Police Department

Emergency 911
Non-Emergency 614-525-3333
Office 614-279-9411


It is the mission of the Franklin Township Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve. To reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.


We are looking for you…

Today, blockwatches allow the police and residents to work together to solve issues involving crime and social concerns in your community. Blockwatches are one of the original foundations of community policing and are referred to as the eyes and ears of law enforcement.   Members look out for neighbors and their property and report suspicious activities to the police.

 Through community mobilization, neighbors, businesses, co-workers and students form an active partnership in the community. Blockwatches allow individuals the opportunity to discover common interests and goals that they share with their neighbors.

Please call  614-279-9411 to become a Blockwatch Captain in your neighborhood.


About The Police Department

24 Hour full time service

Due to budget cuts we will not have officers out during the hours of 11P-7A

Chief B. Smith

Our current total manpower:

9 Full Time Officers (Layoff notices have been given to 6 Full Time Officers)

0 Part Time Officers (All part time officers have been laid off)

Our normal operating manpower:

13 Full Time Officers

6 Part Time Officers


Seated within Columbus, Ohio – Inside I270 on the southwest side.

Population: 10,395 (2018)
Area: 7.1 square miles

Other Resources:

Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FranklinTownshipPolice/


Our officer’s wear Body Cameras by Watchguard


Overdose Surges in Franklin Township 2021

Our zip code has one of the highest Overdose death rates in Franklin County. 

In a response to the surges in our community, FCPH has partnered with Franklin Township Police, we are doing Pop-up Narcan Outreach events to supply your communities with the life-saving tool.

If you would like a FREE life saving Narcan Kit, we will be at the Central Point Shopping center on: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Noon to 1pm every week.

100 Free lunches will be offered also.

Get A FREE Narcan Kit



A society which chooses war against the police better learn to make peace with its criminals.


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