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Chief’s Welcome

Welcome to the City of Columbus Police Department website.  I am honored to work alongside a group of talented men and women of this agency and to share in their dedication and passion to serve our citizens. On behalf of the men and women of the Columbus Police Department, thank you for allowing us to serve you.

The Columbus Police Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life, safety and security of the community by providing professional law enforcement. The Badge stands for Public Trust and we will strive to make that happen.  Please come by our department anytime to visit us. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Columbus Police Department is to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve in the City of Columbus by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the U.S. Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment that provides a safe place in which to live or visit.

We will accomplish this mission by dedication to our core values of serviceresponsivenessintegrity and professionalism. We are committed as servant leaders to meet the needs of the citizens and our fellow employees.

We understand that the law enforcement badge stands for public trust and we will work with the citizenry to accomplish the purpose of protecting life and property. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence by upholding the laws of our city, state, and nation.


As members of the Columbus Police Department we accept responsibility for contributing to the quality of life in our community. We believe the character of our Department is best reflected in the quality of service provided by each of our members. We will meet the challenge to provide quality through our mission statement. All that we do will reflect a "commitment" which ensures we merit the support and trust of our community.  The City of Columbus is committed to addressing issues and problems in the community.

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant 

As of July 28, 2017, the Columbus Police Department intends to use its allotment of the Edward Byrne’s Memorial 2017 JAG funding to purchase crime scene diagramming software, cell phone extraction technology, and first responder duty belts.