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Police Department

Police Department

The mission of the Seward Police Department is to protect life and property and to maintain order within the City while assuring fair and respectful treatment of everyone.


Brian Peters
Chief of Police



Copies of Report

  • Accident Reports (only report that requires a fee)
  • $3.00 faxed or in person
  • $4.00 Mailed
  • Payments can be made by cash or check (no cards)
  • Payments can also be mailed or presented in person

Dog Licenses

  • $4.00 for male or spayed female.
  • $6.00 for a female
  • License must be renewed yearly.
  • Must provide proof of current rabies vaccination.

Gun Permits

  • $5.00 fee.
  • Permit valid for 3 years.
  • Must provide photo identification and fill out a 1-page application.
  • Application will be processed in 2 working days.
  • If a permit is issued it must be picked up at the Police Department by the applicant.

Itinerant Sales

  • $10.00 fee per salesperson.
  • Permit valid for 1 week from date of issuance.
  • Must provide photo identification when applying.
  • Applies to persons selling door-to-door in residential areas.

Parking Tickets

  • $10.00 fee.
  • If not paid within 5 working days, the fee goes up to $20.00.
  • If not paid within another 25 working days, the parking ticket may be reissued as an official citation and filed in court.

ATV/UTV Registration

  • No cost.
  • Must be renewed yearly.
  • Must provide proof of insurance at time of registration.


Often individuals ask when is there opening at the Seward Police Department or am I qualified to become a law enforcement officer. The following information should assist you with your questions.

The Seward Police Department hires police officers via a Civil Service process and an eligibility list is created by our Civil Service Commission. The Commission advertises when it is in the process of creating a new eligibility list. There is no specific time of the year when the eligibility list is created.

When there is a need for a new eligibility list, the City of Seward advertises in our local news paper the Seward County Independent as well as Lincoln and Omaha newspapers. We also advertise at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center web site,, within the Job Listing tab.

To become a Seward police officer you must be or become a Nebraska certified law enforcement officer. The Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center web site provides current certification standards. This is where you can examine the requirements to become a law enforcement officer.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Seward Police Officer and please apply with us when we are creating our eligibility list. If you have any additional questions please contact the Chief of Police.

Lost Dogs

The Seward Police Department lodges lost dogs at the Cross Creek Animal Health Center, located at 245 A St. in Staplehurst for at least five days. If you’ve lost your dog, contact us at 402-643-2579. Any dogs that are currently being held at Cross Creek will be pictured on the Police Department Facebook page.

A $150.00 fee per dog will be charged for impounding. A receipt will be issued upon payment at the Seward Police Department, 148 S. 1st Street. The receipt must be presented at the Cross Creek Animal Health Center office to show proof of payment before the dog is released.


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