The mission of the Cozad Police Department is to preserve the peace in Cozad, Nebraska by serving our citizens and visitors with the highest level of public safety. We are dedicated to protect and serve by exemplifying honor, integrity, honesty, compassion, leadership, professional competence, and respect. The Cozad Police Department will protect life and property through enforcement of regulations, ordinances, and laws. The Staff pledges a commitment to public service while also providing non-enforcement assistance to citizens in need.
Cozad Water tower and Football field
A Community Empowerment App An idea inspired from the “See something, Say something” movement, our iPhone and Android app has two features that will help empower our community, increase communication and solve crimes. The See it, Say it, Send it app allows law enforcement to send GeoFenced messages about current or past suspicious activity, be proactive in warning about potential criminal activity and alert the community of missing or endangered persons. In return, the community empowerment side of the app allows the app users to capture images, video or audio of suspicious activity and autonomously send it to the closest law enforcement agency.
Click the following link to be redirected to the See Something Send Something Website
Watch the video to see how it works.
The Cozad Police Department would like to remind parents and children of the curfew ordinance. Please ensure you and your children are in compliance with the City Ordinances. If you are caught violating the curfew ordinance you may receive a citation. SEE THE ORDIANCE SECTION
The Cozad Police Department would like to remind residents to observe and abide by school zone speed limits as well as watch for children walking to and from. By slowing down and being attentive we can help our children get to and from school and sporting events safely.
The Cozad Police Department handles a large volume of calls in relation to animals. Remember that owning a dog is a responsibility. Please ensure your dog is secured and taken care of. Dogs are required to be registered through the City. You can register your dog at the City Office. They are also required to have current rabies vaccinations. Officers may issue citations for failing to register your dog or having current rabies vaccinations.
The Cozad Police Department would like to ask residents to help keep Cozad clean and beautiful. The Police Department handles hundreds of calls every year in relation to cleanliness of properties around town. This includes trash or rubbish in yards as well as vehicles that are not licensed or operable. Remember to license your vehicles. Failure to license your vehicle could result in it being towed at the owners expense. Officers may issue citations for trash or rubbish in yards as well as unlicensed or inoperable vehicles.
Residents may dispose of yard waste/clippings or trimmings in the green dumpsters provided around town by the city.
Trash and debris may be disposed of in the tan dumpsters around town. Residents may also utilize the dumpster area on the south side of Hwy 30. Please dispose of your trash and yard waste properly. Officers may issue citations for disposing of waste in the wrong dumpster per city ordinance 51.16.
The driver of any motor vehicle involved in an accident upon a public highway, private road, or private drive, resulting in damage to property, shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident and give his or her name, address, telephone number, and operators license number to the owner of the property. In addition, such driver shall, without unnecessary delay, report the collision, by telephone or otherwise, to an appropriate Peace Officer.
Any person violating this section is guilty of a Class II Misdemeanor. If such person has had one or more convictions then such person is guilty of a Class I Misdemeanor. If the accident resulted in injury then such person is guilty of a Class IIIA Felony.
Every operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting in either injury, death, or damages over $1000 must complete and return this report within 10 days following the accident.
It is to mailed to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Financial Responsibility Section
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94877
Lincoln, NE 68509-4877