About Us

Police Badge and Mission

The Division of Police is a community-focused, professionally-minded law enforcement agency led by Chief Jeffrey Spence. It is comprised of 55 full-time sworn officers, three part-time sworn officers, 11 communications technicians, six reserve (volunteer) officers and four civilian support staff members. The Division is divided into three bureaus - Administration, Investigations and Operations.

The Gahanna Division of Police is a certified law enforcement agency through the Ohio Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board.

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  • Non-emergencies 614-342-4240

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From Chief Jeff Spence

Former IBM CEO John F. Akers once said, "Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action, and give them your ultimate trust." The Gahanna Division of Police strives to embody our City's core values of Professionalism, Pride, Integrity, Purpose-Driven, Enthusiasm, Respect, and Commitment. As Chief of Police, I am committed to embracing these core values by providing exceptional, leading-edge and transparent policing services to our community and its stakeholders.