The search committee for the next Columbus Police Chief has narrowed down its search to two finalists for the position:

  • Thomas Quinlan, Interim Police Chief, City of Columbus Division of Police
  • Perry Tarrant, former Assistant Chief of Police, Seattle Police Department, Seattle, Washington

Police Chief Search Advisory Committee

Police Chief Search Advisory Commitee Members of the advisory committee will help guide the process of finding the best candidates for our community. - learn more

Police Chief Search Timeline

Police Chief Search Timeline Tentative timeline for the police chief search.  - learn more

Police Chief Applications

Police Chief Applicants Information about the top applicants.  - learn more


Calendar Upcoming community engagement events - learn more

Press Coverage

Press Coverage Press coverage of the Police Chief Search - learn more


Materials View press releases, meeting minutes, and supporting documents. - learn more


Videos Watch press announcements and past meetings of the Police Search Advisory Committee. - learn more

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Columbus Division of Police Homepage 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.  - learn more