What We Do

The Dublin Police Department consists of multiple work units that are focused on dedicated service and commitment to protecting life, liberty and property.

Operations Bureau

The Operations Bureau consists of the patrol officers, the Records Department, and the drone and bike officer unit.

Patrol (District Officers)

Police officers are assigned to six different zones throughout the Dublin community to ensure safety coverage by an officer.

Drone Unit

Formed in 2020, the drone unit consists of 17 trained pilots operating six drones to provide public safety in our community. Since its inception, the unit has flown over 1,200 missions, compiling more than 250 flight hours to assist with locating missing people, special event security, scene mapping, locating fleeing suspects, traffic enforcement planning and providing mutual aid for other public safety partners. Drones have become an integral part of both patrol and specialty unit operations.

Records Department and Property & Evidence

The Records Department includes both the records function and the property and evidence function of the agency. The Records Department provides assistance to department personnel as well as the public. Duties include assisting visitors, disseminating reports, expediting non-emergency calls, processing requests for body-worn camera and cruiser video, record checks, medication disposal and impound releases.

Bike Patrol

The police department has a dedicated fleet of police bikes and officer operators to further public safety and community engagement. This unit provides officers with enhanced opportunities to be more visible and available to residents, as well as the ability to patrol certain areas not always accessible in a police cruiser.

Bike officers play an integral role in special event security, especially during the Memorial Tournament. Our bike officers have extensive training and are committed to continuing to provide community service and interact with our residents.

Support Services

The Support Services bureau consists of the detective unit, Community Impact Unit and Community Education Unit, special event security, and the wellness committee and peer support functions.

Detective Unit

Detectives are responsible for the investigation of crimes, specifically those of a serious nature, background investigations of candidates for jobs within the agency, and investigations of conditions or circumstances that might result in opportunities for criminal acts.

Under the coordination of the Support Services Bureau commander and the direct supervision of the detective sergeant, detectives will be responsible for following up on leads, canvassing neighborhoods, interviews and interrogations, crime scene processing, collection and preservation of evidence, preparing cases for presentation in court, and other duties necessary to bring assigned cases to completion. 

Community Impact Unit  

The Community Impact Unit, known as the CIU, utilizes crime and crash analysis, criminal intelligence and review of other information sources as part of a systematic identification of these issues.

CIU investigators will engage in proactive investigations using a combination of criminal intelligence, human and technical surveillance, undercover operations and standard investigative techniques to solve crimes, prevent additional crimes, and to identify, locate and apprehend offenders.

CIU traffic officers will engage in proactive traffic enforcement, education, partnership with other city departments and community outreach activities in an effort to reduce crashes in high-crash areas, to reduce speeding in areas identified as having speeding issues, and to resolve traffic complaints.

Community Education Unit

This section of the police department aims to educate the public and offer protection inside the Dublin City Schools buildings. The Community Education Unit, known as the CEU, includes one lieutenant, one sergeant and seven School Resource Officers. The CEU aims to connect with the community through education and engagement campaigns to build relationships between the public and the police department.

School Resource Officers

School Resource Officers, or SROs, work to bridge the gap between police officers and students, helping to

  • increase positive attitudes toward law enforcement,
  • encourage more cooperation between students and police,
  • reduce juvenile crime,
  • and develop an atmosphere conducive to learning.

Meet the SROs who work to keep Dublin City Schools students safe throughout the school year.

Special Event Security

The Dublin Police Department provides safety and security measures for marquise events such as the Dublin Irish Festival, Independence Day celebration and the Memorial Tournament. Officers partner with federal, state and local law enforcement partners to ensure patrons have a safe and enjoyable experience in the City of Dublin.


Police continually use the standards provided by CALEA to enhance public safety services for the city. The accreditation process consists of three major categories: statistical and annual reporting, annual file review, and on-site assessment.

Wellness Committee and Peer Support

The Dublin Police Department Wellness Committee focuses on a comprehensive wellness initiative to improve and enhance the quality of life and job enrichment for all members of the agency by using a holistic approach. The wellness committee helps to change the culture of the organization regarding the many aspects of mental health, wellness and resiliency. In turn, members are equipped to provide the highest level of service in each interaction with the community and other law enforcement stakeholders. 

The department has also established a Peer Support and Assistance Team (PSAT), a voluntary group of trained personnel that provides mental health support in times of need or crisis for police department personnel and their families. This team aims to minimize the harmful effects of stress (personal or professional), particularly those arising from crises, utilizing voluntary, confidential one-on-one peer support, pre-and post-incident education and debriefing, and ensuring connectivity with additional support resources for agency members.

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Non-Emergency Service
: 614.889.1112

Dublin Justice Center
Address: 6565 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614.410.4800 | Fax: 614.761.6535

Justice Center Hours: Open 24/7
Records Department Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Court Services
Phone: 614.410.4920 | Fax: 614.761.6598

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Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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