7/25/11 – Columbus Police Chief Dan Meister has received the go ahead to hire volunteer Auxiliary police members specially trained for use during special civic and emergency events. Meister said job descriptions and training schedules are being completed for the applicants. Meister is also working with Fire Chief Randy Koehn in recruiting a new “Chaplain” for both Departments. The Chiefs met with members of the Columbus Ecumenical Council to initiate recruitment of a new Chaplain. Columbus has been without a Police and Fire Chaplain for over a year.