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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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Chief Scott loads up packages for the DEA

BBPD collects 106 pounds unwanted prescription drugs

                Broken Bow Police Department collected 106 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Sept. 27, during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

        “That’s 43 pounds more than we collected on April 26 of this year, when BBPD participated in the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) program for the first time,” Chief Steve Scott said. “It’s great to see such great support from the community.”

        BBPD was among agencies that served as a collection point for the DEA’s program that encourages citizens to dispose of unwanted, unused or outdated prescription drugs in a safe and responsible way. The service is free and anonymous.

         According to the DEA, the National Take Back program addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that sit for years in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Usual methods of disposing of unused medicines – flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – both pose potential safety and health hazards.


BBPD welcomes Officers Schaaf and Denney

Officer Schaaf with Virginia Moon

Officer Denney with Virginia Moon

Chief Scott congratulates Shawn


Broken Bow Police Department adds two new officers in September 2014.

Officer Jeff Schaaf

          Officer Jeff Schaaf was sworn in by City Administrator Virginia Moon on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

          Jeff previously worked as a government contractor with U.S.I.S (United States Investigative Services, LLC) performing background security investigations. He is a Nebraska certified law enforcement officer who earlier served with Broken Bow Police Department from 1999 to 2008. 

          Jeff was born in Omaha and graduated from high school in Atkinson. He attended Northeast College in Norfolk, NE

          He and his wife, Vicki, have two daughters.

Officer Shawn Denney    

          BBPD welcomed Shawn Denney as a new officer on Monday, Sept. 8, when he was sworn in by City Administrator Virginia Moon.

          Shawn is a Nebraska certified law enforcement officer, coming to Broken Bow from Grand Island, where he served with Grand Island Police Department for 3 1/2 years.

          He was born in Imperial and graduated from high school in Fort Collins. Colo. He graduated in 2010 from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. 

          Shawn and his wife have a son, age 6, and a daughter, age 5.


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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.


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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