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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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Employment Opportunity: 
The Broken Bow Police Department is accepting applications for a
full-time Broken Bow Police Officer. 
Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, 21 years of age, possess a valid Driver’s License, and must be of good moral character with

no felonies, domestic assault, or serious misdemeanor convictions.  Benefits include uniform, vacation, sick time, holiday time and health insurance. 

Applicant must be Law Enforcement certified; Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification is preferred.  Salary is based on qualifications.


The City of Broken Bow is an equal opportunity employer.


You may complete application by clicking on the link below.  You may mail the application to:


Broken Bow Police Department

116 South 11th Avenue

Broken Bow, NE  68822


For additional information you may call Chief Steve Scott at 308-872-6424. 

Click here for Application Form



Be a responsible dog owner

          If you live in Broken Bow and have a dog, remember that owning a dog is not just a privilege – it’s a responsibility.

          BBPD officers are often called out to handle dog complaints from the public, especially for barking and chasing dogs or dogs running at large.


Barking and chasing dogs

          Broken Bow city ordinances make it unlawful for the owner of a dog to allow the dog to annoy or disturb any neighborhood or person by loud,

continued or frequent barking, by howling or yelping or by habitually barking at or chasing pedestrians, drivers or owners of horses or vehicles while

they are on any public sidewalk, street or alley.

          When BBPD receives two or more written complaints from two different affected households within any 30-day period, officers will investigate

the complaints, and if in their opinion the situation warrants, the officers will notify the owner to silence and restrain the dog and a citation can be issued.


Dogs running at large

          A dog running at large is defined as any dog that is not under the actual control of the owner by means of a leash, cord, chain or other physical

restraint; is not confined within a cage, enclosed vehicle, fenced enclosure or shelter; or is not within the real property limits of the owner and in

the owner’s presence. Owners can be cited for allowing their dogs to run at large.


Limit on number of dogs and cats

          Broken Bow city law sets a limit of four adult dogs or cats (total of eight animals) at any one time per household.

          Offspring of any dog or cat shall not count toward the maximum number for a period of four months after the birth of the offspring.

          Only one exempt litter of cats or dogs may be kept in a household at any one time.




Don't let your pet be a nuisance.  

Owners of barking and/or chasing dogs can be cited.


Remember - Dog tags are due May 1

Miranda Dunkel with her dog, Peace



Pet owners reminded...

Dogs in city limits must have tags 

     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, NE.  

     Tags for 2015 are good until May 1, 2016.

     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.  


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.

     Chief Steve Scott said it’s been brought to his 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.

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.

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.    



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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