Ohio Department of Public Safety

About Ohio Department of Public Safety

The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) dedication to saving lives, reducing crashes and administering Ohio’s safety laws is unwavering. Through safety and protection we ensure the consistency of our service through our divisions: the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP); the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV); Ohio Homeland Security (OHS); the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA); Emergency Medical Services (EMS); and the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS). Through the work of more than 3,500 dedicated employees, we are contributing to a safer Ohio

ODPS is comprised of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Medical Services, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice Services.

We support each other by embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize the strengths, abilities, and uniqueness of all staff.
Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.


Copy Editor Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Columbus, OH
“I really liked the communications team that I worked with and some of the projects I had the ability to work on.”

Communications Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Columbus, OH
“I enjoyed the hands-on, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. As a part of the job we often went to the Ohio State Fair and we also visited Rickenbacker Base and watched the state bomb dogs train (including ours at Ohio University)!”
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