Colusa Police Department
“The City of Colusa Police Department is dedicated to performing its duties in a business-like, but sensitive, manner. The department adopts a Community Oriented/Problem Solving philosophy to promote a positive contribution to law enforcement and the community.”
Patrol officers are assigned shifts – under general supervision – with the primary goal of protecting life, protecting property, and keeping the peace. A patrol officer is responsible for, but not limited to, providing public assistance, answering calls for service to include traffic accidents and other emergencies, rendering basic first aid/CPR, enforcement of laws and ordinances, vehicle abatement issues, maintaining order, conducting crime prevention efforts, making arrests when necessary, serving warrants, issuing citations, preparing reports, collecting evidence, testify in court, conducting thorough investigations and follow up, and performance of other related activities and duties as may be required. In addition to the above listed duties, members of the Colusa Police give safety presentations to groups, tow abandoned vehicles from City streets, and enforce parking regulations.
The City of Colusa Police Department provides police protection services within the City of Colusa. The main station is located at 260 6th Street. The Police Department has nine sworn full-time officers, including the Chief of Police, one lieutenant, two sergeants and five officers. There is one personnel position consisting of a non-sworn secretary. Additionally, the Police Department has been authorized a tenth position which will become its first full-time detective position. The Police department uses seven vehicles for its services.