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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

Bryant,Elaine - Chief of Police

Police Chief Elaine Bryant Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant made history as CPD’s first chief from outside the division, and its first African American female Chief.  Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced Chief Bryant’s selection on June 2nd, 2021, after a nationwide search. - learn more