Community Services Officer
The Powell Police Department is committed to the pursuit of justice, peace, and order through the delivery of effective police services of the highest quality. We strive to accomplish this through a close working relationship with the citizens we serve.
The Powell Police Department Community Service Officer is primarily responsible for the enforcement of local animal control laws and local codes and ordinances. Our CSO routinely patrols the city to ensure the enforcement of animal control codes, including, capturing, removing, and caring for animals. When an animal is found running at large in the city limits it is taken to the Powell Animal Shelter until the owner can be contacted to retrieve the animal. The CSO also investigates animal abuse or cruelty complaints and issues citations for violations as needed.
Other duties of the Community Service Officer include parking enforcement, traffic control assistance, conduct vacation-house checks, funeral escorts, public education, perform fingerprinting services, conduct VIN inspections, and assist with the maintenance and repair of department vehicles.