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To report an emergency, CALL 911.

In a non-emergency situation, call 406-892-3234, fax 406-892-3274 or email

                                                 HAVE YOU HEARD??
The Columbia Falls Police Department is increasing it’s crime fighting arsenal with a new app to help residents connect with the department to find  information, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips from their smartphone.

Developed by tip411, the Columbia Falls PD app puts a powerful new crime fighting tool into the hands of community members of all ages. The Columbia Falls PD app is available for download for free via the Google Play Store by clicking the link below.



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


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Columbia Falls Patrol car with Blue Angels F/A-18

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.

Amber Alert Resources

Visit our Amber Alert Resources page.

Law Enforcement Links

Visit our law enforcement agency links page