Emergency Services

Law Enforcement

City of Broken Bow
City of Broken Bow and Custer County law enforcement services are located at 116 South 11th Avenue in Broken Bow. The Police Department provides 24 hour patrols in the city limits and is comprised of:

Broken Bow Police: (Headed by Chief Steve Scott)
The Police Department provides 24-hour patrols in the city limits and is comprised of:
6 full-time police officers, including a D.A.R.E. officer.
 1 full-time secretary
5 fully-equipped cruisers
Round the clock protection for Broken Bow businesses and individuals.

Custer County
The Custer County Sheriff is Dan Osmond.  The Sheriff's office is located in Broken Bow and includes:

  • 6 officers full-time officer, 1 part-time officer, including a  D.A.R.E. Officer for County Schools
  • 6 patrol cars with standard equipment
  • 26 unit jail
  • Active volunteer Sheriff's Posse with 19 members
  • Protection provided to all of Custer County 
Nebraska State Patrol
Nebraska State Patrol:
Troop D of the Nebraska State Patrol is located in North Platte, 75 miles to the southwest and covers 23 counties.  There are 52 people headquartered in North Platte; 5 of whom are stationed in Broken Bow at 633 South E St. 308-535-8047

Fire and Rescue

The City Fire Department consists of a maximum of 34 volunteers. The city maintains a fire insurance rating of 6 Protection provided outside of the city limits:

  • Fire & Rescue:
    Fire department is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    35 volunteer Fire Fighters, including Chief Kem Oatman
    250 fire hydrants
    11 fire trucks, 3 grass rigs, 2 tankers, 2 pumpers, 1 ladder truck, 1 rescue truck,1 mutual aid truck, a light trailer and a gator
    17 volunteer EMT’s/First Responders
    2 Ambulances