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Providing 9-1-1 and non-emergent dispatch services to all city departments, we serve as a bridge from our citizens to public officials, specializing in public safety and municipal utility services. We are proud to be the “First First-Responders” of the City of Columbia City, Indiana.

With a primary focus of police dispatching, our agency also handles after-hours dispatching for municipal electric, street, sewer, water, water pollution control and parks departments. We monitor security cameras throughout the city, greet walk-in customers at City Hall, and process numerous voice and data calls for service daily.


Did you know that Indiana leads the nation in use of Text to 911? In recent months more text messages were placed to and from 911 in Indiana than all other states combined!

Remember, a voice call is always preferred, but texting 911 is also an option.

Please go to our Applications and Forms page by clicking on the link on the left side of the page for an informational flyer about Text-to-911.

Columbia City Communications Personnel

Supervisor Amie Larue

Dispatcher Matt Minier

Dispatcher Shane Caudill

Dispatcher James Wagner

Dispatcher Dave Walda

Dispatcher Marcy Archbold

Dispatcher Meghann Hill

Dispatcher Ed Scott

Dispatcher Sara McGehee

Dispatcher Erin Auer

Dispatcher Christy Erne

We are not currently accepting applications.

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