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Public Safety Director's Office
77 North Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Office: (614) 645-8210
Fax: (614) 645-8268
Office Hours:
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

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Ned Pettus Jr.

Director of Public Safety Ned Pettus Jr. Director Ned Pettus Jr., Ph.D. was appointed the Director of the Department of Public Safety on August 1, 2016.  Director Pettus is excited to be back in a position within the public safety spectrum, which... - learn more

Jeffrey M. Happ

Fire Chief Jeffrey M. Happ Jeffrey M. Happ was named Chief of the Columbus Division of Fire on February 9, 2021, after nearly 28 years of service in nearly every corner of Columbus.   He had served as Interim Fire Chief since May of 2020..... - learn more

Interim Chief Michael Woods

Interim Police Chief Michael Woods Michael Woods is currently serving as Interim Chief of Police for the City of Columbus. Chief Woods was appointed to the Division of Police on April 17, 1988, as a member of the 72nd Recruit Class. He held various assignments as a patrol officer and sergeant primarily on the City’s south and west sides. - learn more