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Public Safety

Dedicated to saving lives, reducing injury and economic loss, administering Ohio's motor vehicle laws, and regulating driver licensing and registration.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides homeland security efforts through increasing patrols, facilitating state and national security strategies and efforts, enhancing information and intelligence sharing, protecting critical infrastructure and key resources, and monitoring state property as a component of the Safer Ohio Initiativ

The public's most frequent interaction with the department is through its two largest divisions: the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). 

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Department of Public Safety

1970 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43223
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Phone: (614) 752-7500
Fax: (614) 466-0433
Ohio Relay Service: 711