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Mayor Andrew Ginther outlines the city's timetable for hiring a new police chief on Monday, April 8, 2019.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus is kicking off its search for a new police chief—the 34th in the city’s history.

Clare Roth / WOSU

Columbus city leaders and law enforcement officials gathered at the police academy auditorium on Wednesday to celebrate Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs’ tenure as the city’s top police officer.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced Tuesday that Deputy Police Chief Tom Quinlan will become the interim police chief when Chief Kim Jacobs retires February 8.

Clare Roth / WOSU

Columbus Chief of Police Kim Jacobs plans to retire in February. In a Christmas Eve press release, Mayor Andrew Ginther says the city will launch a nationwide search for Jacobs’ replacement.

a funeral service card bearing the likeness of Tyre King, carried by a mourner outside the First Church of God in Columbus on September 24, 2016.
John Minchillo / AP

On the second anniversary of his death, Tyre King’s family has filed suit against the city of Columbus, chief of police Kim Jacobs and Officer Bryan Mason.

Officer Mason shot and killed King in an Olde Towne East alley while investigating a robbery in September 2016.


Officer Zachary Rosen remains on non-patrol duties as Columbus Police and city leaders investigate circumstances surrounding a video showing Rosen kicking a suspect.

The Militarization of Police Forces

Aug 21, 2014

10 am

SWAT teams and Humvees are essential to diffuse crisis situations, but increasingly, local police departments are using military equipment for routine law enforcement. In light of the clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri, we'll look at a new study on the militarization of American policing, and how Ohio's forces are gaining a military feel.