Columbia City Police Department

  • Agency: Columbia City Police Department
  • Address: 112 S Chauncey St, # A, Columbia City, 46725 IN
  • Chief: Michael V Petersen (Chief of police)
Phone: 260-248-5121
Fax: 260-248-5126

Columbia City Police Department is located at 112 S Chauncey St, # A, Columbia City, 46725 IN. The Chief of police of the department is Michael V Petersen. The Columbia City Police Department phone number is 260-248-5121.

Columbia City Police Department News

Records Office/Administrative Offices City Hall is doing some remodeling beginning June 4, 2018. The records department will be moved to the Communications Department located on the 1st floor of City Hall beginning May 29, 2018. To contact personnel in the Administrative Offices please go to the Communications Department located on the 1st floor of City Hall.

Congratulations to Grace Mills on completing her internship with us today. We enjoyed having her here with us the last 10 weeks and she will be missed. All of us here in the department wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.

The Columbia City Police Department would like to to give a big Thank-You to the Novae Corp. for their generous donation to the CCPD K-9 progam.

The Columbia City Police Department would like to recognize the following businesses for their generous contributions to the K9 program. Without your support this program would not be successful. Platinum Level Donor: Steel Dynamics Inc. Gold Level Donors: Precision Plastics PDQ Workholding Line Street Vet Clinic Silver Level Donors: Whitley County Community Foundation

We would like to officially welcome Officer Robert Sands to the Columbia City Police Department family.

Columbia City Police Department’s K9 Cas has received body armor Columbia City Police Department’s K9 Cas has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Jodi Sandven of Febrita Enterprises, LLC of Oakland, CA and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of S.J. Sandven, M.D.”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,700 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.3 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. The Columbia City Police Department would like to thank Vested Interest in K9's, Inc. for their dedication in providing Law Enforcement K9's with the protection they deserve and need. K9 Cas is an important member of our police family and we are grateful she now has protective body armor to keep her safe.

The City of Columbia City has an opening for a full-time TELECOMMUNICATOR for the Communications Department (Dispatch). Applicants must be able to work any shift and become IDACS certified within 6 months. Applications and a job description can be obtained at the Clerk-Treasurers office 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Mon.-Friday or Communications (24 hours) both located at City Hall 112 S. Chauncey Street or on line at http://www.columbiacity.net under “Community” and then “Career Opportunity”. Applications will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018. Completed applications can be hand delivered to the Clerk-Treasurers office (or Communications if after hours) or e-mailed to bigney@columbiacity.net. EOE

For Immediate Release 112 S. Chauncey St. Columbia City, Indiana 46725 260-248-5121 * 260-248-5126 For Immediate Release December 18, 2017 Columbia City Police “Patrolling 4 Presents” a success! Sunday evening marked the 5th annual Patrolling for Presents celebration. This year, children of all ages gathered at the Columbia City Main Bowl bowling alley to take part in pizza, bowling, and other activities. Patrolling 4 Present’s has been a holiday tradition for the Columbia City Police Department and continues to grow each year. Officers spent several weeks raising donations and coordinating the holiday celebration for local children. Several officers participated in “No Shave November” and personally donated over $1000. Several local businesses and citizens contributed to the fund with monetary donations, services, or gift cards. More than 60 children participated in Sunday’s celebration. Each child received gift bags containing gift cards, movie passes, restaurant coupons, and Fun Center gift certificates. More than 40 children who were unable to attend also received gift bags. “This program is a success thanks to the many businesses and citizens who provided generous donations,” said Officer Scott Valentic. Officer Caleb Cook said, “This is the first year I have been involved in the program and it has been very rewarding.” He said, “Seeing the look of excitement on the children’s faces makes this all worth it.” Officer Barber said, “This is also my first year and not only is it rewarding, it builds a positive bridge between the community and the police.” The Columbia City Police Department would like to thank and recognize the businesses that made this possible through their donations: Kroger, Wheeler Mechanical, Big G’s, Main Bowl, Bones Theatre, Parkview Physicians Group- Suite 240, Wal-Mart, B&D Automotive/Bad Dog Powersports, Marco’s Pizza, Espich Printing, Pizza Hut, Hardees, Subway, Burger King, and Arby’s. We would also like to recognize and thank our residents who anonymously donated to Patrolling 4 Presents.

Officers of the Columbia City Police Department participated in “No Shave November” by donating money to the Patrolling 4 Presents program. Twelve officers participated in the challenge and contributed over $1000 to the fund. Due to the success of the program and the amount of money donated, officers will maintain their beards into the first week of December. Congratulations CCPD for a job well done and thank you for your generosity!

Columbia City Police Department would like to thank Parkview Physicians Group, Suite 240 in Columbia City, for their donation of $370.00 to the Patrolling 4 Presents fund. We appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness toward the children of this community! THANK YOU!

THANK YOU B&D Automotive and Bad Dog Motorsports for your kind donation of $100 toward the Patrolling 4 Presents program. We appreciate your help in making a difference for the children in our community.

We would like to thank WHEELER MECHANICAL SERVICES in Columbia City for their very generous donation of $500 to the “Patrolling 4 Presents” program. Your donation will greatly assist us in making sure children in our community experience a wonderful Christmas this year. Thank you!!

The Columbia City Police Department would like to send a special “Thank You” to Dunham’s Sports and Manger Dave Manter of the Columbia City store for their ongoing support and commitment to the Police Department and the community. Your donation is greatly appreciated!

