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Police Department Information

The Wahoo Police Department provides 24-hour protection to the citizens of Wahoo with a staff of six full-time sworn staff members and two part-time sworn staff members.  The Wahoo Police Department office is located at 605 North Broadway and is headed up by Chief of Police, Bruce Ferrell.
 
For emergency service, call 911.
 
To contact the Wahoo Police Department for non-emergency issues call 402-443-4155.
 
The Wahoo Police Department provides the following law enforcement services to the citizens of Wahoo:
 
                  Traffic Enforcement
                  Parking Enforcement
                  Criminal investigation and enforcement
                  Public Service
                  Crime Prevention
 
Annual Activity reports are prepared by the Wahoo Police Department for the public's understanding of what the department does for the community and for information on the number and types of crimes and police activities that take place in Wahoo. 

 

Accident Reports

Copies of accident reports investigated by the Wahoo Police Department may be obtained at the office during normal business hours for a fee of $3.00.

Blank accident report forms are available at the Police Department, or you can print one from the Nebraska Department of Roads website.

Parking Regulations

Wahoo City Ordinance prohibits parking on all city streets overnight. This regulation exists for the safety of emergency vehicle traffic, to aid in snow removal, and also helps to deter theft and vandalism. If it is necessary to park a vehicle on the street overnight, you should contact the Police Department in advance to request permission for parking.

Parking Tickets

Parking tickets issued in the City of Wahoo are paid at City Hall, 605 North Broadway. The fine for most violations is $5.00 if paid within 1 to 5 days. The fine increases to $10.00 if paid within 6 to 15 days, and increases to $25.00 if paid after more than 15 days. Failure to pay will result in issuance of an arrest warrant.

Dog and Cat Licenses  (See Ord. No. 2305, adopted April 11, 2019, which now requires licensing of cats and adopts a number of other language changes regarding pets)

All dogs and cats over the age of six months must be licensed. Proof of rabies vaccination (as well as for distemper and Parvo) showing date of vaccination and expiration date, must be presented. Licenses are obtained at City Hall, 605 North Broadway, and cost $6.00. Licenses must be renewed annually before the end of May. A late fee is charged for dog licenses not renewed on time. No late fee will be assessed for cat licenses issued after May 31, 2019, since this is our first year for cat licenses.

Animals at Large & Impoundment

Animals found running at large are subject to impoundment. Impound fee for a first offense is $15.00; the second offense is $30.00; the third offense is $45.00. All animals are taken to the Green Acre Animal Clinic for impoundment and boarding fees, applicable based on length of stay, will be paid to this facility before release. Animals will not be released from impoundment without proof of rabies vaccination and current license.

Peddler/Solicitor's Permit

Vendors who sell merchandise door-to-door are required to register and obtain a Peddler Permit. Forms are available at City Hall during regular business hours at a daily fee of $10.00 or an annual fee of $100.00. Residents are advised to ask to see the salesperson's permit, and contact the Police Department immediately to report unregistered vendors.

Sex Offender Registry

The Nebraska State Patrol's sex offender registry is found here.

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