When should I call the non-emergency number, instead of 911?
First… When in doubt… Call 911!
However, a non-emergency call for service is any non-life threatening situation or report that does not require an immediate police response. For all non-emergency calls, citizens should utilize the Columbus Police non-emergency telephone number 614-645-4545. A number of non-emergency police requests can also be handled through this website Make a police report. Mainly citizens can use the online police reporting system to report any non-injury motor vehicle accident, any theft of property or property destruction with an unknown suspect with the value or damage under $3,000.00 You can only file the report if the place of the incident occurred within city limits.