We are in service with the purpose to protect,
with the passion to persevere,
and with the utmost pride in our performance.
United in the spirit of teamwork, the Columbus Division of Police will be
a trustworthy, diverse, progressive and community-minded organization
devoted to providing excellent public service. We will be unyielding in purpose
and dedicated to live by our Core Values, which reflect our genuine desire
to care for the safety and well-being of our community and our employees.
Demonstrating excellence with leadership, cooperation, dedication and attention to detail.
Demonstrating appreciation for human dignity, diversity and individual rights while holding reverence for human life above all else.
Consistently adhering to honesty and ethical behavior and accepting responsibility for our actions.
Exhibiting proper conduct and self-control in the face of adversity through a commitment to training and organizational standards.
Serving with passion and a sense of urgency to make a difference in our community.
Attention to Detail
Excellence through commitment to accuracy and completeness.
Sense of Urgency
Direct response to calls for service while exercising due regard for other legitimate needs.
Our new home on the web: www.columbus.gov/police
Chief Kim Jacobs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from The Ohio State University and was a 4-year letter winner for the OSU Women’s Track team. She is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) and the Certified Law Enforcement Executive program (CLEE). Chief Jacobs serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Family Safety and Healing, the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation, and is a member of the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council and Pride Council. Click here for more information about Chief Jacobs.