Columbus Police Department

Chief Michael Richardson
Address 123 Washington Street
Columbus IN 47201
Phone (812) 376-2600
Website https://www.columbus.in.gov/police/


Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Columbus - Police Officer $59,997-$71,996 January 01, 2023

COLUMBUS, INDIANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Columbus, Indiana is located approximately 50 miles south of Indianapolis and approximately 60 miles north of Louisville with Interstate 65 running through it. Columbus has a population of approximately 49,000. Columbus is the home of Cummins’ corporate headquarters as well as a blend of commercial, industrial and retail businesses. The Columbus community has a very diverse population of people from various cultures and backgrounds. Columbus Police Department strives to provide professional, courteous and efficient services to our community and visitors.

To demonstrate the professional law enforcement services provided by the Columbus Police Department, CPD has attained dual accreditation. CPD achieved international accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and state accreditation through the Indiana Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (ILEAC). These achievements are a validation of excellence and an assurance that we are constantly making improvements to best serve the citizens of Columbus.

Our goal is to continue building the community’s confidence and trust in our department, and to ensure that we are always providing the professional public safety services that the citizens and visitors of Columbus expect and deserve.


Divisions

Criminal Investigation
Intelligence Led Policing
Narcotics
Public Relations
Parking
Records
Training
Uniform

Special Units

Accident Investigation
Bike Patrol
Bomb Patrol
Drug Recognition Expert
Field Training Officers
Honor Guard
K-9 Officers
Negotiators
SWAT Team

Mission

To Protect and Serve: Our goal is to continue building the community’s confidence and trust in our department, and ensure that we are always providing the professional public safety services the citizens and visitors of Columbus expect and deserve.

Vision

We strive to ensure the safety and well-being of our community by evaluating and improving our services through ongoing quality performance reviews that gauge our current practices to strategies that adhere to the internationally recognized best practices for law enforcement. We practice fair and impartial enforcement of the law that is responsive to citizen needs and are committed to providing professional service that protects lives, property and personal liberties, while developing community partnerships and welcoming the diversity of our citizens.

Core Values

• We have:

o Integrity – We are honest and have strong moral principles
o Duty – We have obligations beyond our moral and legal responsibilities
o Honor – We are fair and uphold the responsibilities of the position in which we are entrusted

• We are:
o Loyal – We are faithful to and fulfill our commitments, obligations and duties
o Responsible – We are accountable for that which is in our power, control and management
o Service Oriented – We are helpful

• We do all this with:
o Excellence – We surpass ordinary standards
o Respect – We treat all people with high regard
o Equality – We treat all people the same

Knowing that professionalism and transparency in law enforcement activities is of upmost importance to the citizens we serve, we worked hard, making a conscious effort to demonstrate to our community that we operate according to our Mission, Vision and Core Values.

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