The Columbus Division of Police (CPD) is committed to innovation, high quality customer service, and building strong relationships across the community in order to improve public safety. CPD prides itself in being at the forefront of transparency, technology, and service when protecting the citizens of Columbus, Ohio.
CPD is proud to present its mobile application, Columbus Police mobile app. The app is free to the public and gives users access to the latest news, photos, videos, events, crime alerts and public safety information, no matter where you are. In addition, the application offers a special feature for submitting anonymous tips. Join us in working together to make the city of Columbus a safer place for our communities and families.
The following features are included in the application:
•Media Releases: Read the latest news from the Chief and members of the Division.
•Crime Maps: View real-time crime maps of activities in your neighborhood or across the city.
•Submit a tip: Be the eyes and ears of CPD and help the Division by submitting tips to help fight crime. The application has the capability to allow users to anonymously chat with an investigator.
•Alerts: Sign up for alerts that can be delivered to your cell phone or email.
•Twitter: Follow and communicate with CPD through a direct link to the Division’s Twitter account.
•Facebook: Review the latest CPD information on Facebook and become a friend of the Division.
•Nextdoor: Sign up for Nextdoor and get citywide information, as well as neighborhood-specific information.
•Ring Neighbors: Sign up for Neighbors by Ring and get instant crime and safety alerts from your Neighbors.
•Videos: Watch videos from CPD’s YouTube Channel.
•Instagram: Users have direct access to the CPD Instagram page.
•CPD Recruiting: Find out everything you need to know about applying to become a Columbus Police Officer.
•File a report: File some non-emergency police reports and accident reports online.
•Links: Access other City of Columbus department links and other area agencies.
•Police Substations: Easily locate all CPD police stations and locate the substations on a map.
Through the “i” Information icon:
•Email Feedback: Provide feedback to CPD. Help us improve our services by providing suggested improvements and new features you would like to see added.
•Project Information: This application is powered by, and was developed in collaboration with MobilePD, Inc.
The Columbus Division of Police will be adding features in the future so please select automatic updating when you download the application and stay tuned.
Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Nice to have all info in one place, but how many corners were cut?
Not optimized for iPhone X/XR/XS that have been out for almost 2 years now. The section to file an accident report just redirect you to whichever webpage has the applicable report on it, where you are instructed to download or print out a PDF. This is NOT mobile friendly! Why can’t I just fill out the info right there, easily click and attach pictures from the incident, and be done?
Having the link to the Contact Us page with all of the phone numbers is great and all, but there’s no organization to them at all. I appreciate having the non-emergency number right at the top, but nothing else is easy to find. Where’s the search bar at the top so I can type in the division or unit I’m trying to reach?
Nice concept, but so many quick wins that were just ignored.
Crime Map doesn’t work
Does seem like this was ready to be released. Crime map does not work. Using iPhone X with latest update.
- City of Columbus, Ohio
- 71.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © MobilePD, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.