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Office of Community Service Officers
The Community Service Officer (CSO) position was established during the early 1970’s as part of a federal training program grant. When federal funding expired, the City of Peekskill took over the funding, creating permanent civil service positions. These officers do not have police powers, but do related duties as assigned by competent authority to assist the police and community.
Community Service Officers are civilian personnel to work in the capacity of Community Service Workers to assist the Police Department in the handling of non-essential police matters under the supervision of an assigned Police Officer or any other ranking officer, sergeant or higher. Some of the duties defines for Community service officers are:
1. Make observations and report any unusual or criminal activities to the police.
2. Enforce all City Parking Ordinances writing summonses when necessary.
3. Enforce other City Ordinances as required and assigned.
4. Handle traffic direction and control as needed and assigned.
5. Will assist in crowd control at special events when assigned or as needed.
6. Work school crossings as needed and assigned.
7. Assist in the Communications Center as needed and as assigned.
8. Assist walking posts for parking enforcement and traffic control as needed or assigned.
9. Handle inter-department mail deliveries as needed or assigned.
10. Make reports on related assignments and activities as needed or as assigned.
11. Will drive a specially marked vehicle “Community Service Unit” marked on each side of the vehicle.
12. Will perform all other assignments and duties as directed by the Chief of Police.
13. METER COLLECTION & REPAIR: insure proper and timely collection of meter fees in the city of Peekskill and to ensure the accountability of the funds received. The following procedures will be adhered to: