Ralston Viaduct Lane Closures Began  Monday, May 22, 2017

Lane closures between “Q” Street and Harrison Street on 84th Street began May 22 to construct median cross-over pavement, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

These median cross-overs are necessary to route head-to-head traffic in the southbound lanes to facilitate the reconstruction of the northbound Viaduct over the railroad tracks. Traffic will remain head-to-head until this December. During the winter months, all northbound and southbound lanes will be open to traffic.

Hawkins Construction Company is the contractor on this project.


"Click It or Ticket"

The Ralston Police Department participated in the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization from November 20 to November 26, 2017.  The Nebraska Department of Roads-Highway Safety Office provided funds of $1500.00 to pay officers’ overtime salary wages during this effort.

During this time, the police department had four officers working 32 hours of overtime in addition to the usual number of officers that were on duty.  During this selective enforcement, officers made 52 traffic stops.  The totals from the effort are as follows: Seat Belt Violations, 2 citations, Speeding, 3 citations; No Proof of Insurance, 2 citations, Driving Under Suspension, 4 arrests, as well as numerous other citations for miscellaneous offenses.

Officers arrested three drivers for Driving Under the Influence.  One of these drivers was arrested for DUI-Drugs.  Two people were arrested on outstanding warrants.   One person was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.  Also, during this enforcement period, Ralston Police made a felony arrest for Assault on a Police Officer.

Based on the data collected, the police department will be applying for future grants to assist with enforcement to increase restraint use in Ralston.  Until that time, the police department will remain vigilant in this effort during normal patrol.

The Ralston Connector Trail Under 84th Street Viaduct Was Closed on March 8, 2016

Due to safety concerns with falling debris, the Ralston Connector Trail under the 84th Street Viaduct was closed indefinitely from Serum Ave to 84th Frontage Road as of 9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2016.



Online Payments

The City of Ralston accepts online payment for many services. Recently added is the ability to use your favorite credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) to pay for building and plumbing permits as well as licenses.

This service is in addition to the payments that are accepted online by the Ralston Police Department. You can request and pay for a police report online or pay parking tickets online. All waiverable traffic citations may also be paid online through the State of Nebraska Web site. If your traffic citation indicates at the bottom that it is "waiverable" and it has dollar amounts filled in, then the citation is eligible to be paid online.

To access the online reports and payment options for the Ralston Police Department, hover over the Police Department link on the left side of any City Web page and choose the link you want.

                               "You Drink and Drive, You Lose"
The Ralston Police Department is pleased to announce that the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has approved an overtime grant of $3,500 for increased patrols starting December 15, 2017 and running through January 1, 2018. 

The grant will pay for the Ralston Police Department to have additional officers working 74 hours of overtime on the streets during this grant period.  Through saturated patrols and enforcement of all traffic laws, officers’ emphasis will be on recognizing and stopping impaired drivers.  Officers will be cracking down on alcohol-related offenses such as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs, Minor In Possession, Open Container, and .02 Violations.

Of the 218 deaths that occurred on Nebraska roads in 2016, 81 of them, 37.2%, were alcohol-related.   These numbers are up from 33.7% in 2015.  The “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” crackdown is a national effort to reduce the number of motorists injured or killed due to alcohol-related crashes. This campaign will run through the Christmas and New Year holidays in response to the high number of vehicles traveling during these times.

The Ralston Police Department is proud to team up with the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety in their “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign. 
POC for this release is Deputy Chief Bryan Hanson, (402)-331-1786, bhanson@cityofralston.com

Our Mission:

The City of Ralston is a dedicated and caring team of volunteers, staff, and officials who provide high-quality, equitably priced services to sustain a safe and progressive community that supports family values.

Our Vision:

The City of Ralston will deliver economic, creative, cultural, and community development strategies to generate a quality of life that is a beacon of dynamic and independent small town culture within the metro area.

The Ralston Police Department is proud to support the Channel 94.1 Diaper Drive.  The Ralston Police Department will be accepting diaper donations until 4:30 PM on December 15, 2017. 

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Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

November & December 2017​

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Your donations will benefit many children and families in need at the Omaha Lydia House.  For additional information, please contact Officer Matthew Herrick at the Ralston Police Department.

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