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Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) (OH)


Contents

Codes

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.


DISTRICT 1 (District HQ = Post 32 Findlay)


BOWLING GREEN (POST 87)

  • Bowling Green (Post 87) - patrols Wood and Henry Cos
  • Toledo (Post 48) - patrols Lucas and Fulton Cos


VAN WERT (POST 81)

  • Lima (Post 2) - patrols Allen and Putnam Cos
  • Van Wert (Post 81) - patrols Van Wert and Paulding Cos


consolidated dispatch status unknown

  • Defiance (Post 20) - patrols Defiance and Williams Cos
  • Findlay (Post 32 - D1HQ) - patrols Hancock and Hardin Cos


DISTRICT 2 (District 2 HQ = Post 17 Bucyrus)


BUCYRUS (Post 17 - D2HQ)

  • Bucyrus (Post 17) - patrols Crawford and Wyandot Cos
  • Marion (Post 51) - patrols Marion Co


MANSFIELD (POST 70)

  • Mansfield (Post 70) - patrols Richland Co
  • Norwalk (Post 39) - patrols Huron Co


SANDUSKY (POST 22)

  • Fremont (Post 72) - patrols Sandusky and Seneca Cos
  • Sandusky (Post 22) - patrols Erie and Ottawa Cos


DISTRICT 3 (District 3 HQ = Post 76 Canton/Masillon


consolidated dispatch status unknown

  • Ashland (Post 3) - patrols Ashland Co
  • Wooster (Post 85) - patrols Wayne and Holmes Cos
  • Elyria (Post 47) - patrols Lorain Co
  • Medina (Post 52) - patrols Medina Co
  • Massilon (Post 76 - D3HQ) - patrols Stark and Summit Cos


DISTRICT 4 (District 4 HQ = Post 78 Warren)


ASHTABULA (POST 4)

  • Ashtabula (Post 4) - patrols Ashtabula Co
  • Chardon (Post 28) - patrols Geauga and Lake Cos


LISBON (POST 15)

  • Canfield (Post 50) - patrols Mahoning Co
  • Lisbon (Post 15) - patrols Columbiana Co


RAVENNA (POST 67)

  • Ravenna (Post 67) - patrols Portage Co
  • Warren (Post 78 - D4HQ) - patrols Trumbull Co


DISTRICT 5 (District 5 HQ = Post 55 Piqua)


PIQUA (POST 55 - D5HQ)

  • Piqua (Post 55) - patrols Miami and Shelby Cos
  • Wapakoneta (Post 6) - patrols Auglaize and Mercer Cos


DAYTON (POST 57)

  • Dayton (Post 57) - patrols Montgomery, Darke and Preble Cos


SPRINGFIELD (POST 12)

  • Springfield (Post 12) - patrols Clark and Champaign Cos


MARYSVILLE (POST 12)

  • Marysville (Post 80) - patrols Union and Logan Cos


DISTRICT 6 (District 6 HQ = Post 25 Columbus)


WEST JEFFERSON (POST 49)

  • Circleville (Post 65) - patrols Pickaway Co and portions of Franklin Co
  • West Jefferson (Post 49) - patrols Madison Co and portions of Franklin Co


DELAWARE (POST 21)

  • Delaware (Post 21) - patrols Delaware Co and portions of Franklin Co
  • Mt Gilead (Post 59) - patrols Morrow and Knox Cos


LANCASTER (POST 23) (not consolidated yet)

  • Granville (Post 45) - patrols Licking Co and portions of Franklin Co
  • Lancaster (Post 23) - patrols Fairfield and Perry Cos, as well as portions of Franklin Co


COLUMBUS (POST 25 - D6HQ)

  • Columbus (Post 25) - patrol performed by neighboring posts


DISTRICT 7 (District 7 HQ = Post 30 Cambridge)


ST CLAIRSVILLE (POST 84)

  • Marietta (Post 84) - patrols Washington and Morgan Cos
  • St. Clairsville (Post 7) - patrols Belmont and Monroe Cos
  • Steubenville (Post 41) - patrols Steubenville and Harrison Cos


CAMBRIDGE (POST 30 - D7HQ)

  • Cambridge (Post 30) - patrols Guernsey and Noble Cos
  • New Philadelphia (Post 79) - patrols Tuscarawas and Carroll Cos
  • Zanesville (Post 60) - patrols Muskingum and Coshocton Cos


DISTRICT 8 (District 8 HQ = Post 8 Georgetown)


LEBANON (POST 83)

  • Hamilton (Post 9) - patrols Butler and Hamilton Cos
  • Lebanon (Post 83) - patrols Warren Co


BATAVIA (POST 13)

  • Batavia (Post 13) - patrols Clermont and Hamilton Cos
  • Georgetown (Post 8 - D8HQ) - patrols Brown and Adams Cos


WILMINGTON (POST 14)

  • Wilmington (Post 14) - patrols Clinton, Fayette and Highland Cos
  • Xenia (Post 29) - patrols Green Co


DISTRICT 9 (District 9 HQ = Post 40 Jackson)


JACKSON (POST 40 - D9HQ)

  • Athens (Post 5) - patrols Athens and Hocking Cos
  • Chillicothe (Post 71) - patrols Ross and Pike Cos
  • Gallipolis (Post 27) - patrols Gallia and Meigs Cos
  • Ironton (Post 44) - patrols Lawrence Co
  • Jackson (Post 40) - patrols Jackson and Vinton Cos
  • Portsmouth (Post 73) - patrols Scioto Co


