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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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Police Chief Steve Scott reminds Broken Bow residents to keep streets and sidewalks cleared during winter weather.  City Ordinance 92.50 requires that snow, ice, mud and other substances be cleared off sidewalks in residential areas within 24 hours after the cessation of storms.  In the business district, sidewalks must be cleaned within five hours after the cessation of a storm, unless the snow falls during the night, in which case the sidewalks must be cleaned before 9 a.m. on the following day.  It is unlawful to deposit snow, sleet, ice, mud, or any debris from private property onto city streets, according to Ordinance 92.77.  Ordinance 72.11 makes it unlawful to park a vehicle on city streets for more than 24 consectutive hours without the vehicle being moved.  Chief Scott said that this is especially important for snow removal.  At the descretion of officers, citations could be issued for violating these ordinances.

 Kelsey Peterson   Brishan Anders    Randy Miller
UPDATE:  Kelsey, Brishan and Randy have been located in Humboldt County Nevada.  Information about charges will be made available at a later time.  Chief Scott thanks the public for their assistance and commends Officer Shane Fiorelli, Lead Investigator and the Broken Bow Police Department for their hard work!






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.  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.



School is in Session in Broken Bow.

This is a reminder to watch for children and pedestrians in crosswalks and crossing the street. Children especially get distracted and may not be paying close enough attention to traffic. Please slow down and watch!

Parents, please remind your children to look both ways at intersections and that they should always cross at intersections and not dart out in the street!

Also, remember you must stop behind a bus with the stop sign extended and lights flashing!!!!!

Thanks for helping us keep the children of Broken Bow safe!!!!



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.


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