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BBPD urges drivers to “buckle up”
While you’re on the road this Thanksgiving week, Broken
Bow Police Department reminds you to “Buckle Up.”
BBPD officers are once again participating in the annual Click It or Ticket statewide mobilization
now through Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.
The goal is to save lives and prevent injuries.
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety said that in 2013 the
overall safety belt use rate in the state was 76% of drivers and front seat passengers and 96% for child restraint use.
|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served as a collection point for the DEA’s program that encourages citizens to dispose of unwanted, unused or outdated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
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,
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
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 email@example.com
All reports will remain anonymous.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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