DISTRICT 10


Ohio Turnpike

Hiram (Portage) / Berea (Cuyahoga, HQ) / Milan (Erie) / Swanton (Fulton)

Units

Number Description
1-100Ohio Turnpike Troopers
101-1999Patrol Troopers
1000Trooper of the Year
2000Unknown
3100Scale Workers
3200Motor Carrier Enforcement
4000Civilian employees (clerical, maintenance, etc)
5000Police officers @ state fairgrounds and Shipley building
6000Dispatchers
7000Driver Examination
8000Unknown
9000Cadets

Post locations

District 1
Allen County - Post 2 Lima
Defiance County - Post 20 Defiance
Fulton County - patrolled by Post 48 Toledo
Hancock County - Post 32 Findlay (District 1 HQ)
Hardin County - patrolled by Post 32 Findlay
Henry County - patrolled by Post 87 Bowling Green
Lucas County - Post 48 Toledo
Paulding County - patrolled by Post 81 Van Wert
Putnam County - patrolled by Post 2 Lima
Van Wert County - Post 81 Van Wert
Williams County - patrolled by Post 20 Defiance
Wood County - Post 87 Bowling Green
 
District 2
Crawford County - Post 17 Bucyrus (District 2 HQ)
Erie County - Post 22 Sandusky
Huron County - Post 39 Norwalk
Marion County - Post 51 Marion
Ottawa County - patrolled by Post 22 Sandusky
Richland County - Post 70 Mansfield
Sandusky County - Post 72 Fremont
Seneca County - patrolled by Post 72 Fremont
Wyandot County - patrolled by Post 17 Bucyrus
 
District 3
Ashland County - Post 3 Ashland
Holmes County - patrolled by Post 85 Wooster
Lorain County - Post 47 Elyria
Medina County - Post 52 Medina
Stark County - patrolled by Post 76 Canton (District 3 HQ at Massillon)
Summit County - patrolled by Post 76 Canton
Wayne County - Post 85 Wooster
 
District 4
Ashtabula County - Post 4 Ashtabula
Columbiana County - Post 15 Lisbon
Geauga County - Post 28 Chardon
Lake County - patrolled by Post 28 Chardon
Mahoning County - Post 50 Canfield
Portage County - Post 67 Ravenna
Trumbull County - Post 78 Warren (District 4 HQ)
 
District 5
Auglaize County - Post 6 Wapakoneta
Champaign County - patrolled by Post 12 Springfield
Clark County - Post 12 Springfield
Darke County - patrolled by Post 57 Dayton
Logan County - patrolled by Post 80 Marysville
Mercer County - patrolled by Post 6 Wapakoneta
Miami County - Post 55 Piqua (District 5 HQ)
Montgomery County - Post 57 Dayton
Preble County - patrolled by Post 57 Dayton
Shelby County - patrolled by Post 55 Piqua
Union County - Post 80 Marysville
 
District 6
Delaware County - Post 21 Delaware
Fairfield County - Post 23 Lancaster
Franklin County - patrolled by surrounding counties (District 6 HQ)
Knox County - patrolled by Post 59 Mt. Gilead
Licking County - Post 45 Granville
Madison County - Post 49 West Jefferson
Morrow County - Post 59 Mt. Gilead
Perry County - patrolled by Post 23 Lancaster
Pickaway County - Post 65 Circleville
 
District 7
Belmont County - Post 7 St. Clairsville
Carroll County - patrolled by Post 79 New Philadelphia
Coshocton County - patrolled by Post 60 Zanesville
Guernsey County - Post 30 Cambridge (District 7 HQ)
Harrison County - patrolled by Post 41 Steubenville
Jefferson County - Post 41 Steubenville
Monroe County - patrolled by Post 7 St. Clairsville
Morgan County - patrolled by Post 84 Marietta
Muskingum County - Post 60 Zanesville
Noble County - patrolled by Post 30 Cambridge
Tuscarawas County - Post 79 New Philadelphia
Washington County - Post 84 Marietta
 
District 8
Adams County - patrolled by Post 8 Georgetown
Brown County - Post 8 Georgetown
Butler County - Post 9 Hamilton
Clermont County - Post 13 Batavia
Clinton County - Post 14 Wilmington (District 8 HQ)
Fayette County - patrolled by Post 14 Wilmington
Greene County - Post 29 Xenia
Hamilton County - patrolled by Post 9 and Post 13
Highland County - patrolled by Post 14 Wilmington
Warren County - Post 83 Lebanon
 
District 9
Athens County - Post 5 Athens
Gallia County - Post 27 Gallipolis
Hocking County - patrolled by Post 5 Athens
Jackson County - Post 40 Jackson (District 9 HQ)
Lawrence County - Post 44 Ironton
Meigs County - patrolled by Post 27 Gallipolis
Pike County - patrolled by Post 71 Chillicothe
Ross County - Post 71 Chillicothe
Scioto County - Post 73 Portsmouth
Vinton County - patrolled by Post 40 Jackson
 
District 10 (Turnpike)
Listed from east to west:
Hiram - Portage County
Berea - Cuyahoga County (Turnpike HQ)
Milan - Erie County
Swanton - Fulton County

Maps and images

Related links

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

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