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Columbia Heights Shop with a Cop Helps Families in Need
The annual Columbia Heights Police Department Shop with a Cop program set a record in both
donations and number of families helped this year. A total of 17 families got the chance to buy
gifts. This year’s donations totaled more than $7,000.

Sister Cities International Continues Special Bond
The officer exchange between Lomianki and Columbia Heights is just one part of the relationship. Members of the Sister Cities International Committee travel to Poland as well. The Sun Focus describes the bond between the two cities.

Bridging the Divide to Enhance Public Safety
Officer Mohammed Farah of the Columbia Heights Police Department and President of the Somali American Police Association helped the Willmar Police Department facilitate a community dialogue. The West Central Tribune of Willmar has an article about the conversation that took place.

Anti-bullying lessons in Columbia Heights
Many officers and staff from the Police Department participate in reading books with an anti-bullying focus at the school district. The Sun Focus interviewed School Resource Officer Pregler about options for children that are being bullied.

Honest citizen returns $7,000 of lost money
The Sun Focus authors an article on a Columbia Heights man that returned a lost bank bag to a local business owner. The bank bag contained $7,000 in cash and $17,000 in cashiers checks.

40 Under 40
The Police Chief magazine runs a story on the IACP's (International Association of Chiefs of Police) 40 Under 40 Award. This award is given to law enforcement professionals who "demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment." Sergeant Pletcher was one of the year's award winners.

'Eat & Greet' gathers community and officers together
The Columbia Heights Police Department hosted their annual event to connect with Circle Terrace neighborhood. The Sun Focus has a great summary of the event and plans for the upcoming City of Peace Park. 

Columbia Heights Gets All-America A+
Minnesota Cities, a publication of the League of Minnesota Cities recognizes Columbia Heights' award from the National Civic League. 

Sister City Lomianki sends visitors to Heights
The Northeaster Newspaper has an article about the visitors from Poland. The visit was arranged by the Sister City organization. The article details how the visitors spent their time in and around the City of Columbia Heights.

The Importance of Department Wide Youth Outreach
Chief Nadeau writes a featured guest blog spot for the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police). The article focuses on the Youth Outreach Programs of the Department.

National Civic League Newsletter
The National Civic League published an article in their July 2016 newsletter titled "Yes, Virginia, There are Good examples of Police-Community Relations." This article talks about examples of great community policing from the winners of the 2016 All-America City competition recently held in Denver, Colorado. Columbia Heights PD is held up as one example where the police department works with the school district to engage kids in positive relationships with police.

Heights pride is strong at Columbia Heights Council meeting
At a recent City Council meeting attendees that were part of the All-America City Award delegation got to share their experience. The article includes lots of great quotes from the delegation.

Columbia Heights Striving for a better tomorrow
The Star Tribune Editorial Board authored an article discussing the efforts Columbia Heights and its residents have put into winning awards this year. 

Columbia Heights Named 'All-American City'
WCCO-TV shows off the different parts of the city that worked together to earn the All-American City Award. The video has interviews with people from the delegation that received the award.

Columbia Heights wins All-American City Award
The Sun Focus highlights some the community projects that went into the winning nomination from our city.

Columbia Heights beats out Woodbury for All-America City Title
The Star Tribune goes over Columbia Heights' and Woodbury's nominations for the All-America City Award.

Minnesota Columbia Heights PD gets Proactive with Community Policing
This article highlights some of the different efforts the department has undertaken with community policing.

New Dynamic Earns PD DOJ Award
Article in The Municipal magazine examining the improved relationship between CHPD and the Columbia Heights School District. The article notes the improvement in youth after positive law enforcement interactions.

Columbia Heights annual Shop with a Cop benefits more families than ever before
The annual program to help families has went from 4 families in 2010 to 14 in 2015. 

One Street in Minnesota Separates Radically Different Policing Strategies
CHPD efforts in community building are detailed.

Reaching Out To the Community
Article in POLICE magazine detailing some agencies are working to reverse the public's poor perception of police.

City of Columbia Heights launches peace project
Mayor Gary Peterson and Chief Scott Nadeau partner on a multi-purpose building with the intent of adding resources to the community.

Columbia Heights Police Department honored for community policing successes
2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police Community Policing Award Finalist recognition

U.S. Department of Justice awards Columbia Heights superintendent, police chief with national award
2015 US DOJ COPS Office L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award recognition

U.S. recognizes Columbia Heights police-school partnership
2015 US DOJ COPS Office L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award recognition

Columbia Heights Police Department gets proactive
Chief Scott Nadeau and Sergeant Maggie Titus spoke at the Compassion Action Network meeting about community policing.

Columbia Heights Police Department donates bikes to kids
Another partnership between the Columbia Heights Police Department and School District 13 provides bikes to students in need.

The Simple Strategies That Could Fundamentally Change How Communities View Their Police
The president, police experts, activists and even some police officers have called for major changes to the American law enforcement system. Community policing might just be the change police departments need. 

Local peacemakers honored with awards in Columbia Heights
City of Peace Award presented to Columbia Heights Police Department for encouraging peace in the community

Police chiefs on community policing: neighborhood partnerships key
Interview with Chief Nadeau of the Columbia Heights Police Department and Chief Reynolds of the Hopkins Police Department on MPR

Columbia Heights Police Officers get out into the community
Collaboration between the police department and the community have led to reduced crime

Columbia Heights Police Department sees reduction in juvenile, adult crimes
By building partnerships, the Columbia Heights Police Department is reaching out to youth and seeing a notable reduction in crime

Columbia Heights Police change approaches with changing cultures
Columbia Heights has long been a melting pot. As the city becomes even more diverse, the police are hoping to break down cultural and language barriers.

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