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Franklin County (OH)


Franklin County, Ohio
County Number 25
OSP District 6 (Columbus)
OSP Post Columbus Metro Post
21 (Delaware)
23 (Lancaster)
45 (Granville)
49 (West Jefferson)
65 (Circleville)
ODOT District 6 (Delaware)
MARCS Zone 1
NWS Office Wilmington
FIPS Code 39049

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Welcome to the Franklin County, Ohio collaboration article. This is where you, the user, may index any articles you develop for scanning related topics for your area.

Contents

Government Communications

Countywide

Most agencies use the City of Columbus and Franklin County Motorola Smartnet simulcast trunking systems.

Cities of Dublin, Hilliard, and Worthington

Dublin (Washington Twp. Fire), Hilliard (Norwich Twp. Fire), and Worthington, suburbs of Columbus, are located in northwestern Franklin County, and operate with Delaware County as part of the Central Ohio Interoperable Radio System.

RR Database listing for Central Ohio Interoperable Radio System

City of Grove City

Grove City, a suburb of Columbus, is located in southwestern Franklin County, and operates its own single-site Motorola Smartnet trunking system, used by their Police and City Services Departments, as well as the Jackson and Pleasant Township Fire and Roads Departments.

RR Database listing for Grove City

Ohio State University

The Ohio State University operates its own single-site Motorola Smartnet trunking system.

RR Database for The Ohio State University

Law Enforcement

Columbus Police

Radio codes

Note: These codes are used by the following police departments in Franklin County - Columbus, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Hilliard, Perry Twp, Reynoldsburg, Sharon Twp, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Whitehall, Worthington, and The Ohio State University.

Code Meaning Code Meaning
10-3 Officer In Trouble 10-34 Nature unknown
10-4 Property damage accident 10-34A Panic alarm
10-4A Property damage hit-skip 10-34B 911 hang-up call
10-5 Injury accident 10-34C Check on well being
10-5A Injury hit-skip 10-35 OVI complaint
10-6 Traffic violator 10-36 Street obstruction
10-6A Auto obstructing 10-37 Official or visitor
10-6B Parking complaint 10-38 Property destruction in progress
10-7 Burglary report 10-38A Property destruction report
10-8 Burglary in progress 10-39 Prowler
10-8A Burglary alarm 10-40 Recovered Property
10-8B B&E in progress - vacant structure 10-41 Robbery just occurred
10-9 Fraudulant documents in progress 10-41A Robbery report
10-10A Bomb threat or suspicious package found 10-42 Robbery in progress
10-11 Stolen file check 10-42A Robbery alarm
10-12 Registration check 10-43 Shooting
10-13 Driving record check 10-43A Shots fired
10-14 Cutting or stabbing 10-43B Shots fired/hunters
10-15 Call home 10-44 Sex crime in progress
10-16 Disturbance 10-44A Sex crime report
10-16A Information/assistance 10-44B Indecent exposure
10-16B Disturbance/mental 10-45 Stolen vehicle
10-16C Loud music 10-45A Stolen vehicle recovered
10-16F Fireworks 10-46 Stranded motorist
10-17 Domestic violence 10-47 Suicide
10-17A Domestic dispute 10-47A Suicide attempt
10-17B Domestic - standby for clothing 10-48 Suspicious vehicle
10-18 DOA 10-48A Suspicious person
10-19 Intoxicated person 10-48G Suspected threat group activity
10-20 Drowning 10-49 Vice complaint
10-22 Animal complaint 10-49A Narcotics complaint
10-23 Errand 10-50 Warrant or wanted person
10-23A Escort 10-50A Felony warrant or wanted felon
10-23B Emergency lockout 10-50B Registered felon, not wanted
10-24 Squad/Medic requested 10-51 Prisoner transport
10-24A Infectious / contagious disease 10-52 Wrecker run
10-25 Fire 10-54 Traffic control
10-25A Trash fire 10-55 House watch
10-26 Fight 10-55A Park, walk, talk (foot patrol)
10-27 Assault or assault report 10-55B Bail bondsman
10-27A Telephone harassment 10-56 Request for meal break
10-28 Homicide 10-57 Request for assistance - backup
10-29 Juvenile complaint 10-58 Guard duty
10-30 Theft in progress 10-60 Emergency response (light/siren)
10-30A Theft report
10-30B Shoplifter
10-31 Missing person
10-31A Missing person returned
10-32 Message
10-33 Person with gun
10-33A Person with knife

Clearance Disposition Codes

  • Code 1 - Report and/or citation
  • Code 1A - False alarm report taken
  • Code 2 - Party advised or No report needed
  • Code 3 - Arrest made
  • Code 4 - Non-arrest situation / Errand complete

Any disposition code followed by the letter "V" indicates that the incident was recorded on video.

