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Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) (OH)


Contents

Signals

  • 1 - Out of service
  • 2 - In service
  • 3 - Out of service, subject to call
  • 4 - Out of service, equipment failure
  • 5 - Rush
  • 6 - Reference previous traffic
  • 7 - At your convenience
  • 8 - Unable to copy, change location
  • 9 - Unable to answer at this time
  • 10 - Call ___ by phone
  • 11 - Call GHQ by phone
  • 12 - Call DHQ by phone
  • 13 - Call your post by phone
  • 14 - Call radio by phone
  • 15 - Call home by phone
  • 16 - Technical problems with computer
  • 16A - Technical problems with functional portion of LEADS
  • 17 - Crash report number
  • 18 - Have traffic - relay
  • 19 - Relay by phone
  • 20 - Contact ___ in person
  • 21 - Contact GHQ in person
  • 22 - Contact DHQ in person
  • 23 - Contact your post in person
  • 24 - Contact radio in person
  • 25 - Contact home in person
  • 26 - Dispatcher alone on post
  • 27 - Improper procedure
  • 28 - Post secure
  • 29 - Relay in person
  • 30 - Fatal traffic crash
  • 31 - Non-injury traffic crash
  • 31A - Injury traffic crash
  • 32 - Traffic jam/road blocked
  • 33 - Drowning
  • 34 - Motor vehicle fire
  • 35 - (Not listed)
  • 36 - Other fire
  • 37 - Disabled vehicle
  • 38 - Eating
  • 39 - Location
  • 40 - Emergency
  • 41 - Immediately
  • 42 - Be on station
  • 43 - All units phone your post
  • 44 - All units report to post
  • 45 - Resume regular patrol
  • 46 - FCC inspector on post
  • 47 - Canine needed at my location
  • 48 - Stand-in examinee
  • 49 - Prior fleeing/eluding conviction
  • 50 - Prior resisting conviction
  • 51 - Plane crash
  • 52 - All hazardous incidents
  • 53 - Hazardous load
  • 54 - Wrecked truck - hauling explosives
  • 55 - Explosion
  • 56 - Train crash
  • 57 - Bomb scare
  • 58 - Suspect can hear radio
  • 59 - Permits
  • 60 - Convoy/reference convoy
  • 61 - Subject has weapon
  • 62 - Concealed Carry Permit Holder
  • 63 - Sex Offender
  • 64 - Suicidal Subject
  • 65 - Domestic violence incident/alert entry
  • 66 - Violent offender alert(s)
  • 67 - (Not listed)
  • 68 - (Not listed)
  • 69 - (Not listed)
  • 70 - (Not listed)
  • 71 - (Not listed)
  • 72 - (Not listed)
  • 73 - Prisoner
  • 74 - Incarceration
  • 75 - Wanted person/property (felony)
  • 76 - Wanted person/property (misdemeanor)
  • 77 - Wants/warrants check
  • 78 - Criminal history not wanted
  • 79 - Mentally disturbed person
  • 80 - (Not listed)
  • 81 - (Not listed)
  • 82 - (Not listed)
  • 83 - (Not listed)
  • 84 - (Not listed)
  • 85 - (Not listed)
  • 86 - Drug courier alert
  • 87 - Backup officer needed
  • 88 - Officer in trouble
  • 90 - Emergency Banner struck on Radio
  • 99 - Caution Ohio Police (COP) message
  • 100 - Wrong way driver
  • CVC - Commercial Vehicle Contact
  • MVI - Motor Vehicle Inspection
  • 7 / HP-7 - Traffic citation
  • OH-1 - Traffic Crash Report

Consolidated Dispatching

Consolidated Dispatch

The OSP has [or soon will have] consolidated dispatch operations into [supposedly] 21 regional dispatch centers where dispatching occurs for multiple posts. This was done in an attempt to save money, supposedly because there will be less need for overtime and dispatchers will not be forced to stay over if another dispatcher calls in sick.

What this means for scanner listeners is that depending upon what dispatcher console is covering dispatching duties at the time, you may hear one post being dispatched on another post's talkgroup. So if you want to be sure to hear the radio traffic for the post that is in your area, you'll need to make sure that you have the talkgroups for all posts dispatched by that particular dispatch center programmed into your scanner.

Below are the consolidated dispatch locations along with a list of the posts that the particular DC is responsible for.


FINDLAY DISTRICT (District HQ = Post 32 Findlay)


BOWLING GREEN (POST 87)
  • Bowling Green (Post 87) - patrols Wood and Henry Counties
  • Toledo (Post 48) - patrols Lucas and Fulton Counties
VAN WERT (POST 81)
  • Lima (Post 2) - patrols Allen and Putnam Counties
  • Van Wert (Post 81) - patrols Van Wert and Paulding Counties
consolidated dispatch status unknown
  • Defiance (Post 20) - patrols Defiance and Williams Counties
  • Findlay (Post 32 - D1HQ) - patrols Hancock and Hardin Counties


BUCYRUS DISTRICT (District 2 HQ = Post 17 Bucyrus)


BUCYRUS (Post 17 - D2HQ)
  • Bucyrus (Post 17) - patrols Crawford and Wyandot Counties
  • Marion (Post 51) - patrols Marion County
MANSFIELD (POST 70)
  • Mansfield (Post 70) - patrols Richland County
  • Norwalk (Post 39) - patrols Huron County
SANDUSKY (POST 22)
  • Elyria (Post 47) - patrols Lorain County
  • Fremont (Post 72) - patrols Sandusky and Seneca Counties
  • Sandusky (Post 22) - patrols Erie and Ottawa Counties
WOOSTER (POST 85)
  • Ashland (Post 3) - patrols Ashland County
  • Wooster (Post 85) - patrols Wayne and Holmes Counties


CLEVELAND DISTRICT (District 3 HQ = Post 18 Cleveland)


ASHTABULA (POST 4)
  • Ashtabula (Post 4) - patrols Ashtabula County
  • Chardon (Post 28) - patrols Geauga and Lake Counties
CANTON (POST 76)
  • Canton (Post 76) - patrols Stark and Summit Counties
LISBON (POST 15)
  • Canfield (Post 50) - patrols Mahoning County
  • Lisbon (Post 15) - patrols Columbiana County
MEDINA (POST 52)
  • Cuyahoga (Post 18) - patrols Cuyahoga County
  • Medina (Post 52) - patrols Medina County
RAVENNA (POST 67)
  • Ravenna (Post 67) - patrols Portage County
  • Warren (Post 78) - patrols Trumbull County


PIQUA DISTRICT (District 5 HQ = Post 55 Piqua)


PIQUA (POST 55 - D5HQ)
  • Piqua (Post 55) - patrols Miami and Shelby Counties
  • Wapakoneta (Post 6) - patrols Auglaize and Mercer Counties
DAYTON (POST 57)
  • Dayton (Post 57) - patrols Montgomery, Darke and Preble Counties
SPRINGFIELD (POST 12)
  • Springfield (Post 12) - patrols Clark County
MARYSVILLE (POST 80)
  • Marysville (Post 80) - patrols Champaign, Union and Logan Counties


COLUMBUS DISTRICT (District 6 HQ = Post 25 Columbus)


WEST JEFFERSON (POST 49)
  • Circleville (Post 65) - patrols Pickaway County and portions of Franklin County
  • West Jefferson (Post 49) - patrols Madison County and portions of Franklin County
DELAWARE (POST 21)
  • Delaware (Post 21) - patrols Delaware County and portions of Franklin County
  • Mt Gilead (Post 59) - patrols Morrow and Knox Counties
LANCASTER (POST 23)
  • Granville (Post 45) - patrols Licking Co and portions of Franklin County
  • Lancaster (Post 23) - patrols Fairfield and Perry Counties, as well as portions of Franklin County
COLUMBUS (POST 25 - D6HQ)
  • Columbus (Post 25) - patrol performed by neighboring posts


CAMBRIDGE DISTRICT (District 7 HQ = Post 30 Cambridge)


ST CLAIRSVILLE (POST 7)
  • Marietta (Post 84) - patrols Washington and Morgan Counties
  • St. Clairsville (Post 7) - patrols Belmont and Monroe Counties
  • Steubenville (Post 41) - patrols Jefferson and Harrison Counties
CAMBRIDGE (POST 30 - D7HQ)
  • Cambridge (Post 30) - patrols Guernsey and Noble Counties
  • New Philadelphia (Post 79) - patrols Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties
  • Zanesville (Post 60) - patrols Muskingum and Coshocton Counties


WILMINGTON DISTRICT (District 8 HQ = Post 14 Wilmington)


LEBANON (POST 83)
  • Hamilton (Post 9) - patrols Butler and Hamilton Counties
  • Lebanon (Post 83) - patrols Warren County
BATAVIA (POST 13)
  • Batavia (Post 13) - patrols Clermont and eastern Hamilton Counties
  • Georgetown (Post 8) - patrols Brown and Adams Counties
WILMINGTON (POST 14 - D8HQ)
  • Wilmington (Post 14) - patrols Clinton, Fayette and Highland Counties
  • Xenia (Post 29) - patrols Greene County


JACKSON DISTRICT (District 9 HQ = Post 40 Jackson)


JACKSON (POST 40 - D9HQ)
  • Athens (Post 5) - patrols Athens and Hocking Counties
  • Chillicothe (Post 71) - patrols Ross and Pike Counties
  • Gallipolis (Post 27) - patrols Gallia and Meigs Counties
  • Ironton (Post 44) - patrols Lawrence County
  • Jackson (Post 40) - patrols Jackson and Vinton Counties
  • Portsmouth (Post 73) - patrols Scioto Counties


TURNPIKE


  • Ohio Turnpike Posts
  • Hiram (Portage) / Berea (Cuyahoga, HQ) / Milan (Erie) / Swanton (Fulton)

Units

Number Description
1-1999Patrol Troopers
A100-A399Auxiliary Volunteers
3100Scale Workers
3200Motor Carrier Enforcement
4000Civilian employees (clerical, maintenance, etc)
5000Police officers @ state fairgrounds and Shipley building
6000Dispatchers
7000Driver Examination
8000Unknown
9000Cadets

Districts and posts

Findlay District
Bucyrus District
Warren District
Piqua District
Columbus District
Cambridge District
Wilmington District
Jackson District
District 10 (Turnpike)

Listed from east to west:

Map

Ohio Highway Patrol Map.png

Related links

  • Ohio MARCS - All OSP operations are conducted on Ohio MARCS

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