The Ralston Police Department participated in the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization from May 21st to June 3rd, 2018.  The Nebraska Department of Roads-Highway Safety Office provided funds of $3,630.00 to pay officers’ overtime salary wages during this effort.
     During this time, the police department had four officers working 84 hours of overtime in addition to the usual number of officers that were on duty.  During this selective enforcement, officers made 142 contacts, with a total of 119 citations issued.  Some of the totals from the effort are as follows: Seat Belt Violations: 9 citations, Speeding: 19 citations; No Proof of Insurance: 12 citations, Driving Under Suspension: 5 arrests, as well as other citations for miscellaneous offenses.
     Officers arrested four drivers for Driving Under the Influence.  One of these drivers was arrested after fleeing the scene of a personal injury accident.  There were two other felony arrests made during the enforcement period.  Eight people were arrested on outstanding warrants.   
     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. 

                                     DOUGLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MARY ANN BORGESON        MICHAEL BOYLE           JAMES CAVANAUGH            CLARE DUDA             MARC KRAFT           P.J. MORGAN          
Patrick T. Bloomingdale, Chief Administrative Officer
For immediate release on June 11, 2018                                          

Leia Baez, Douglas County PIO, 402-444-6439            

Douglas County property owners have the right to protest property valuations each year. Protests can now be filed with the Board of Equalization through July 2, 2018.

To ensure property owners understand the process of protesting land valuations, Douglas County Commissioners will host town hall meetings over the next few weeks.
The town hall meetings give the public the opportunity to ask questions and get more information about protests. For residents who cannot attend these meetings, all of the necessary documents, protest forms and filing instructions are available at www.boardofequalization.org.
Town Hall Meetings (Open to all Douglas County residents)
June 14
Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare (4715 S. 132nd St., Omaha): June 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.; hosted by Commissioner Mary Ann Borgeson
June 18
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at UNO (6400 South, University Drive Road North, Omaha): June 18, 2018; 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; hosted by Commissioner James Cavanaugh
June 19
Ralston Arena - Banquet Room (7300 Q St., Ralston): June 19, 2018; 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; hosted by Commissioner James Cavanaugh
Charles B. Washington Library (2868 Ames Avenue, Omaha): June 19, 2018; 6:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.; hosted by Commissioner Chris Rodgers

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.


                                        Don't Forget!!!!

Ralston's Annual July 3rd

Pie Baking Contest

Click here for more information


                      Ralston Holiday Magic carriage rides November 2017

Photo copyright Nov 2017 Kent Sievers - courtesy of Omaha World Herald

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.

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 and restaurant tax.

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.

    City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

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.

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

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