The Columbus Division of Police is organized into six subdivisions. The subdivisions include the Public Accountability, Patrol Operations, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Community Services and Support Services. Each subdivision is commanded by a Deputy Chief. (Listed below.) The nature of each task to be performed determines which subdivision has responsibility and authority.
The individual subdivisions are further divided into bureaus or zones, each of which fulfills a more specific mission. Each zone or bureau is supervised by a police commander.
The zones or bureaus are subdivided into sections or watches and are commanded by a police lieutenant or civilian employee of equivalent position. The sections and watches are broken down into precincts, units, squads, or teams. Each is commanded by a police sergeant or civilian.
The Division of Police operates in a semi-military manner. Authority descends from superior to subordinate and responsibility ascends from subordinate to superior.
(Interim) Chief Michael Woods
Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan
Support Services Subdivision
Deputy Chief Richard Bash
Public Accountability Subdivision
Deputy Chief Timothy Becker
Criminal Investigations Subdivision
Deputy Chief Kenneth Kuebler
Special Operations Subdivision
Deputy Chief Gregory Bodker
Patrol Operations Subdivision
Deputy Chief Jennifer Knight
Community Services Subdivision