our city’s budget combined still do not equal the budget of the Omaha Police Department. $158,027,506 is dedicated to all other services (excluding OFD); $159,056,130 to the police department. (1)

48% (Nearly 80 million dollars) of the OPD budget is dedicated to Uniform Patrol. (2)

The City of Omaha currently faces an $80 million budget shortfall due to COVID-19 response. The Mayor’s suggested plan for handling this budget shortfall can be found below. (3)

  • If we were to take that $80 million from the OPD, they would still have the most funding of all budgets within the general fund (aside from the Fire Department.)
  • Even after an 80 million dollar reallocation, OPD would still have nearly 4x the budget of the third highest line item, which is Public Works.


  1. Drazdys, D., Hicks, A., Makinejad, S., Roh, S., Parker, A.,… Leimer, T. City of Omaha (2020). Annual Budget For Calendar Year 2020, pg. 38.
  2. Herink, A., Drazdys, D., Hicks, A., Makinejad, S., Brott, A., … Leimer, T. City of Omaha (2019) Annual Budget For Calendar Year 2019, pg 281.
  3. Stothert, J, City of Omaha Finance Department. COVID-19 Expenses: March 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020.

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