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Emergency Services


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Reasons to call 911 Any immediate threat to a person's life, any fire situation, any crime in progress, any "unknown" type of situation

988 Suicide & Crisis Hotline

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We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 988 for the national hotline.

Columbus Fire Department

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The mission of Columbus Division of Fire is to serve our community by preventing emergencies through education and inspection. Minimizing injury, death, and property destruction due to fire, natural disaster and other emergencies while providing timely and effective emergency medical services. Call 9-1-1 for fire emergencies. The main office is at 3639 Parsons Ave Columbus, Ohio 43207 and Columbus Fire Station 17 in Hilltop is located is 2250 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43223 - phone number (614) 221-3132. Request FREE battery operated smoke and carbon monoxide alarms with installation at 614-724-0935.

Columbus Police Department

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Emergency: 911; Non-Emergency: (614) 645-4545; Service Desk: (614) 645-4760

Established in 1816, the Columbus Division of Police (CPD) has over 1,800 officers and 300 civilian employees. The Division covers 20 precincts across the greater Columbus metropolitan area, while serving nearly 800,000 residents. CPD's focus is the safety of those we serve, while treating our residents with respect, dignity, and fairness. The dedicated men and women of the Columbus Division of Police are continuously engaged in community outreach and making sure to put forth the best trained police force in the nation. The main office is located at 120 Marconi Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215.

Community Crime Patrol

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Community Crime Patrol, Inc. (CCP) is a not-for-profit, community-based, crime prevention organization that deploys teams of specifically-trained citizen patrollers in several neighborhoods around Columbus, Ohio. Acting as a set of eyes and ears for the Columbus Division of Police, CCP has a basic mission of getting the police to situations where they are needed CCP is a group of highly-trained citizen patrollers working to increase safety in Columbus neighborhoods. Equipped only with flashlights, two-way radios, and their training, CCP patrollers deter criminals, build neighborhood awareness of crime prevention techniques, assist in the apprehension of suspects, and provide first aid when needed. There are currently 15-20 patrollers in five neighborhoods, including the Hilltop and Franklinton. CCP is headquartered in the Moody Hall Neighborhood Policing Center (248 E 11th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201). CCP-Franklinton. was implemented in April 1996, with teams patrolling six nights per week (excepting Sundays) from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. An additional unit is assigned Sunday - Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. to midnight. Implemented in April 1995, CCP-Hilltop works in cooperation with a CPD Officer assigned to carry our radio and is staffed six nights per week (excepting Sundays) from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. An additional unit is assigned Sunday - Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. to midnight.

LSS 211

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LSS 211 (formerly HandsOn Central Ohio) provides information and referral resources to Franklin county residents. Office hours are 8:30AM-4:30PM and the Call center is 24/7.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

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Call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233), or Text "START" to 8878

Domestic violence is a terrible and increasingly pervasive problem that tears apart families and communities. Victims and their children who are living with an abuser need a safe place to go to break the cycle of violence and begin the healing process. LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence has been the sole resource for victims seeking shelter in Franklin County for more than four decades.

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