Recruitment / Volunteer Opportunities


Recruitment / Volunteer Opportunities
Department Information
Badge 1921The Columbia Heights Police Department currently has a sworn staff of 27 full time officers including patrol, community policing, investigations, school liaisons, and a detective assigned to a narcotics task force.  The Police Department has six full time support staff.

We have several programs which we utilize to provide services to the community including:
  • Community Oriented Policing
  • Community Service Officers
  • Cops-N-Kids
  • D.A.R.E
  • Member of the Anoka-Hennepin Drug Task Force

Additional assignments include: D.A.R.E Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, First Aid Instructor, Investigator, School Resource Officer, Taser Instructor, Use of Force Instructor

The Ideal Columbia Heights Officer has...

  • A community oriented approach
  • Great communication skills
  • High integrity
  • High work ethic
  • Self motivation
  • The ability to creatively solve problems
  • The desire to be challenged
Look at our Officer Brochure and CSO Brochure for more info.

The Columbia Heights Police Department strongly encourages those seeking employment opportunities as an officer with the department to obtain their Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or a related field. The ability to speak multiple languages is a plus. We want to extend the offer of doing a ride-along to anyone interested in the Columbia Heights Police Department. A ride-along is a great way to learn more. The form is available here.

Teen Academy
The Columbia Heights Police Department hosts a Teen Academy for interested Columbia Heights High School students. Participants get to go through some of the hands on training that officers do. They will get to tour the department, learn about equipment, and do role playing. The 2017 Teen Academy will take place on October 19th and 20th. For more information contact SRO Jason Piehn 763-706-8116 or Sgt Andy Museus 763-706-8110

Volunteer and internships opportunities are available. For more information please contact Sergeant Andy Museus by calling (763)706-8110.