Q: How do I get a copy of my accident report?
A: First call the police department, 872-6424,
to ask if the report is complete. If it is, you can stop at the department to pick up a copy. There is no charge.
Q: How do I obtain a copy of a criminal incident report?
A: The county attorney’s office, 872-6327, can authorize
release of these reports. If a release is allowed, you can pick up a copy of the report at the Police Department. There is
Q: How do I report something to the police?
A: Call 872-6424. A dispatcher will record your complaint and connect
you with an officer.
Q: How can I provide information to the police?
A: Broken Bow Police Department encourages citizens to provide
information, particularly for Crime Stopper action. You can contact BBPD by phone at 872-6424 or visit the office at 116 South
11th Avenue. All information is held in strictest confidence. Please
be assured that you can remain anonymous.
Q: Somebody is harassing me and I want it to stop. Where can I get a Protection Order or a
You can file for a harassment protection order against a person who is abusing you by visiting the District Court Office at
the Custer County Courthouse.
Q: Can you tell me if there is a warrant out
for my arrest?
No. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for keeping all warrants regardless of which agency requested
Q: I received a call from a company claiming
I had won a trip, but in order to claim my prize, I have to give them my bank account number, social security number, credit
card number or some money. What should I do? Is this a scam?
A: The best rule of thumb is that if something sounds too good to be true, it is. And if you
feel at all uneasy, there’s probably a good reason for that. You should never have to divulge personal information to
receive a prize. And it’s always best to get information in writing rather than over the telephone. If you do talk to
someone on the phone, get his or her full name, the name of the company and phone number. Then you can call back to verify
if it is a legitimate company. If they won’t give you a name and number, chances are it is not legitimate.
Q: I have had several phone calls from people representing themselves as police officers and
asking for donations. Are they police officers and what is the money used for?
A: BBPD police officers do not solicit money over the phone for
the department. There are some law enforcement-related agencies such as the Fraternal Order of police that solicit donations,
but they are not police officers nor does the money directly benefit local law enforcement. However, some of the money does
help support the sponsorship of legislation concerning law enforcement.
Q: What’s the city law on curfew?
A: The city curfew is 11 p.m. for anyone under the age of 16.
Q: How do I get a city dog tag?
A: Bring proof of your dog’s rabies vaccination
to the Police Department. Dog tags are $5 each.
What should I go if my dog is lost?
A: Report it to the Police Department. If you dog has been picked up and placed in the pound, you can retrieve
your dog from the Police Department. There is a $20 pound fee.
Q: What is the limit on the number of dogs and cats per residence in Broken Bow?
A: City ordinance limits the number to four dogs and four cats
(a total of eight animals) at any one time per residence. The offspring of any dog or cat shall now count toward the maximum
allowed for a period of four months after the birth of said offspring. However, only one exempt litter of cats or dogs may
be kept in a household at any one time. Violators of this ordinance can be cited.
Q: Why did I receive a parking ticket?
A: Parking tickets are issued to the registered
owner of a vehicle that violates city parking codes. The violation is checked on the front of the ticket, and may include
- Overtime parking (parked
for more than 24 hours in the same location on a city street),
- Double parking
- Parked in a fire lane or too close to
a fire hydrant
in a loading zone, alley, crosswalk
- Parked the wrong direction
- Parked in a prohibited area
- Parked in a restricted zone
- Parked in a handicapped zone
- Parked across lines
- Parked too close to an intersection
- Obstructing traffic lane
- Blocking a private driveway
- Parked too close to a stop
vehicle registration and/or license plates
Q: How do I pay a parking ticket?
Mail the ticket and your
payment in to the police department or bring it to the police department. Please note that payment due is $5 if paid within
10 days of the day when the ticket was issued, $10 if paid within 11 and 20 days and $20 if paid between 21 and 30 days. After
30 days, additional penalties will apply.
Q: How do I obtain a handgun permit?
A: If you are a resident of the City of Broken Bow, bring proof
of identification to the Police Department, fill out an application and pay a $5 fee. A criminal history
will be run. If approved, you will receive your permit, good for three years. Those who live outside city limits may apply
for a permit from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office.
Q: How do I register a bike?
A: Bring the bike to the police department. A Police Department staff member will place a number on the bike,
take a photo, and obtain a description of the bike and the owner’s name, street address and phone number.
Q: I am going on vacation, how can I get the police to watch my house?
A: If you will be gone for at least 7 days, you can stop at the
police department and fill out a request for a Vacation Watch.
Lost and Found
Q: I lost my watch, bike, keys, eyeglasses, etc. How can I check to see if they have been turned in to the
Stop in to the Police Department. If your lost item in the police’s Lost and Found and you can correctly identify it,
it will be released to you. A department employee will ask you to sign a release form.
Q: If I find an item somewhere in Broken Bow, what should I do?
A: Bring it to the police department, where it will be held in
the Lost & Found for the owner to claim.
I am interested in a career in law enforcement. How can I get permission to Ride-Along with an officer?
A: BBPD has a Ride-Along Program. Simply go to the Police Department
and fill out a short Ride-Along waiver form. These forms should be filled out and submitted at least 24 hours prior to the
date of the request. Written authorization from a supervisor is required before anyone is authorized for a Ride-Along.
If you are approved for the program, you will be notified of the
date and time that you can Ride-Along. Your Ride-Along will consist of actually riding in a working police car with a patrol
officer. Riding along with an officer can be an eye-opening experience.
The following age and time limitations are to be observed:
- Subjects 10-15 years
of age may ride during daylight hours.
- Subjects 16-18 years of age may ride until midnight.
- Persons under the age of 18 must have their parents or guardian
sign the waiver form.
19 years of age or older may ride during any hour, as many times as approved.