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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




As of April 27, 2017, we 2 Police Officer positions available.  

Please contact us at 308-872-6424 for information or you may download the

application by clicking below. 





Click here to download Application


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Click here to link to the City of Broken Bow website

Broken Bow City Pound Policy 


We would like to clarify the rules of our pound.  If we have a stray in the pound for more than a couple days and the owner comes in to pick it up; there is a $25.00 pound fee (to offset the cost of food and the upkeep of the pound). If the dog is in our pound for 5 days and no one has come forward to claim it then it is our policy to try and find a new family for the dog.  If after an additional 5 days we cannot find a home for the dog then our policy is that we have the animal euthanized.  We DO NOT WANT to do this and work very hard to find homes for all of our strays.   We have made great contacts with other shelters and have wonderful volunteers willing to foster and transport and we are very thankful for their support!  It is also the policy of the Broken Bow Dog Pound that we do not take strays from outside of the city limits of Broken Bow because our space is limited.









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.  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.

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,

     The dump 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.



School is in Session in Broken Bow.

This is a reminder to watch for children and pedestrians in crosswalks and crossing the street. Children especially get distracted and may not be paying close enough attention to traffic. Please slow down and watch!

Parents, please remind your children to look both ways at intersections and that they should always cross at intersections and not dart out in the street!

Also, remember you must stop behind a bus with the stop sign extended and lights flashing!!!!!

Thanks for helping us keep the children of Broken Bow safe!!!!



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.

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Permits, licenses available      

Gun permits, dog tags and bicycle licenses are all available at the Broken Bow Police Department.

For more information on licenses and permits, see Frequently Asked Questions.


Questions about Handgun Permits?

Check out our Firearm Purchase Certificates page.

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