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OSHP Services

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.


Watch Center

The 24-hour command center serves as a central point for coordinating statewide law enforcement efforts during critical incidents and serves as the ESF-13 Law Enforcement support functions of the State Emergency Operations Center, when activated. As a central collection point, the Watch Center can disseminate information to all statewide and federal partners to multiply your agency’s efforts. The Watch Center offers law enforcement agencies a direct link to Ohio State Highway Patrol resources to assist your agency free of charge:

For more information, contact the Hub or call (614) 466-2660.

Intelligence Unit

The Intelligence Unit provides 24/7 support to internal and external customers with real-time crash, case and traffic stop assistance, as well as long-term, larger-scale case support. Services are offered free of charge to any inquiring law enforcement agency.

Real-time Assistance
  • Phone number searches
  • Traffic stop support
  • Nationwide photo ID requests
  • Social media searches and real-time monitoring
  • Cell Phone pings
  • Record searches
  • Border crossing, immigration and prior drug case queries
Case Support
  • Link charts
  • Phone toll analysis
  • Financial analysis
  • Timelines
  • Suspect identification
  • Ohio RX history
  • Business reports
  • Bulletins- BOLO, Awareness, Officer Safety, Request for Information, Wanted, Drug Tips
  • Event assessment and planning
  • Statistical analysis
  • Predictive crime analysis and mapping
  • Pre-detail intelligence (Shield Details, warrant sweeps, etc.)
  • Training and educational products

For more information, contact the Hub or call (614) 466-2660.

Threat Assessment and Prevention Unit

The Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit analysts, working with Ohio Homeland Security and the Ohio Department of Education, are trained in school and workplace violence threat assessment. They are available to answer questions, receive suspicious activity reporting and field tips regarding school and workplace violence. TAP analysts also monitor the Safer Schools Ohio Tip Line for school related threats.The following is a list of items which should be reported to the TAP Unit through the Safer Schools Tip Line:

  • Bullying incidents (perpetrators and victims)
  • Withdrawn student behaviors
  • Verbal or written threats observed toward students, faculty or school
  • Weapon/suspicious devices on or near school grounds
  • Gang-related activities
  • Unusual/suspicious behavior of students or associates

To report an incident to the TAP Unit call or text 844-SAFEROH

For more information on the Safer Schools Program visit the website at saferschools.ohio.gov.

Contact Us

Call #677 or click HERE to email.

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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