As Omaha Mayor, Jean Stothert Has Made Public Safety Her Top Priority
- Strengthening Law Enforcement
- Reducing Response Times
- Fighting Gangs and Violent Crime
- Keeping Neighborhoods Safe
Strengthening Law Enforcement
Added 56 new police officers to the force and this year there will be 860 Omaha police officers — a record high for the city. As a result, homicides in Omaha have dropped to a thirteen-year low.
“Mayor Jean Stothert and Police Chief Todd Schmaderer held a press conference to lay out plans for a western precinct… They also described a staffing plan that would bring the city to 900 officers, or roughly two for every 1,000 residents, by 2019.”
~ Omaha World-Herald, March 7, 2017
Reducing Response Times
Worked with Chief Schmaderer on developing a specific plan for a fifth police precinct, which will help lower response times.
Fighting Gangs and Violent Crime
Enhanced the OPD’s Gang Unit — providing more resources to address violent crime and prevent gang activity.
Keeping Neighborhoods Safe
Created grants for Omaha neighborhood associations to invest in public safety equipment and improvements — helping empower local residents with crime prevention tools.
Improving Fire Protection
24 new firefighter graduated from OFD training academy and Mayor Stothert has plans to build two new fire stations to help reduce response times.
“Jean Stothert is a strong leader who has always made it clear that the safety of Omaha families is priority number one.”
~ Chris LeGrow,
First Responders for Stothert Coalition