Government Information

The City of Hastings
Founded in 1872, Hastings is a lively and progressive city located in the agricultural heartland of south-central Nebraska. Summers are usually warm and fairly dry with occasional thunderstorms, and winters are cold with a few snowstorms and infrequent blizzards. The 25,000-plus citizens of Hastings are the driving force behind the activities. The city operates under a mayor/city administrator government with many boards, both appointed and volunteer.

Hastings Utilities
Hastings Utilities is municipally owned, providing electric, natural gas, sanitary sewer and water to the city and surrounding area. The City of Hastings has a franchise agreement with Charter Communication to provide cable television service. The city also owns the Hastings Municipal Airport, located in the northwest section of the city offering services including aircraft maintenance, rental and flight instruction. The airport has two lighted runways, provides fuel, hangar rental, pilot supplies and courtesy cars for pilots and passengers.

Fire Department
The Hastings Fire and Rescue Department is an ISO Class 2 Fire Department serving residents since 1878. The department operates from two fire stations, Highland Park Station at 1313 N. Hastings Ave. and Lincoln Park Station at 1145 S. Hastings Ave. The department employs 27 firefighters and officers who are divided into three 24-hour shifts supplemented by 32 part-time firefighters.

Hastings firefighters all have the required basic certifications and most have specialized training in a variety of areas. The Hastings Fire Department also serves as a regional hazardous materials response team for the state of Nebraska, and provides advanced life support care and emergency transport to all of Adams County.

Hastings Police Department
The vision of the Hastings Police Department is to provide our community with excellent police services and the mission is to serve and protect the community with integrity.

The police station is in an historic 100-year-old building (built in 1917), the former Lincoln School and St. Michael’s School. Renovated in 2000, the 42,000-square-foot building houses the police department, 911 center and a Nebraska State Patrol field office. The building also hosts other law enforcement agency functions.

The police department consists of two divisions – Operations Division and Administrative Services. The Operations Division consists of patrol, a detective bureau, a drug task force and code enforcement. Within the division, there are 37 certified sworn members and three community service officers. The Operations Division is the most visible and provides many services to our community.

The department participates in the City-County Drug Task Force, the nine-county Compact to Arrest Narcotics and Drug Offenders (CANDO), the FBI Central Nebraska Drug & Safe Streets Task Force, and South Central Alliance of Law Enforcement Services.

The Administration Services Division consists of the 911 center, records, evidence/property, purchasing, training, hiring, fleet management and building maintenance. The E-911 Center receives emergency calls within all of Adams County and services the Hastings Police Department, Hastings Fire and Rescue, rural fire departments and emergency management. Within the division, there are two certified sworn members, one director of communications, nine dispatchers, three administrative assistants, one evidence technician and one custodian.

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Chamber of Commerce (402) 461-8400
City of Hastings – City Hall (402) 461-2309
Fire Department (402) 461-2350
Police Department – non emergency (402) 461-2380
County Sheriff (402) 461-7181
County Courthouse Offices (402) 461-7107
Hastings Utilities (402) 463-1371
Post Office (402) 463-3107
Public Library (402) 461-2346
Parks & Recreation (402) 461-2324
City Auditorium Information (402) 461-2324
Aquacourt (402) 463-1016
Hastings Museum (402) 461-2399
Hastings Tribune (402) 462-2131
Adams County Visitors Bureau (402) 461-2370
Adams County Fairgrounds (402) 462-3247
Mary Lanning Healthcare (402) 463-4521