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:
- Conduct inspections of private and public property in response to complaints of code violations. Issues Environmental Health and repeat violations notices and citations.
- Proactively enforces city code violations observed in the community.
- 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.