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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Columbia City Police Department to protect lives and property of the citizens we serve. We will strive to reduce crime, the fear of crime and use proactive and progressing planning to ensure citizens have a safe community to live, work or play. Officers of the Columbia City Police Department will conduct themselves with honor, integrity and high ethical standards while performing their duties.

About Us

We are located in Northeast Indiana, 20 miles west of Fort Wayne on U.S. 30. The Department was established in 1922 and consisted of only 3 officers. We currently employ 20 full-time officers, 1 civil and have 4 volunteer reserve officers. We proudly serve the residents of the City of Columbia City.

We are currently accepting applications until September 14, 2015 at 3 pm. Any application received after this date and time will not be considered.

Application is located on the Applications and Forms tab to the left.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and under 36 years of age.

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Applications may be turned in at the Administrative Offices located on the 2nd floor of City Hall M-F 8a - 4p or mailed to the address below.

• The physical agility requirements are as follows:

  • Vertical Jump – 13.5 in
  • One Minute Sit-ups – 24
  • 300 Meter Run – 82 seconds
  • Maximum Push-ups – 21
  • 1.5 mile Run – 18 min 56 sec
  • Welcome New Officers

    Please help us welcome 3 new fulltime officers to the Columbia City Police Department. These officers started In July. We are glad to have them join our team.

    Patrolman Metzger Patrolman Metzger

    Patrolman FearnowPatrolman Fearnow

    Patrolman MeeksPatrolman Meeks

    These officers will be doing several hours of training at the department, on the road with field training officers and 16 weeks at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. We are happy to have them join our team.

    General Contact Information

    112 S. Chauncey St.
    Columbia City, IN 46725
    Phone 260-248-5121
    Fax 260-248-5126
    Emergency 911

    Administrative Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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