Dear NLPOA Members,


It has come to the attention of the National Executive Board that on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, FBI Omaha agents executed search warrants on the homes of a Omaha City Councilman, two Omaha Police Department Officers, and the offices of the Police Athletics for Community Engagement (PACE), a non-profit organization with strong ties to the Omaha Latino Peace Officers Association.  The two OPD Officers are also members of the Omaha LPOA chapter.  The two Omaha Officers were placed on administrative leave by the Chief of the Omaha Police Department and will also be subject to an internal investigation. The Omaha LPOA has been fully cooperative with the FBI during this investigation.


In accordance with the U.S. Constitution, all individuals are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty by a jury of their peers.  Until the conclusion of the FBI investigation and any subsequent prosecution, conviction or acquittal, the NLPOA will stand by all members of the Omaha LPOA chapter.


The NLPOA Executive Board is monitoring this situation and will await the conclusion of the investigation.  Although unfortunate, this isolated incident should NOT reflect negatively upon the numerous NLPOA chapters or their members across our great nation which on a daily basis support and promote the mission of the NLPOA by eliminating prejudice and discrimination in the criminal justice system, support and advocate for the personal and professional development of its members, prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency, and bridge the gap between the community and the police.


Kenneth Chavez
National President
National Latino Peace Officers Association