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Office of Finance and Logistics

Fiscal Services

Fiscal Services manages funding for the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The section manages funds and provides reporting and forecasting to the Patrol superintendent and the director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The biennial budget for the Division is written by employees in Fiscal Services. Data and reports from all components of the Patrol are utilized to generate an accurate and responsible budget submission.

Fiscal Services processes over 40,000 invoices each year, and scores of vendor contracts are referred to daily as financial analysts process payments. Employees manage a variety of funds from the operating account to federally supported funds. Major operations of the Highway Patrol typically begin and end within the scope of Fiscal Services. Personnel costs, as well as equipment expenditures, must be considered when deploying resources during critical incidents.

The Patrol’s budget is divided into three main areas. Of the Patrol’s operating budget, approximately 78 percent is spent on human resources, 15 percent is used for maintenance items, and 7 percent is earmarked for equipment needs. Funding for the Patrol now consists largely of fees received from license and registration fees.

The Financial Services commander is the Patrol liaison with the Department of Public Safety Facility Management. The commander provides oversight of the maintenance and construction at the district headquarters, patrol posts and general headquarter sections.


The Fleet Section is responsible for all Ohio Department of Public Safety vehicles. The section prepares specifications and purchases vehicles in addition to the routine inspection, assignment and salvaging of the vehicles. Fleet is also responsible for maintaining data in the statewide vehicle cost computer system and operating a fuel card program. They also review all fleet-related invoices, install decals and seat covers on enforcement vehicles and operate motor pools at the Shipley Building and at the Alum Creek Facility.

The Hub

To request services from the Hub, call (614) 466-2660.

The Hub is a collaboration of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's 24/7 Watch Center, Intelligence Unit, and Threat Assessment and Prevention Unit. The Hub is also home to our statewide dispatch management and serves as the afterhours reporting location for Ohio Homeland Security's State Fusion Center.

The Counter Terrorism Unit is comprised of officers assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. These investigators work in partnership with various federal, state and local law enforcement officials to investigate matters related to terrorism and homeland security.

Communications Center

Dispatchers receive and transmit radio communications. They dispatch patrol officers and operate equipment for the purpose of law enforcement, traffic control, accident investigation, motorist assistance and security on behalf of the Ohio Department of Public Safety and other state law enforcement agencies.

Dispatchers operate the Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) terminal which will receive and transmit messages. They interpret messages received and routes the information to the appropriate person. Dispatchers also maintain radio log, prepares and types reports, maintains proper files for correspondences and reports, while interacting with the general public who need information or directions.

Computer Operations/LEADS

The Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) is the criminal justice information network for Ohio law enforcement. Under Ohio Revised Code Section 5503.10, the superintendent of the Highway Patrol is responsible for the administration of LEADS and implementing rules for the operation of and participation in the LEADS program.

The Computer Operations Unit provides service for all Highway Patrol computer systems and supports systems infrastructure at campus buildings, Highway Patrol posts, Bureau of Motor Vehicles field offices, LEADS agencies and in enforcement and specialized vehicles.

Business Operations

LEADS Business Operations oversees all operational aspects of LEADS, which includes processing misuse allegations and investigations, law enforcement agency applications for FBI-issued originating agency identifiers, FBI-required monthly record validations, expungement requests, and all LEADS agency requests for service.

Auditing & Training

The Auditing & Training Unit conducts on-site audits to ensure appropriate use in accordance with FBI and LEADS operation manuals and conducts training for LEADS terminal agency coordinators, annual in-service, basic LEADS use and other specialized topics.


LEADS Security works closely with Ohio law enforcement agencies to implement the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Security Policy requirements, which protect against unauthorized access to or release of criminal justice information. The unit conducts FBI-required technical security audits of LEADS agencies, which include on-site interviews, inspections and finding remediation.


LEADS Control is the 24/7 help desk for LEADS users. The unit monitors the health of the LEADS core message switching system and network and provides assistance to users including troubleshooting service impacting issues, making LEADS entries, resetting passwords, validating records and LEADS certification.

Network Operations

The Network Operations Unit provides network services for the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The unit supports network infrastructure in the datacenter, campus buildings, and at remote sites.


LEADS Programming administers a software suite, which includes hotfiles, archive and retrieval, validations, operator aid, core message switching and the end-user application, to deliver timely criminal justice information on a 24/7/365 basis to Ohio law enforcement. Staff develop and support applications that enable mobile access to criminal justice information, provide business operations continuity and support other areas of the section.

Contact Us

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Physical Location & Certified Mail Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mailing Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
PO Box 182074
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2074

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