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

New Ordinance Approved.

Thank-you to Morsches Builder's Mart for their donation to the K9 program.

The CCPD would like to thank TSC in Columbia City for their assistance with a call earlier today.

Earlier today we had a report of a suspicious person so for safety reasons the schools were put on lockdown. That call was unfounded and the lockdown has since been lifted. We DID NOT have an active shooter incident.

Thank-you to R.L. Mccoy for their donation to the K-9 program.

Phone lines have been repaired. 260-248-5121 is now in working order for non-emergency calls to the police department.

The Columbia City Police Department is experiencing some phone problems at this time. Please use 260-248-5122 to contact the police department for non emergency calls.

The Columbia City Police Department is accepting applications for a fulltime officer position. Applications may be picked up at the Communcaitons Department located on the first floor of City Hall located at 112 S. Chanucey St. or online at our website, The Columbia City Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

The suspect from yesterday's post has been apprehended. We thank those of you that called in with information.

The Columbia City Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the individual shown below. He is wanted in connection to a theft at Wendy's this morning around 10 am. If you have any information regarding this individual please contact Officer Ayres or the Dectective Bureau at 260-248-5121.

Gina Conroy, the Columbia City Police Department Administrative Assistant, presented Chief Anthony Hively with an afghan she crocheted of the Police Department shoulder patch for his retirement gift. “Thank you Gina for your awesome talent in designing this afghan. I will cherish this gift forever. This is a gift that will represent the memory of the amazing brothers and sisters I have served alongside, and the great community I once served. Thank you for all of your hard work, your friendship and for always being there. I will miss you!! Tony”

The Columbia City Police Department is accepting applications for lateral transfer to fill a full-time officer position. Applicants must have current ILEA accreditation. Applications are located online on applications and forms page of our website or available at the communications department located on the 1st floor of City Hall, 112 S. Chauncey St. Columbia City, IN 46725. Questions may be forwarded by email to Applications must be received before 4:00 pm on July 19, 2018 to be considered.

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 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 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 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!