Columbus Officials Considering More Legislation To Improve Public Safety

Columbus City Council members are examining how police officers are dispatched and other potential reforms in 2021.

During a Monday press event, members said they believe hiring more trained social workers and crisis-intervention specialists to respond to calls regarding mental health and addiction will free officers to let them focus on violent crimes and community engagement.  The city is planning to move the 911 dispatchers and call takers into the Department of Public Safety. Council…

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