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.
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A message from Chief Scott...
Be a responsible
Are you thinking about adopting a dog? Or do you already have one?
There’s nothing like being greeted by the excitement of your dog when you come home each day. Among companion
animals, dogs are unmatched in loyalty and friendship.
But owning a dog is not just a privilege – it’s a responsibility. Dogs depend upon us for food, shelter
and medical attention. Broken Bow Police Department urges citizens to remember the expense and time involved in owning a dog,
and to consider that before bringing a dog home.
In recent months, officers at BBPD have seen more and more cases of animal neglect and abandonment of dogs, which can
lead to a citation, a fine and court costs.
BBPD officers also 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.
Dog owners can be issued a city citation or a state
citation each time they allow their dog to run at large.
Limit on number of dogs
Broken Bow city law sets
a limit of four adult dogs or cats (total of eight animals) at any one time per household. The ordinance states that 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.
If you have any questions about city or state laws related to dogs, please feel free to contact me, Chief Steve Scott,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All reports will remain anonymous.
to the NRA Foundation! Thanks to
a $575 grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, Broken Bow Police Department purchased new safety equipment in
2012 that included gear for the department’s police service dog.
Grant funds provided a Tri-Tronics Pro 500 3G EXP electronic dog collar for the safe training of Buddy, the BBPD police
service dog, as well as a K-9 Cruise-Eze kennel fan for use in hot weather conditions. Grant funds also
were used for a new supply of emergency care packs.
“We sincerely appreciate the NRA Foundation’s generosity,” said K-9 Officer Dalen Wood.
“The addition of this equipment would not have been possible without their help.”
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. Winter hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5:30
p.m. Fees are based on the size of your load.
|City Tree Dump - End of S 13th Ave
Broken Bow ordinance requires
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 email@example.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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