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Accident (Crash) Reports All Columbus Division of Police electronic accident (crash) reports are submitted to the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS). You may obtain copies of these crash reports via the ODPS website. - learn more

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Fingerprinting Services Electronic Fingerprinting is now required by the State of Ohio in most cases. The Columbus Division of Police utilizes the National WebCheck Service to achieve this requirement. - learn more

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Public Records Requests Need to make a records request? No problem. You may request this information about an incident by completing our "Public Records Request." Additionally, you can also view our records retention schedule. - learn more

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Special Events Several permits issued within the City of Columbus require the approval of our Special Events Office. Additionally, our Special Events Office also can assist with special duty officers. - learn more

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Impound Lot Has your vehicle recently been impounded by the City? Contact our Division of Mobility Options Parking Violations Bureau at 2700 Impound Lot Road on the south side of Columbus. - learn more

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Police Auctions & Events In an effort to reduce the number of items stored in the Police Property Room and Impound Lot, the Division of Police periodically holds auctions to dispose of recovered and unclaimed property. - learn more

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Property Room Power of Attorney Persons who have a valid Power of Attorney to obtain property from the Property Room shall begin the process in one of three ways, in person, via email or via mail. - learn more

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Ohio Department of Public Safety Publications Did you know that the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) can supply local agencies with safety publications via download or mail? Visit the ODPS site to view the publications available to you. - learn more