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The CHPD Cautions Residents to be Aware of Telephone Scams
This is an article that has information on specific scams resident have faced. It includes information on what to do in these situations. Find the article here.

2016 CHPD Strategic Plan
In December 2015, eighteen members of the CHPD staff to include civilians, officers and supervisors met to review the 2015 Police Department Strategic Plan, and develop the new Strategic Plan for 2016.

For more information, and a link to the Strategic Plan document, please click here.

Six Month Implementation Study of the Columbia Heights Police Department Body Worn Camera Program
The Columbia Heights Police Department (CHPD) implemented a department wide body worn camera program in February of 2015.  A six month study of the program was conducted to determine the impact the cameras have made and what improvements should be made to better utilize the technology.   The study, conducted by Sergeant Matt Markham, is now available in .pdf format at:
Six Month Implementation Study of the CHPD Body Worn Camera Program

CHPD Study of Community Oriented Policing Effectiveness
In March 2014, the Columbia Heights Police Department (CHPD) initiated a comprehensive and scientific study which was designed to measure the effectiveness of community policing efforts made by the CHPD since the philosophical change in policing practice in 2009. This study is now complete and we are excited to share the positive findings with the community. With the assistance of educators, department staff, city staff, and other important stakeholders (Columbia Heights Public Schools, other criminal justice partners, etc.), the CHPD gathered and analyzed both quantitative and qualitative data sets to reach several findings on the overall effectiveness of its community policing efforts. While the citizen survey which was a part of the overall study metrics was released in 2014, the entire study is now available in pdf format at:

The Many Degrees of Community Oriented Policing

As the department is interested in performance improvement, community collaboration, and public transparency, we invite the public to read this study and forward any comments or suggestions to the Police Department through phone calls, email, Facebook or at our various community forums.

Summary Data from a Study of Community Oriented Policing Effectiveness.
Paper copies are available at the Columbia Heights City Hall, the Library, and in the lobby of the Public Safety Building.

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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.

Core Values
  • 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.


Scott Nadeau

Chief of Police

825 41st Ave. NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Ph: (763) 706-8100
Fx: (763) 706-8126

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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