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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.

Text-to-911

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.

We are accepting applications.

The City of Columbia City has an opening for a full-time Telecommunicator for the Communications Department/Dispatch. ($55,000 a year after completion of probation).

Applicants must be able to work any shift, weekends, and holidays.

Applications and job descriptions can be obtained at the Communications Department (24 hours) located at City Hall 112 S. Chauncey St or by clicking on the links below.

Applications will be accepted until 3:00 pm Monday November 29, 2021.

Completed applications can be hand delivered to the Communications Department or emailed to scaudill@columbiacity.net

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**If forms are filled in online, please be sure to print out your forms before closing your browser.**

Columbia City Communications Personnel

Dispatcher Caudill Supervisor Shane Caudill

Supervisor LaRue Dispatcher Amie Larue

Dispatcher Minier Dispatcher Matt Minier

Dispatcher Wagner Dispatcher James Wagner

Dispatcher Walda Dispatcher Dave Walda

Dispatcher Archbold Dispatcher Marcy Archbold

Dispatcher Scott Dispatcher Ed Scott

Dispatcher McGehee Dispatcher Sara McGehee

Dispatcher Auer Dispatcher Erin Auer

Dispatcher Nora Wright

Dispatcher Jeremy Conrad