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Omaha Police Department Graffiti Policy

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What type of graffiti is exempted from being considered vandalism?

Graffiti lawfully placed on property by the owner or tenant

What does the Omaha Police Department (OPD) consider graffiti vandalism?

Intentionally applying graffiti without the property owner's permission

How does the OPD handle reports of graffiti vandalism?

By tracking and investigating them

What does 'Unauthorized Application of Graffiti' refer to?

Intentionally applying graffiti without permission

How can the OPD receive reports of graffiti vandalism?

Through the Mayor's Hotline or directly from the victim

What is the purpose of the Mayor's Hotline in relation to graffiti complaints?

To create active complaints and forward them to the Public Works Department

Which of the following is NOT a step that the Public Works Department employee will take after receiving a graffiti complaint?

Provide the victim with a Consent and Release of Liability for Graffiti Abatement Form

What is the primary responsibility of the Telephone Report Squad (TRS) when they receive a cold report call for graffiti vandalism directly from a victim?

Advise the victim to call the Mayor's Hotline to report the incident

What is the primary reason the City of Omaha may remove graffiti from private property?

The City may remove graffiti from private property with the permission of the property owner but is NOT required to do so according to Omaha Municipal code Sec. 18-65

Which of the following is NOT a requirement for the Telephone Report Squad (TRS) when they receive a cold report call for graffiti vandalism directly from a victim?

Advise the victim of the procedure for calling the Mayor's Hotline to report the incident

What is the purpose of the Consent and Release of Liability for Graffiti Abatement Form (Public Works Department Form) in the context of the graffiti reporting and removal process?

Both a and c

What is the primary responsibility of the Telephone Report Squad (TRS) when they receive a cold report call for graffiti vandalism from a reporting caller who is not the victim?

Advise the reporting caller to call the Mayor's Hotline to report the incident

What is the primary responsibility of the Telephone Report Squad (TRS) when they receive a cold report call for graffiti vandalism directly from the victim?

Obtain verbal consent from the victim to have Public Works remove the graffiti

Which of the following is NOT required for the Public Work Department's Graffiti Van Unit to work on private property?

No additional requirements are mentioned

What does the text state about the City's responsibility for the condition of the surface after removing graffiti from private property?

The City is not required to return the surface to its original condition and is not responsible for minor damage.

What is the difference between the charges for a first offense and a second/subsequent offense of Unauthorized Application of Graffiti?

A first offense is a Class III Misdemeanor, while a second/subsequent offense is a Class IV Felony.

What is the charge for a first offense of Graffiti Vandalism that results in damage of $5000 or more?

Felony Criminal Mischief

What does the text state about the Gang Investigations Unit's role in graffiti cases?

The Gang Investigations Unit will receive copies or email notifications of all graffiti Incident Reports from the Telephone Report Squad (TRS) and will investigate cases as appropriate.

What information should be included in the narrative for graffiti vandalism reports?

The date, location, symbols, words, and color of paint.

What is the key difference between a first offense graffiti incident that results in damage less than $5000 and one that results in damage of $5000 or more?

A first offense with damage less than $5000 is a Class III Misdemeanor, while a first offense with damage of $5000 or more is a Class IV Felony.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the Unauthorized Application of Graffiti charge?

The charge is based solely on the unauthorized application of graffiti, and does not require proof of any permanent damage to property.

What does the text state about the responsibility of property owners regarding the removal of graffiti from their private property?

The City may order property owners to remove graffiti from their property, but property owners are ultimately responsible for the removal.

What is the purpose of the Consent and Release of Liability for Graffiti Abatement Form?

To document the property owner's consent and release of liability for the City to work on their private property.

Learn about the Omaha Police Department's policy on tracking and investigating graffiti vandalism cases, along with the definition of graffiti provided in the policy.

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