Precinct maps

County Police unit numbers

Worthington Police

  • Worthington PD - 3xx
  • Sharon Twp PD - 48x (dispatched by Worthington)
  • Perry Twp PD - 5xx, 6xx (dispatched by Worthington)

Dublin Police

  • Communications Technicians/Incident Dispatchers - 1T77 to 1T99
  • Officers - 110 to 170
  • Corporals - 180 to 185
  • Sergeants - 101 to 109
  • Lieutenants/Bureau Director - 1L1 to 1L3
  • Chief - 1A1

Hilliard Police

  • All Employees - 600 to 690
  • Officers use three digit number
  • Ranks add alpha character after the 6 (ie: 6A1 or 6S22)
  A = Administration
  C = Civilian
  D = Detective/SIU
  K = Canine
  L = Lieutenant
  R = Reserve
  S = Sergeant
  T = Technician

County Radio Codes

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office uses the BSSA codes and signals, as well as the following clearance codes. These codes are used by the Franklin County Sheriff, as well as the agencies dispatched by them - Blendon Twp, Brice, Clinton Twp, Groveport, Madison Twp, Mifflin Twp, Minerva Park, and Obetz. They are also used by Dublin, Gahanna, and New Albany, which have their own dispatch centers as well as their own clearance codes.

Clearance codes

  • A - Party Advised
  • B - Citation issued and/or arrest made
  • C - Complaint unfounded
  • D - Handled by other agency
  • I - Vehicle/property impounded
  • M - Miscellaneous clearance
  • R - Report taken

Sheriff unit numbers

  • 1-99 - County Sheriff
  • T10 series - Sheriff's township contract cars (NW)
  • T20 series - Sheriff's township contract cars (NE)
  • T30 series - Sheriff's township contract cars (SW)
  • T40 series - Sheriff's township contract cars (SE)
  • 200-229 - Clinton Twp
  • 230-249 - Mifflin Twp
  • 250-269 - Minerva Park
  • 270-295 - Blendon Twp
  • 300-319 - Franklin Twp
  • 320-329 - Valleyview
  • 330-345 - Harrisburg
  • 400-419 - Groveport
  • 420-424 - Brice
  • 425-439 - Obetz
  • 440-459 - Madison Twp

Fire/EMS

Departments

Department Unit numbers Location Dispatch freq/TG
Columbus FD 1-34 Columbus Franklin County Public Safety 272 (10 FIRE)
Grandview Heights FD 50 Grandview Heights Franklin County Public Safety 272 (10 FIRE)
Clinton Township FD 60 NE Columbus Franklin County Public Safety 272 (10 FIRE)
Upper Arlington FD 70 Upper Arlington Franklin County Public Safety TG 336 (UA Dispatch)
Norwich Township FD 80 Hilliard Franklin County Public Safety TG 10704 (Norwich Dispatch)

COIRS TG 20033 (NW Alert)

Washington Township FD 90 Dublin COIRS TG 20033 (NW Alert)
Worthington FD 100 Worthington COIRS TG 20056 (Worthington Fire Dispatch)
Westerville FD 110 Westerville Franklin County Public Safety TG 7088 (WST DSP)
Minerva Park VFD (EMS only) 119 Minerva Park Franklin County Public Safety TG 272 (10 FIRE) (For Columbus and Minerva Park)

AND

Franklin County Public Safety TG 7088 (WST DSP) (For Blendon Township)

Plain Township FD 120 New Albany Franklin County Public Safety TG 10480 (MECC Dispatch)
Mifflin Township FD 130 Gahanna Franklin County Public Safety TG 10480 (MECC Dispatch)
Jefferson Township FD 140 Blacklick Franklin County Public Safety TG 10480 (MECC Dispatch)
Whitehall FD 150 Whitehall Franklin County Public Safety TG 10480 (MECC Dispatch)
DSCC Fire 154 Columbus 408.16250 293NAC P25 Digital

/Franklin County Public Safety TG 10480 (MECC Dispatch)

Truro Township FD 160 Reynoldsburg Franklin County Public Safety TG 10480 (MECC Dispatch)
Hamilton Township FD 170 Obetz, Lockbourne Franklin County Public Safety 272 (10 FIRE)
Madison Township FD 180 Groveport, Canal Winchester Franklin County Public Safety TG 272 (10 FIRE)
Franklin Township FD 190 SW Columbus Franklin County Public Safety TG 272 (10 FIRE)
Jackson Township FD 200 Grove City Grove City TG 1616 (JT DISP)
Pleasant Township FD 230 Darbydale Grove City TG 1616 (JT DISP)
Prairie Township FD 240 Lincoln Village Franklin County Public Safety TG 10608 (Prairie Dispatch)
Port Columbus ARFF 400 Columbus Franklin County Public Safety TG 8976 (CMH ARFF)
Rickenbacker ARFF/OANG 220 Lockbourne Franklin County Public Safety TG 9008 (LCK DISP) OANG Base UHF Simplex

Note: Cxx numbers (C-8, C-14, etc) are used by Box 15 units communicating with area fire departments. The Box 15 Club, a non-profit volunteer group, owns and operates the rehab vehicles which respond to extended incidents such as multiple-alarm fires and hazmat responses to provide firefighter rehab services.

