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Community Engagement & Outreach Services As a community member, we want to engage with you. From bike patrols to block watch programs to National Nights Out, we provide a large array of services to the communities we serve. - learn more

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Crime Victims Rights Toolkit The Crime Victims Rights Toolkit serves as a self-help resource for crime victims. The Toolkit is designed to help victims of Ohio and federal crimes understand and exercise their rights. - learn more

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Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events With all of the active shooter/ active aggressor events and other critical incidents happening across the world, it only makes sense to be prepared. C.R.A.S.E. classes provide FREE training to the community from sworn officers who are experienced Division trainers. - learn more

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Citizen Ride Alongs Have you ever wondered how it may feel being a police officer on patrol? Now is your chance... Experience a day-in-the-life of our dedicated men and women officers on a ride-along. - learn more

Citizen Police Academy The Citizen Police Academy is a free community education program intended to build lasting relationships between participants and police, with the goal of reducing crime and achieving the best police service. - learn more

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Compliments & Complaints We're committed to providing quality service to all individuals in the City of Columbus. Our work impacts the quality of life in our community, so let us know if you have a complaint. - learn more

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Human Resources & Civilian Positions Interested in being part of the Columbus Division of Police? Read more about our Human Resources Bureau, and some of the civilian professional and technical positions represented within the Division. - learn more

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Internet Purchase Exchange Zones In response to concerns about citizen safety, the City of Columbus, Department of Public Safety has established Internet Purchase Exchange Zones. - learn more

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Open Carry in Ohio One does not need to have a concealed carry permit, or any other specific permit or license, to openly-carry a firearm in Ohio. However, like most rights, the right to openly carry a firearm is not unlimited. - learn more