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Public safety

Keeping our community safe

Public Safety at Columbus Regional Airport Authority is responsible for providing safety, security, and quality service to airport communities, while fostering trust and respect and adhering to the philosophy that whenever possible, do good for others.

Mission statement:

To accomplish this mission, we rely on a talented team of public safety professionals who staff our Communication Center and accredited Airport Police department around the clock. Additionally, we collaborate with well-known organizations such as Rural Metro for on-airport firefighting and emergency medical service, and Allied Universal for traffic control on airport property. Every day we join forces to ensure the safety of our airports.

Airport Police

A small group of dedicated individuals started the Columbus Regional Airport Authority Police Department in 1995. It has since become a full-service law enforcement agency accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Find out more about our police force, specially trained teams, and career opportunities.

Police report copies may be obtained by filling out our online form. If you need to make a report, call our communications center at 614.239.4029.

Communication Center

A centralized hub at John Glenn International provides 24/7 monitoring of security equipment and dispatching of emergency assistance requests.


Our Allied Universal partners ensure the safe flow of traffic at John Glenn International’s arrivals and departures terminal curbs and drives.

Firefighting and EMS

Rural Metro’s highly trained team staffs the airport’s aircraft rescue, firefighting, and EMS units.

Lost & Found

Items found in the airport and turned in to the Lost & Found property room are meticulously recorded. We keep items for 90 days and make every effort to contact owners.

CALEA public portal

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

Important: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA Accreditation.