Police Department


The mission of the Columbus Police Department is to maintain peace and order in the community. We seek to accomplish this mission in a fair and consistent manner, exhibiting high ethical standards. Our members are committed to a level of training and education that allows us to provide quality services to the citizens of Columbus.

Payment of Parking Citations

Parking citations should be mailed or paid at the Columbus Police Department, at 159 S. Ludington St.  We accept cash, check or money order.  There is a secure drop box in the lobby for after-hours payments.

Wisconsin Crime Alert

The City of Columbus Police Department is an active member of the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network (WCAN) (PDF).

Sexual Offenders

On the State of Wisconsin, Department of Corrections Sexual Offender Registry (SOR) website you can select a search based on a geographic location or by name.

This is being provided as a public service. The City of Columbus, Columbus Police Department or this website cannot be responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by another organization’s website.

Substance Abuse/Addiction

Are you or someone you know struggling with substance abuse/addiction? If you need help but don’t know where to turn to please contact Prevention And Response Columbia County (PARCC).

Use of Force Policy 

This policy establishes policies and procedures for the Columbus Police Department regarding: the use of force and identifying the responsibilities of officers using force or after it has been used; to provide guidance to officers when persons become injured due to the use of force by an officer; and to provide guidelines for officers for the reporting and review of any officer-involved critical incident. Link to full Use of Force Policy.