Who We Are
Dublin Police Department employees are committed to protecting life, liberty and property. We will provide the highest level of service and work in partnership with our community to ensure public safety.
We will remain dedicated to service and committed to excellence, focusing on the following core values: professionalism, integrity, respect and commitment. Learn more about what that means to the Dublin Police Department (DPD).
What We Do
Chief of Police – Chief Justin Páez leads the Dublin Police Department, focusing on the leadership, direction, guidance and management of the agency. The chief directs and manages all functions, operations, programs, services, activities and resources of the department through partnership with the bureau commanders. The chief also ensures that laws and ordinances are enforced ethically and impartially.
Operations Bureau – This bureau includes the department’s patrol section, K-9 unit, recruiting and field training unit, and Memorial Tournament security. Lieutenant Greg Lattanzi leads the bureau.
Support Services Bureau – This bureau includes the Detective Bureau, Community Impact Unit and Community Education Unit. The bureau focuses on safety for City special events, including the Independence Day Concert and fireworks, as well as the Dublin Irish Festival. Lieutenant Nick Tabernik leads the bureau.
Tech Services Bureau – The Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Center (NRECC) is a nationally accredited consolidated 9-1-1 police, fire and EMS dispatch center serving four municipalities and two townships in Central Ohio. NRECC dispatches police to Dublin, Hilliard, Worthington and Upper Arlington, and fire to Washington Twp. (Dublin) and Norwich Twp. (Hilliard), Worthington and Upper Arlington. The bureau also includes the records, training and accreditation offices. Director Jay Somerville leads the bureau.
DPD’s goals for this year
- Enhance our readiness and demonstrate our ability to effectively respond to and successfully resolve critical incidents and/or major crimes
- Reduce theft offenses throughout the city
- Improve overall traffic safety in the city
- Enhance and demonstrate our ability to effectively address issues of significant community concern
- This goal has led to the creation of the Chief’s Advisory Committee, which meets with Chief of Police Justin Páez, as well as DPD executive staff, to provide valued advice, perspective, recommendations and feedback on significant community-police relations issues. The group includes community members in an open dialogue about policing practices.