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Reporting a Crime

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers

This service provides a three-way link between law enforcement, news media, and the general public by working together to solve crime. They serve Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties. Anyone can go online, text, or call to anonymously report a crime. If an arrest is made, you may be eligible for reward money.
Call or Text to Report a Crime: (614) 461-8477
Administrative Office: (614) 645-4749
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City of Columbus Domestic Violence & Stalking Unit

Facilitates legal action related to cases of domestic violence or stalking, and provides education and support for victims. The unit provides specialized prosecutors to handle domestic violence cases and courtroom advocates to support victims. The website has important information about Protection Orders and FAQs about the court process. The website also lists contact information for prosecutors and victim advocates.
375 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Domestic Violence Director: (614) 645-6232
CHOICES 24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (614) 224-4663

Columbus Division of Police

Individuals can submit an offense report or accident report immediately through the online reporting system and print a copy of the police report for free. Their website also has information on other police services, recruitment, public safety, and press releases. Citizens can also file a complaint regarding police misconduct or excessive use of force.
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency Police Services: (614) 645-4545
Columbus Police Service Desk: (614) 645-4760
Citizen Complaints: (614) 645-9600
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DWAVE (Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere)

Serves Ohio’s Deaf, Deaf Blind, Deaf Disabled, and Hard of Hearing communities by offering culturally affirmative services in response to relationship and sexual violence. Call to speak to a trained advocate for individualized safety planning and case management. Referrals can be placed for material help, legal help, social services, and mental health counseling. They offer 24-hour advocacy for survivors of sexual assault at local hospital emergency rooms. They also hold trainings for volunteer advocates, professionals/providers working with Deaf clients, and Deaf Culture 101.
PO Box 1286, Worthington, Ohio 43085
Videophone: (614) 678-5476
Voice/Text: (614) 887-7233
National Deaf Hotline VP: (855) 812-1001
National 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline Voice: (800) 799-7233

Local Police Agencies

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 immediately. Police Department Non-Emergency Numbers can be used for non-emergency requests and questions regarding public safety and police services.

*Calls handled by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Radio Room: (614) 525-3333

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