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Slashing Police Budgets
According to the Pew Research Center, most Americans do not want to see police defunded or police budgets decreased. Many do want more accountability, transparency, and better training. Quality recruiting, applicant screening, and training cost money. So if the public is serious about improving police departments, this will require more financial investment, not less. Many are also calling for police officers to be personally, financially responsible for lawsuits. Colorad...

President Anthony Conner address Back The Blue 7/11/2020

Violent Crime Increase in NYC
New York City is seeing a violent crime surge similar to Chicago. Commissioner Shea credits inmate release due to COVID-19 and bail reform for the increase in violence. Combine that with budget cuts and pulling specialized police units off the street and public safety is plummeting. We are fortunate in Omaha. We have a strong community relationships and government leaders who put a priority on public safety. But that could change. If you believe public safety should remain a priority,...

Police Budget Cuts Lead to Increased Violent Crime
We have said it before, police budget cuts hurt innocent victims the most. ‬‪ This story references research that indicates that when the legitimacy of law enforcement drops in public opinion, violent crime goes up. ‬We are working with the community having hard conversations, willing to listen, and learn. We want positive relationships with our community. We need the community to support and work with us as well. We have to work together to keep violent crime in check. Defunding/disba...

Encouragement from the Community
Sometimes it can be discouraging when loud voices are putting down law enforcement. It is nice to be encouraged by those in the community thankful for our service and protection. Here are a few cards and letter that have come in the last few weeks expressing thankfulness and encouragement to Omaha Police Officers. We are so grateful for our wonderful community and their support!

The ones who suffer most when police budgets are cut are the victims.
The ones who suffer most when police budgets are cut are the victims. Many governments were already looking for ways to reduce costs due to lost revenue from COVID-19. Now, some politicians are caving to mob demands to defund the police.With more criminals on the street and fewer police and detectives working to protect citizens, violent crime will continue to rise unchecked. For those communities defunding or actually disbanding police departments, be careful what you wish for. If you are ...

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