Welcome to the Columbus Police Department website! As Police Chief, I am extremely proud of our police department and the city we serve. Our mission is simple…. “to protect and serve.” We accomplish that mission by hiring the best and brightest police officers. We utilize cutting edge technology and equipment to make our department as efficient and effective as possible. We strive for excellence in all that we do. We are currently seeking national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), which is a 2-3 year process.
A close relationship with the community is critical to our success. We offer several programs for little or no charge as part of our community policing and crime prevention efforts such as precision driving for teens, citizen firearms academy, summer youth academy, DARE, and PAAL sports leagues.
Please browse our website and contact me if you have any questions.
Jon Rohde, Chief of Police