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Community Service Officers
DutiesCommunity Service Officers
The Police Department employs two community services officers (CSOs). Their duties include the investigation and abatement of abandoned vehicles within the city, animal control and ordinance enforcement, and support of police fleet maintenance.

CSOs investigate reports of abandoned vehicles and monitor and remove those vehicles as needed. CSOs also provide support for the department’s fleet by assisting daily with monitoring maintenance and by transferring fleet vehicles for maintenance or repairs. When needed, the community service officers assist with school crossing guard duties.

CSOs respond to a variety of animal complaints, including loose animals, nuisance animals, neglected and abused animals, and animal bite reports. CSOs conduct more in-depth investigations of some complaints and issue citations for violations of city ordinances.

Pet Care
Community service officers also monitor the humane treatment of animals and provide pet care education to the community. The public is invited to annual clinics conducted by the CSOs, and pet owners are invited to have identification micro chips implanted for the small fee of $10, so that if the animal becomes lost, it can be traced back to its owner. Vaccinations and pet licenses are also available at these events for the convenience of pet owners. CSOs also conduct an annual straw giveaway for any pet owners in need of such warm bedding for their pets.

Educating Students

The community service officers offer animal care education presentations to children from kindergarten through high school. Kindergarten children are taught animal awareness and about animal bites. High school level students are provided with general information geared more toward book reports or animal control as a possible career.