Columbus Police Department

About the CPD

The Columbus Police Department is made up of 5 sworn police officers and a K9 unit who serve a population of nearly 2,000 people. The officers patrol within the city limits which is approximately 1.35 square miles.

Our Vision
The vision of the Columbus Police Department is to provide excellent service to those we serve and protect. We achieve this by being an integral part of our community. We demonstrate our commitment by providing quality service, accountability, and community involvement. We constantly evaluate and improve our services so our citizens can enjoy a safe and positive environment.

Our Mission
The ultimate mission of the Columbus Police Department is to provide public safety and preserve order for our citizens, visitors, schools, and businesses. We accomplish this while guarding, without prejudice, the liberties of all those we encounter. We must be both approachable and transparent as an agency to become part of the community we serve. Our responsibilities are varied, and we are committed to deliver superior service by interacting with our community to identify and solve problems.

Police Department Location & Hours
The Columbus Police Department is located on the first floor in the Columbus City Hall Building.
408 E 1st Ave N
Columbus, MT 59019

Mailing Address:
PO Box 549
Columbus, MT 59019

In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

(406) 322-5326

(406) 322-5313 ext 103
Chief Uecker: (406) 322-5313 ext 110
Officer Zachary – School Resource Officer: (406) 322-5313 ext 111
Officer Church: (406) 322-5313 ext 112
Officer Grieshop: (406) 322-5313 ext 113
Officer Vance: (406) 322-5313 ext 114
Animal Control: (406) 322-5313 ext 115

Fire Department
The Fire Hall is located at 944 E Pike Ave.

Chief Rich Cowger