On Tuesday, October 15th at 6 p.m., Chief Schmaderer, together with Mayor Jean Stothert, Sheriff Tim Dunning, and members of the Omaha Police Department will be celebrating the 18th annual Omaha Coalition of Citizen Patrols Recognition banquet.
Chief Schmaderer will be recognizing members of the Omaha Coalition of Citizen Patrols, who together, volunteer thousands of hours each year working with the Omaha Police Department to help keep our communities and neighborhoods safe.
Omaha Coalition of Citizen Patrols is comprised of trained volunteers who make their neighborhoods and community safer by conducting regular patrols in their neighborhoods, giving police an “extra eyes and ears.”
The patrollers not only patrol their own neighborhoods, but they willingly volunteer to assist police with other key events in the community.
For the past several years the volunteers have partnered with the Omaha Police by patrolling the area around our baseball stadium during the College World Series, assisting out of town visitors and deterring criminal activity.
The patrollers also assist Omaha Police and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office with special event patrols, such as the first and last day of school, as well as Halloween evening.
In 2012, 501 patrollers from 39 different patrols patrolled a total of 19, 966 hours to help keep our community safer.
The banquet will be held on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013, at Westside Community Conference Center, 3534 S. 108th Street.
Dinner begins at 6:00 PM, followed by an awards ceremony which generally begins at 6:30 PM.