The mission of the Columbus Police Department is to maintain peace and order in the community. We seek to accomplish this mission in a fair and consistent manner, exhibiting high ethical standards. Our members are committed to a level of training and education that allows us to provide quality services to the citizens of Columbus.
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This policy establishes policies and procedures for the Columbus Police Department regarding: the use of force and identifying the responsibilities of officers using force or after it has been used; to provide guidance to officers when persons become injured due to the use of force by an officer; and to provide guidelines for officers for the reporting and review of any officer-involved critical incident. Link to full Use of Force Policy.