Ohio Department of Public Safety
|Headquarters||Charles D. Shipley Building|
1970 West Broad Street
The Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) is the administrative department of the Ohio state government responsible for the protection and safety of residents and visitors. The Department of Public Safety's headquarters is located in Columbus, Ohio.
On May 19, 1953, Amended House Bill 243 created the Ohio Department of Highway Safety, consisting of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Ohio State Highway Patrol, effective October 2, 1953. On September 24, 1992, the department was renamed the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
- Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
- Ohio Emergency Management Agency
- Emergency Medical Services
- Office of Criminal Justice Services
- Ohio Office of Homeland Security
- Ohio State Highway Patrol
- Ohio Investigative Unit
- "Title  I STATE GOVERNMENT: Chapter 121 STATE DEPARTMENTS". Ohio Rev. Code. § 121.01 et seq. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
- Ohio State Highway Patrol History, 1933‐1993 (PDF). Ohio State Highway Patrol. 1993. p. 39.
- "ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles History". Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2013.