The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to provide quality, dependable public safety and emergency service to the citizens of Columbus. The department manages the operations for the divisions of Fire, Police and Support Services. The Support Services division is made up of three sections: Communications, License and Weights, and Measures.  

Department of Public Safety Department of Public Safety manages the operations for the divisions of Fire, Police and Support Services.  - learn more

Columbus Division of Fire Find out about the many services provided by the City of Columbus Division of Fire including fire stations, inspections, safety resources and frequently asked questions. - learn more

Columbus Police Division The Columbus, Ohio, Division of Police is in service with the purpose to protect, with the passion to persevere, and with the utmost pride in our performance. File a report or complaint, learn about cold cases, crime prevention and more. Columbus Police

Calling 911 911 is your tool to get police, fire or medical help to you as quickly as possible when you or someone else is experiencing an emergency situation.
The proper use of 911 will help the City's Safety forces be available to those that really need their help. - learn more

License Section The License Section administers and enforces all laws, rules and regulations relating to licensing requirements for various types of businesses, including food trucks and pushcarts,  charitable solicitations and users of alarm systems. - learn more

Weights and Measures The mission of the Weights & Measures Section is to provide "equity in the marketplace" by attempting to provide a level field of competition for merchants to conduct their business and seek to guarantee no monetary damages to buyers and sellers in commercial transactions.  - learn more

Safe Neighborhoods See what Columbus residents are doing to make their neighborhoods safer.
Coalition for a Nonviolent Columbus
Neighborhood Block Watch
Crime Prevention