To report an emergency, CALL 911.
In a non-emergency situation, call 406-892-3234, fax 406-892-3274 or email
Columbia Falls’ exceptional quality of life is based on a single foundation: When people work together, great things can be accomplished.
The foundation extends to public safety. Crime prevention and enforcement require more than an outstanding police force. It also takes a strong partnership with the citizens and a community that cares. That partnership makes Columbia Falls a great, safe place to live.
What might not be apparent to most of our customers is the number of city, state and federal laws that the department is responsible for enforcing. Officers respond to calls for service, enhance public safety, provide traffic enforcement, investigate all major and minor crimes, transport prisoners to jail and testify in court.
Mission / Values
Click here to see the department’s Mission Statement and Statement of Fundamental Values
- Report a stolen vehicle (.pdf)
- Make a voluntary statement (.pdf, please download page 1 and page 2)
- File a missing person / runaway juvenile report (.pdf, please download page 1 and page 2)
School Resource Officer (SRO) program
Our School Resource Officer program began in 2003. Since then, the SRO has provided a proactive role in campus safety and law-related education to more than 2000 students, staff and visitors each school year.
Being professional, visible and accessible promotes the SRO as a positive role model to the students and staff that will support the efforts of law enforcement at school and in the community. The SRO works closely with school administrators to emphasize prevention through involvement as a teacher, counselor and law enforcement officer.
Columbia Falls Police Officer Jared Haddenham will serve as School Resource Officer beginning September 2016. Officer Haddenham has been with the Columbia Falls Police Department for 8 1/2 years, 3 1/2 years as a full-time officer and 5 years as a reserve officer.
Reserve Police Officer Program
Learn about our Reserve Police Officer Program.
Amber Alert Resources
Visit our Amber Alert Resources page.
Law Enforcement Links
Visit our law enforcement agency links page