Pager tones

Department Frequency Tone A Tone B
Grandview Heights 855.7375 433.7 330.5
Hamilton Twp all-call Trunked 950.0 1180.0
Hamilton Twp 171 Trunked 950.0 1232.0
Hamilton Twp 172 Trunked 950.0 834.0
Prairie Twp 241 Trunked 1820.0 1669.0
Prairie Twp 243 Trunked 382.0 834.0
Central Ohio Severe Weather Net 146.760 368.5 600.9
Upper Arlington 71 Trunked DTMF 71
Upper Arlington 72 Trunked DTMF 72
Upper Arlington 73 Trunked DTMF 73
Norwich Twp all-call Trunked 672.0
Norwich Twp all-call Trunked 900.2? 643.0
Washington Twp all-call Trunked 539.0
Washington Twp 91 Trunked 539.0 615.8
Washington Twp 92 Trunked 539.0 368.5
Washington Twp 93 Trunked 539.0 716.1
Washington Twp 95 Trunked 539.0 510.5
Jackson Twp all-call Trunked 569.1
Jackson Twp 201 Trunked 569.1 600.9
Jackson Twp 202 Trunked 569.1 634.5
Jackson Twp 203 Trunked 569.1 669.9
Pleasant Twp all-call Trunked 600.9
Pleasant Twp station call Trunked 600.9 634.5

Radio codes

  • Signal O - "Oh" Outap Last fire unit leaving scene
  • Signal E - Emergency response requested
  • Signal X - Non-emergency response requested
  • Code 1 - Victim/patient deceased

Note: These codes are used in Franklin County and most of Central Ohio. Some agencies in Central Ohio make occasional use of the BSSA Sheriffs codes, although this is slowly being discontinued in favor of Incident Command System and NFPA recommendations for plain language.

Columbus Regional Airport Authority Units

  • Airport x - Airport Operations
  • Airport 5 - On-duty Operations Supervisor
  • 21 - Ground Transportation
  • 31 - Custodial
  • 41 - Facilities Maintenance
  • 60 - Airfield Maintenance
  • 70 - Airfield Maintenance
  • 300 - Police
  • 400-449 - ARFF
  • 450-499 - Security and Traffic Control

Ohio State University

Unit numbers

  • 1XX - Dept. of Public Safety administrative personnel/dispatchers
    • 101 - Director of Department for Public Safety
    • 106 - Director of OSU Emergency Management
  • 2XX - Police leadership
    • 201 - Chief of Police
    • 202 - Assistant Chief of Police
    • 21X - Police Captains
    • 23X - Police Lieutenants
  • 3XX - Police officers
    • 320 and 353 - K9-1 and K9-2, respectively
  • 4XX - Student Safety Services
    • 400 - Student Safety Services dispatch
    • 401 - Director of Student Safety Services
    • 412 - (PD) Special Duty (overtime) Coordinator
  • 5XX - Hospital security officers
    • 50X - Director of Hospital Security
    • 540 and 541 - hospital parking officers (work closely with T&P)
  • 6XX - Traffic and Parking
    • 600 - Director of Transportation & Parking Services
    • 601 - Associate Director of Transportation and Parking Services
    • 602 - Assistant Director of Transportation and Parking Services
    • 603 to 609 - Enforcement supervisors
    • 61X and 62X - Enforcement officers
    • 63X, 64X, and 65X - Maintenance
    • 67X, 68X, and 69X - Pay facilities
    • 690 - Traffic & Parking dispatch
  • 7XX - Full-time Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) bus drivers
    • 701 - CABS handivan dispatch
    • 702 to 709 - Supervisors
  • 8XX, 9XX - Student CABS bus drivers
    • 800 - Unofficial number for calling "base", i.e. any supervisor
    • 801 and 802 - Service crew supervisors (students)
    • 803 to 805 - Student trainers
    • 806 to 809 - Student supervisors
  • 9XX - Security and Fire Prevention
    • 900 - University Central Alarm Center
    • 910 - Wexner Center Security dispatch
    • 91X - Wexner Center Security supervisors

Police Department

  • "50R" refers to Blankenship Hall (OSU police station) (e.g. "331 is 50R" means that the officer with unit number 331 is at Blankenship.)
  • "861R" refers to Moody Hall (OSU Emergency Management and Fire Prevention, as well as Columbus Division of Police Precinct 4 Substation and Community Crime Patrol HQ)
  • OSUPD 10-codes are nearly identical to Columbus Division of Police 10-codes.

Transportation and Parking Services

  • Traffic and Parking uses OSUPD 10-codes with a few minor modifications.
  • The Campus Area Bus Service uses its own 8-code system:
    • 8-4 is affirmative/understood
    • 8-6 is out of service
    • 8-7 is in service
    • 8-8 is a request to repeat the last transmission
    • 8-9 is a lunch break
    • 8-20 is a unit's current location
    • 8-33 is an emergency (life-threatening)
    • 8-50 is an accident without injuries
    • 8-51 is an accident with injuries
    • 8-100 is a suspicious person

Hospital Security

  • Hospital security uses its own set of 10-codes which do not correspond with PD's codes.

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