Letter from the Chief
Welcome to the new website for the Papillion Police Department! It is an honor to represent the men and women of the Papillion Police Department. This is an exceptional police department due to its greatest resource that is our staff, who reflects the values of this great community.
The police department maintains the highest ethical standards and professionalism. We are dedicated to our mission to foster a safe community by responding to crime, addressing community concerns related to safety, and maintaining an effective presence throughout Papillion. We accomplish this mission by concentrating on the reduction of crime and fear of crime by educating the public on crime prevention, tailoring our enforcement efforts and displacing the impact of crime.
I became the Chief of Police for the City of Papillion, Nebraska on March 2, 2015. The City of Papillion is located just South of the Omaha Metropolitan area with about 20,000 citizens within the city limits and impacted by a another 25,000+/- in surrounding ETJ/SIDs. Currently, the Papillion Police Department consists of 43 officers and 5 civilian employees. The City of Papillion has received national recognition as one of the best places to live for over a decade. The city is experiencing tremendous development and growth. Our citizens engage regularly with their local government and demand high quality municipal services and amenities. All of these factors create a unique challenge for policing.
Our staff is ready to meet these challenges. They are committed to reducing crime, improving traffic safety and enhance quality of life issues. Our brand of Community Oriented Policing consists of direct citizen and community engagement through a wide variety of means, such as citizen contacts, calls for service, citizen surveys, hotline requests, traffic complaints and social media. It is through this engagement our officers identify the true issues and problems affecting the community. We often collaborate with other city departments, schools, community organizations, business associations and neighborhood groups, in order to maintain and improve our community.
I hope you take the opportunity to meet our officers and staff. You will find they are eager to listen to your concerns and issues. I also encourage you to learn more about your police department by taking a tour of our facility, participating in our Citizens Police Academy, going on a ride-along and/or following on social media. You will find us on Facebook, Twitter and NextDoor. I am sure you will agree with me that our officers and staff are exceptional individuals ready to serve all citizens.
I thank you in advance for your support!
Chief Scott A. Lyons