Columbia City Police Department’s K9 Cas to get body armor Columbia City Police Department’s K9 Cas will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Cas’ vest is sponsored by Jodi Sandven of Febrita Enterprises, LLC of Oakland, CA and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of S.J. Sandven, M.D.”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,700 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. ”Never could I have imagined how much a K9 partner could affect my life! I have almost 19 years in Law Enforcement and served in the capacity of a DARE officer, shift supervisor, and as a narcotic detective. I was reaching a point in my life where I felt I was starting the downhill slide to retirement when Cas rejuvenated my motivation and my career. Cas makes it exciting to go to work! Her energy gives me energy, and I cannot imagine going to work without her.” (Officer Gary Archbold Columbia City Police Department:)

Press Release 112 S. Chauncey St. Columbia City, Indiana 46725 260-248-5121 * 260-248-5126 On 10/16/2017 at approximately 11:00 a.m., Columbia City Police Department received a report of a suspicious male walking south on Line Street. The male was described as wearing a dark hoodie and carrying what was believed to be an AR 15 style rifle that had been spray-painted blue. Due to the close proximity of the schools and the unknown location of the subject, Eagle Tech Academy, Mary Raber Elementary, and the Columbia City High School initiated lockdown procedures. The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police assisted the Columbia City Police Department with a thorough search of the area and secured all three locations. It was later determined the male subject was carrying what is believed to be a blue paintball gun and there are no indications the schools were subject to any threats or safety concerns. The lockdown was lifted at 12:15 p.m. and officers will remain in the area until the end of the school day.

We are here at the 4-H promoting our Patrolling for Presents Program. Come see us! Christmas is right around the corner.

We have recovered some property that once belonged to a Bonita Martin. If you are related to or know someone who is related to Ms. Martin please contact Detective Simpson at 260-248-5121.

Reminder: Applications for Patrol Officer are due by October 13, 2017.

Accepting applications till October 13, 2017

We are accepting applications. The Columbia City Police Department is accepting applications for Full-Time Police Officers. Applications may be obtained from the police website columbiacitypolice.us/forms.html or the Communications Department located on the first floor of City Hall, 112 S. Chauncey St. Completed applications may be mailed in or dropped off at the department located on the second floor of City Hall located at 112 S. Chauncey St. Columbia City, IN 46725.

The Columbia City Police Department is looking for a a person of interest. The subject is a white male, approximately 6'0 150-160 lbs with facial hair, wearing a black shirt with a white shirt under the black shirt, light jeans, white tennis shoes. He is missing one shoe that we located in the area. The subject fled from police in the area of Vanburen & Peabody Streets. This occurred in the early morning hours of 14 August 2017 If you see a subject matching this description, please call the Columbia City Police Department. (260) 248-5121.

FBI RELEASES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Online Scammers Require Payment Via Music Application Gift Cards Complaints filed with Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) from 2017 show online scammers are asking victims to pay fraudulent fees using music application gift cards as part of multiple fraud schemes. These schemes include auction frauds, employment/opportunity scams, grandparent scams, loan frauds, romance scams, ransomware, tax frauds, and various other online schemes. In this scam involving music application gift cards, the perpetrator directs the victim to a specific retailer to obtain music application gift cards of varying amounts. Once the victim has purchased the gift cards, the perpetrator directs the victim to reveal the numbers on the back of the cards and provide them to the perpetrator via telephone, email, text, or a designated website. Once the perpetrator obtains the music application gift card data, the perpetrator either continues to request additional funds through more gift card purchases or ceases all communication with the victim. The financial impact to victims can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. IC3 victim complaint data from January through June 2017 involving music application gift cards indicate that these scams have impacted hundreds of victims with reported losses exceeding $6 million. This scam is also associated with other fraud scams involving victims having won a prize, needing to pay a tax debt, having qualified for a loan, or that a friend or relative is in trouble and needs a payment via music application or other prepaid gift card to assist. General Online Protection Tips •Recognize the attempt to perpetrate a scam and cease all communication with the perpetrator. •Research the subject’s contact information online (e.g., email address, phone number); other individuals have likely posted about the scam online. •Resist the pressure to act quickly. The perpetrator creates a sense of urgency to produce fear and lure the victim into immediate action. •Never give unknown or unverified persons any personally identifiable information (PII). •Ensure all computer antivirus and security software and malware protection are up to date. •If you receive a pop-up or locked screen, shut down the affected device immediately. •Should a perpetrator gain access to a device or an account, take precautions to protect your identity. Immediately contact your financial institution(s) to place protection on your account(s), and monitor your account(s) and personal information for suspicious activity. •Always use antivirus software and a firewall. It is important to obtain and use antivirus software and firewalls from reputable companies. It is also important to maintain both of these through automatic update settings. •Enable pop-up blockers. Pop-ups are regularly used by perpetrators of online scams to spread malicious software. To avoid accidental clicks on or within the pop-up, it is best to try to prevent them in the first place. •Be skeptical. Do not click on any emails or attachments you do not recognize, and avoid suspicious websites. •If you receive a pop-up or message alerting you to an infection, immediately disconnect from the Internet to avoid any additional infections or data loss. Alert your local FBI field office and file a complaint at www.ic3.gov. Filing a Complaint Individuals who believe they may be a victim of an online scam (regardless of dollar amount) can file a complaint with the IC3 at www.ic3.gov. In reporting online scams, be as descriptive as possible in the complaint by including: •Name of the subject and company. •Email addresses and phone numbers used by the subject. •Web sites used by the subject company. •Account names and numbers, and financial institutions that received any funds (e.g., wire transfers, prepaid card payments). •Description of interaction with the subject. Complainants are also encouraged to keep original documentation, emails, faxes, and logs of all communications.