Frequently Asked Questions
Reports and Complaints
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 to aid investigations. 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 Restraining Order?A: You can file for a harassment protection order against a person who is abusing you by visiting the District Court Office at the Judicial Center.
- Q: I received a call from a company claiming I had won a trip/money/vehicle..., 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: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You should never have to divulge personal information to receive a prize, and you should never give any of your personal information over the phone. Get the caller’s full name, the name of the company and the phone number. If they won’t give you a name and number, chances are it is not legitimate.
Bikes & Vacation Watches
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.
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.
Q: What should I do if my dog is lost?A: Report it to the Police Department. If your dog has been picked up and placed in the pound, you can retrieve your dog from the Police Department. There is a $25 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 do not 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.
Permits/Lost & Found
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.