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Council eyeing new system to help OPD collect tips/other data

Posted at 7:07 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 20:30:58-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A proposed ordinance could make it easier for citizens to file police reports and report crime tips.

If passed, the ordinance would create the Lexis Nexis desk officer reporting system. The system is an online reporting system that would allow citizens and businesses to file reports, crime tips and other data with the Omaha Police Department.

The ordinance proposes an agreement between the city and the developer of the software for two years with an option to extend for a third year. The cost would be $67,500.

The funding would come in part from the coronavirus emergency supplemental funding program, the Omaha Police Department and other city funds.

The Omaha Police Department sent the proposal to the Omaha City Council in October, and on Tuesday it passed its second reading with no proponents or opponents speaking during the public hearing portion.

The third reading of the ordinance is scheduled for December 15.

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