The Columbia Heights Police Department is committed to active partnerships with the community in order to protect life and property, innovatively solve problems, and enhance the safety and quality of life in the communities we serve.
- Committed - As a group, we are committed to the honest and fair treatment of all our community members, while recognizing that each citizen has different needs and values.
- Helpful - Employees of the CHPD will strive to meet the needs of our community and the people that we have contact with. We are mindful that we draw our authority from the public, and it is our mandate to assist others whenever possible.
- Professional - The employees of the CHPD will hold themselves to the highest professional standards, utilizing the best practices in law enforcement to carry out our duties professionally and with integrity.
- Dedicated - The CHPD is dedicated to excellence in its delivery of law enforcement services. We will seek opportunities to serve in a manner that exceeds expectations and adheres to the ideals of the United States Constitution and our professional Oath of Honor.
2016 CHPD Annual Report
The Annual Report includes; a letter from Chief Nadeau, an employee roster, a summary of operations and initiatives, an explanation of crime stats, and many cool photos. We put together the report every year as a way to document the many exciting projects we take on throughout the year. Check out the Annual Report here.
2017 Strategic Plan
Since 2009, the CHPD has operated under a Strategic Plan that outlines goals and objectives in support of our overall mission of creating a safe community. In December 2016, several members of the CHPD staff to include officers, civilian employees and supervisors met to review the 2016 Strategic Plan and develop the new Strategic Plan for 2017. In the weeks preceding this meeting, staff met with community partners including Neighborhood Watch groups and other residents, members of the Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, representatives of the School District, businesses, other city departments and other stakeholders for their input. The plan is available here.
Columbia Heights Police now offering "Safe Exchange Zone"
The public is encouraged to use our designated area in the parking lot to conduct a variety of exchanges. The area is well lit, in plain sight and under 24 hour recorded surveillance. Check out our press release here.
How to Avoid Being a Craigslist Victim
The CHPD highlights various ways criminals are using Craigslist to find victims. Be informed to better protect yourself and read the article here