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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



Press Releases


Director Pishotti

Director of Public Safety Kate McSweeney-Pishotti Kate McSweeney-Pishotti was named Columbus’ Director of Public Safety on April 17, 2023. - 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

Chief Bryant 042022

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

Support Services Administrator

Support Services Administrator Kenneth Coontz Jr. Support Services Administrator Kenneth A. Coontz has decades of experience in law enforcement and local government. He started his career in public safety in 1993 with the Mansfield Division of Police. - learn more