The Community Service Officer Program was started in 2010 with the use of a Federal Grant. Community Service Officers are civilian employees of law enforcement agencies who are assigned to handle certain non-emergency duties and calls for service. This relieves sworn officers of the burden of handling these types of calls. Types of calls that Community Service Officers (CSOs) typically handle can be grouped into the following general categories:

  • Security checks of businesses, residences and parks
  • Traffic Control
  • Animal Control
  • Parking enforcement
  • Minor municipal ordinance enforcement actions
  • Paper Service
  • Found property incidents
  • Performing errands/special duties for their employing agency


The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is currently establishing an eligibility list for Community Service Officers. Recruitment for this position is ongoing. You can apply by completing the CSO Application provided below. There is also a CSO informational pamphlet available to read below as well.

CSO Informational Pamphlet

CSO Information Pamphlet

CSO Application

CSO Application