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To the Broken Bow Police Department Website!

     On behalf of the Broken Bow, Nebraska Police Department, I welcome you to our website.
     I encourage you to take your time and you will find this site to be very helpful and informative.
     This website is an example of the increased technology used by our department as a tool to assist us in providing the highest level of service possible to our community.
     I hope your visits to brokenbowpolice.com are beneficial. We will update the website regularly to help you stay up to date on the latest information.
Chief Steve Scott


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Coming soon - The 2014 D.A.R.E. Golf Tourney  

The 21st Annual Custer County D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, May 31, at the Broken Bow Country Club.

Teams of four will tee off at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. For more information or to sign up your team, call 872-6424. 

Chief Scott reminds public of overtime parking law

          During this snowy season, Police Chief Steve Scott reminds the public that it’s more important than ever to move your vehicles following a snow storm on Broken Bow city streets.

          Under city ordinance 72.10, it is unlawful to park vehicles in the same spot for more than 24 consecutive hours on streets within the city of Broken Bow, except where a different maximum time limit it posted (such as the 15 minute maximum on some downtown parking spots).

          “This year especially, we are seeing more cars parked over the time limit, making it difficult for street crews to clear streets,” Chief Scott said. “We are asking for the public’s cooperation in moving vehicles at least daily so that the city crews can get the snow moved.”

          Chief Scott notes that the overtime parking law applies to ALL city streets.

Snow Emergency Reminder

          Other parking rules come into play in the case of an official snow emergency.

          During severe weather conditions, if the mayor declares a snow emergency, parking of vehicles on the city’s snow emergency routes is prohibited from the time the snow emergency is designated until it is terminated by the mayor.



Broken Bow sidewalks must be kept clean

      Broken Bow Police Department reminds the public that property owners must keep snow, sleet, mud, ice or any other substance cleared off sidewalks within city limits.

      City ordinance #92.050 states that sidewalks within residential areas shall be cleared with 24 hours after the cessation of a storm.

      Sidewalks within any business district shall be cleaned within five hours after the cessation of a storm, unless the storm occurs during the night, in which case the sidewalk shall be cleaned before 9 a.m. the following day.

     Chief Scott asks the public to note that snow-covered or ice-covered sidewalks create a potentially dangerous situation for pedestrians, especially school children who have to walk in the street because sidewalks are not cleared.

     If anyone has any questions, they can contact Chief Scott at 872-6424.



Stop when lights are flashing

From the desk of Chief Scott... 

Don't pass stopped vehicles at school crossing lights

     When you are driving and see a vehicle stopped at the flashing yellow lights at a school crossing, STOP your vehicle and do not pass the vehicle in front of you.

     It’s been brought to my attention that some drivers are passing vehicles that are stopped for flashing yellow lights, putting students in danger. If a vehicle is stopped at the yellow flashing lights, assume that there are children crossing the street.

      Yellow lights are activated during hours when children are likely to be going to and from school. If you see the lights flashing, be prepared to stop. If someone is already stopped in front of you, stop your vehicle behind them.

      Passing a vehicle that is stopped at a school crossing is a very dangerous situation and can result in a citation for the driver who is passing.



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City Tree Dump - End of S 13th Ave

Disposing of yard debris

Broken Bow city residents who need to dispose of branches, grass clippings, etc., can take their debris to the City Tree Dump, which is located on the south end of South 13th Avenue.

     Spring and summer hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

     Winter hours (from Nov. 15 through March 31) are Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Fees are based on the size of your load.


Eye on Crime

Broken Bow Police Department actively seeks information on local crime. If you have information to share, please contact Police Chief Steve Scott at 308-872-6424 or at policechief@brokenbowpolice.com 
All reports will remain anonymous.


Broken Bow ordinance requires numbered addresses


     Broken Bow property owners are required to post numbered addresses on all buildings within the city limits, according to a new city ordinance which went into effect on June 1, 2011.

     The law states that the street number addresses must be placed in public view on all residences or buildings facing any street or avenue within the city limits. The numbers shall be no less than three inches high by two inches wide, shall be legible and shall be made of metal or some other durable material. The colors of the numbers shall be in contrast to the background. Numbers are to be plainly visible from the street.

     Any person violating this ordinance shall be fined up to $100 for each offense.    


Dogs must have tags

Miranda Dunkel with her dog, Peace

     If you own a dog within the city limits of Broken Bow, your dog needs a city dog tag.

     Police Chief Steve Scott reminds Broken Bow residents that City Ordinance requires that any owner of a dog over the age of six months within the city shall, within 30 days after acquisition of the dog, acquire a city dog license (tag). 

     Dog tags are due every year by May 1, but they are available yearround for $5 each at Broken Bow Police Department.  If you haven't gotten your tags yet, stop down and pick them up at BBPD, which is located at 116 South 11th Avenue, Broken Bow, Nebraska.   Tags for 2012 are good until May 1, 2013.

     When purchasing the tags, dog owners need to bring proof of their dog's current rabies vaccination.       

     In the photo at left is Miranda Dunkel with her dog, Peace.               

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Eye on Crime
Broken Bow Police Department actively seeks tips on suspects or crimes. If you have information to provide, please call 872-6424 or write to policechief@brokenbowpolice.com 


Permits, licenses available             Gun permits, dog tags and bicycyle licenses are all available at the Broken Bow Police Department. For more information on licenses and permits, see Frequently Asked Questions.



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