Columbus Division of Police Established in 1816, the Columbus Division of Police has over 1,800 officers and 300 civilian employees. The Division covers 20 precincts across the greater Columbus metropolitan area, while serving nearly 800,000 residents.

Our primary focus is the safety of those we serve, while treating our residents with respect, dignity, and fairness. The dedicated men and women of the Columbus Division of Police are continuously engaged in community outreach and making sure to put forth the best trained police force in the nation.

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About Us Learn more about your Columbus Division of Police, including the services we provide, the areas that we cover and the history of our division. Additionally, find out how you can contact us. - learn more

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Recruitment Interested in becoming a Columbus Police officer? Our division offers rewarding careers with outstanding benefits. Help us promote our core values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Discipline & Enthusiasm. - learn more

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James G. Jackson Columbus Police Academy Our state-of-the-art police academy includes scenario rooms, classrooms, a physical conditioning center, gymnasium, aquatic center, tactical training rooms and an auditorium. - learn more

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Our Services In need of a special event permit? Or have a public record request? Or would like to know more about impounded vehicles, or upcoming police auctions? Let us help with this information. - learn more

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Report an Incident Online Our online services allow citizens to submit and/ or retrieve accident and offense reports online. It can also assist in the submission of beneficial narcotics tips. - learn more
The Ohio Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights - learn more

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Citizen Services As a citizen, you can be involved in an array of police activities. Learn more about partaking in a ride-along, being involved in a police academy or being an explorer. - learn more