In the 2009 Legislative session LB 63 was passed establishing the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP). Statutes for OVP can be found at 81-1447 through 81-1451.
Priority of funding will be given to projects that appear to have the greatest benefit to the state and have goals to reduce street and gang violence, homicides and injuries caused by firearms. The Legislature found that to effectively address these issues, communities must develop a multi-faceted approach that includes violence prevention activities, intervention and enforcement, punishment when necessary and rehabilitation. Funding opportunities for these funds can be found under Grant Information on the Crime Commission website.
To provide Leadership and aid in the development, growth and overall assessment of violence prevention programs throughout the State of Nebraska.
This effort will include, but will not be limited to:
- Program evaluation
- Coordination of programs and effort
- Assist with administration and disitribution of funds to programs
The Office of Violence Prevention strives to aid in the statewide reduction of violent crime. The Statutes for the Violence Prevention funds allow for donated gifts, bequests or other contributions. If you are interested in making a contribution to the Violence Prevention Fund you may do so by making the check out to: Office of Violence Prevention, Funding #27870.
You may send the check addressed to:
Office of Violence Prevention
Attn: Accounting Department
P.O. Box 94946
Lincoln, NE 68509-4946
Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center
The Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center, located in Grand Island, provides mandatory Basic Training, Supervision and Management courses, Reserve Officer/In-Lieu-Of Basic Training, continuing education, and specialized training for law enforcement and detention officers statewide. Specialized courses include a range of topics such as law enforcement, drug enforcement, domestic violence and sexual assault investigations, highway safety, emergency vehicle operations, fingerprinting, firearms, handling and use of police dogs, defense tactics, violent crime, and homicide investigations. Training programs are conducted at the Law Enforcement Training Center as well as on a regional basis throughout the state. Selected training programs are also provided through the Internet.