- Where is the Lincoln Police Department located?
- The address is 575 S. 10th; Lincoln, NE 68508. It is located in the Justice and
Law Enforcement Center at 10th and Lincoln Mall, on the first floor.
- How do I get a copy of an accident report?
- A copy of your vehicle accident report is available to you through
the home page under Police Reports. It is best to wait at least 24 hrs from the time of the accident.
- Can the police open my car if I have locked my keys inside?
- Due to the risk of damage to the vehicle the Lincoln Police
Department does not unlock vehicles. If other circumstances
exist, such as a young child locked in the vehicle, an
Officer will be sent to assist in any way possible.
Contacting a locksmith is your best alternative in most
- Who has to wear a seat belt in a vehicle?
- Seat belt use is required by the driver and those passengers
occupying the front seat of any motor vehicle that is
equipped with passenger restraints.
- What are the requirements for child restraints in a vehicle?
- Any person who operates a motor vehicle with passengers
age five and under, shall secure said passengers with a child passenger restraint
system which meets federal requirements.
All children six years of age and less than eighteen years of age being transported in such vehicle must use
an occupant protection system.
- How do I get a protection order?
- *Filling out the forms*
- Protection Orders are issued through the district court.
The law allows you to file an order without an attorney.
Standard forms are available at the district court clerk's
office or your local domestic violence or Victim/Witness
Program. Clerk of the district court is located 575 S. 10th
in the Justice and Law Enforcement Center on the 3rd floor. (402) 441-7328
You will be asked to provide specific information on why you
are requesting the order including dates, as near as
possible, times and locations of recent abusive or stalking
incidents. The district clerk is not required to help you
complete the forms, so you may want to contact the local
domestic violence or victim/witness program.
- *Obtaining a Protection Order*
- Once the forms are completed, they are taken to the judge
who decides if there is enough evidence to issue a
protection order. You may be asked to clarify some of the
information on your application. If the order is granted,
you will receive a copy and the sheriff's department will
receive a copy to serve upon the respondent (person you are
filing the order against). The order will not be in effect
until the respondent has been served. Once the respondent has been served, he or
she has 5 days to request a formal hearing.
- *Protection Order Hearing*
- You are encouraged to appear at the hearing. At this time,
the respondent will have the opportunity to show why the
order should not remain in effect. If you believe this
will happen, you may want to seek the assistance of an
The order will be in effect for one year. At the end of the
year, if you still feel you need protection, you can file
for another order.
- *For more information or assistance with filing for a
protection order, Contact: Victim/Witness (402) 441-7181
- Is there a cost involved in obtaining a protection order?
- There is no initial filing fee or cost for serving the order.
- Why can't I ride my bicycle on the sidewalk in downtown
- Lincoln has several areas that are classified as "congested
districts". It is unlawful for anyone to ride a bicycle,
skateboard or roller skate in the congested district. The
downtown area classified as a congested district is : west
side of 7th street to the east side of 17th street and from
the south side of "M" street to the north side of "Q" street.
Also 13th street "M" street to "K" street.
Other congested districts include: 48th street between
Garland street and Greenwood street; Cotner Boulevard
between Dudley street and Walker street; Havelock Avenue
between 60th street and 63rd street; 48th street between
Calvert street and Lowell street and Prescott street from
47th street to 48th street.
- How do I start a Neighborhood Watch Group?
- One ...
- Contact your neighbors and decide on a convenient location
to get together for an organizational meeting. The best
place is usually at a home or in a meeting hall in the
- Two ...
- Contact the Community Services Unit of the Lincoln Police
Department. Our telephone number is 441-7261. This will
allow you to schedule an officer to come to your meeting to
show you how to have a successful Neighborhood Watch group.
NOTE: At least two weeks are needed to schedule a meeting.
- Three ...
- The last step is to go back to your neighbors to confirm the
time and location of the meeting. Be sure to explain the
importance of attending the meeting. The meeting will last
approximately one hour. Be sure to let them know that an
officer from the Lincoln Police Department will be there to
show them how to prevent crime in your neighborhood. The
officer will also talk about ways to better secure your home
with locks, lights and other crime prevention tactics.
- Why did it take the police so long to arrive when I called
them last night?
- All request for police services are assigned a priority
based on the type of call. Calls with potential for injury
or property damage and calls that are serious in nature or
occurring at that time will be dispatched as soon as
possible. Calls that are less urgent or are belated are
considered less of a priority and may be held while officers
handle emergencies. The day of the week and time of the call
will also determine the length of wait as certain days of
the week and hours of the day are busier then others.