Community Service Officers

Community Service Officers (CSO's) are non-sworn Public Service Officers whose authority comes from City ordinance rather than state statute. CSO’s respond to calls that do not require a Police Officer. This position falls under Support Services which is a division of Public Safety. CSO responsibilities include:

  • Conducts inspections of private and public property in response to complaints of code violations or proactive enforcement of code violations.
  • Issues Environmental Health and repeat violations notices and citations.
  • Respond to animal control calls regarding dogs at large, barking dogs, dog bites and injured wildlife.
  • Provide transportation detail for Police including delivery of uniforms, equipment and evidentiary material.
  • Transport Police vehicles for computer and portable radio maintenance.  
  • Routine parking enforcement and traffic control.
  • Public assistance with children or pets locked in cars.
  • Recovery and impound of lost property and bicycles.

Most CSO's are students going into law enforcement. This position can be a stepping stone to becoming a Police Officer. CSO's can be reached at 612 861-9823.