Welcome to the Seward Police Department website. We hope you find the information you are looking for here. If not please do not hesitate to contact us at 402-643-2579 or email info@sewardpolicene.org. The Seward Police Department is located along Hwy 34 at 148 South 1st Street in Seward, Nebraska. Thank you for visiting us.

24 Hour Parking

The Seward Police Department would like to remind the citizens of Seward of the 24 hour parking regulation. This becomes especially problematic when the city is attempting to clear snow from the streets. All vehicles may only be parked on city streets for 24 consecutive hours without being moved; any violation of this code is subject to a warning, citation or being towed at the owner’s expense. We thank you for your compliance.

§5-423 PARKING; MAXIMUM TIME LIMIT. The parking of a motor vehicle or of a
vehicle as defined by this Chapter of the City Code, on a public street, alley, or on anyoff-street parking areas located on city right of way for over (24) consecutive hours is
unlawful, except where a different maximum time limit is posted. (Ref. 39-671, 39-697
RS Neb.; 10-5-2 Code 1964) (Amended by Ord. Nos. 1152, 12/5/78; 31-84, 9/18/84)

dare imageThe Seward Police Department is proud to announce the return of D.A.R.E. program to Seward! D.A.R.E. has evolved from Drug Abuse Resistance Education, to focus on teaching good decision making skills to help kids lead safe and healthy lives. Officer Allison Sommerfeld completed the D.A.R.E. Officer Training last September and is currently keepin’ it real with the 5th graders at Seward Middle School and 6th graders at St. John’s Elementary Lutheran School. Remember kids….Be Safe and Responsible!

Pet Registrations for 2015

Pet tags are in! The best time to get your pet registered is Monday- Friday from 7:30 to 4:00 (please bring proof of current rabies vaccination as it is mandatory).

Thanks and remember having your dog registered is mandatory by law.

If you have any additional questions please to direct them to Community Service Officer, Don Guenther, at the Seward Police Department (148 S. 1st St.) or call 402-643-2579.

Mission Statement

officer at vehicle checkpointbike patrolThe Seward Police Department personnel are dedicated to impartially serve and protect, through police services, all individuals with respect and dignity. Seward is a diverse community where we enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Maintaining a high quality of life in Seward offers many challenges as our City experiences and benefits from growth and changes. The Seward Police Department employees are committed to working to maintain a high quality of life in Seward as reflected in the department’s mission statement.

About Us


100_14931The Seward Police Department has 11 sworn officers and 2 civilian employees. We have very modern equipment, highly trained employees and are very active in community policing efforts. Some of these efforts include bike patrol, crime prevention and educational programs such as D.A.R.E. as well as many other activities to maintain and increase the high quality of life in Seward. We provide 24 hour coverage to the City of Seward with a population of over 7,000, covering 6 square miles. An inter-local agreement allows up to 25 square miles of potential enforcement efforts and calls for service. With five marked police vehicles and one four-wheel drive pick-up. In 2013 we responded to over 4600 calls for service.

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