Columbus Police Internal Affairs Bureau

1185 East Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43205
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7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
(614) 645-4880 or

About Us

The Internal Affairs Bureau is committed to preserving the integrity of the Division of Police, and maintaining the respect and confidence of the public. The guiding principle by which this will be accomplished will be our unremitting efforts to provide fair, thorough and complete investigations.

Investigators will perform their duties without personal bias, impartiality will be fundamental, and investigations will withstand the test of scrutiny.

The professionalism of our personnel and objectivity of their investigations will inspire confidence in our abilities, encourage open communication with the public, and promote an atmosphere of equal treatment for all.

2023 IAB Annual Report(PDF, 1MB)

2022 IAB Annual Report(PDF, 12MB)

2021 IAB Annual Report(PDF, 1MB)

2020 IAB Annual Report(PDF, 1MB)

2019 IAB Annual Report(PDF, 1MB)

2018 IAB Annual Report(PDF, 2MB)

2017 IAB Annual Report(PDF, 3MB)

Filing a Complaint (Sworn Personnel)

Since July 11, 2022 the Department of the Inspector General has been the only entity accepting citizen complaints of misconduct and/or excessive use of force by Columbus Division of Police sworn personnel. Citizen complaints may be filed in the following manner:

Intake Hotline (24/7):  (614 ) 645-9600
Main Line:  (614) 645-9601
Inspector General Website
In person: 50 W. Town Street, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)

Related: Citizen Police Review Board

Filing a Complaint (Civilian Personnel)

The citizen complaint system is designed to allow people to express their concerns about police service. This system provides a fair, factual, and objective review of an individual’s concern.

Complaints Against Civilian Employees (Process)(PDF, 373KB)

Providing a Compliment

To file a compliment on Division personnel call the Columbus, Ohio Division of Police Patrol Office at (614) 645-4580 and ask to speak with the Patrol Administrative Sergeant.