Founded in 1831 as a one-man Department under Ephraim C. Brandy, The Columbus Police Department is committed to providing the citizens of Columbus with excellence in law enforcement that will improve the quality of life for all residents of the Chattahoochee Valley. We are furthermore committed to maintaining our partnership with the community in a manner that continues to promote confidence and trust in the Columbus Police Department.
With a staff of dedicated professionals, the Columbus Fire and EMS department has served our community for more than 180 years, providing high quality fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials response, and rescue services to the citizens of Columbus from fourteen locations throughout the City. The department is currently organized into five divisions: Fire Prevention, Operations, Administrative Services, Training, and the Office of Emergency Management. The Chief of Fire and Emergency Medical Services serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for the overall operation of the department. The Chief reports directly to the Mayor who also serves as the Public Safety Director.