Police Policy & Data

The Worthington Division of Police is posting policy information and data on this page to be transparent and make the information widely available to the public. Information will continue to be updated here so please check back to learn more about Division operations and activities.  

May 17, 2021  - City Council Approves Funding for Body-Worn Cameras

At the May 17, 2021 meeting, Worthington City Council approved an ordinance to fund the purchase of body-worn cameras and related equipment. See the ordinance here. Body-worn cameras are expected to be implemented in early 2022. In April, Police Chief Robert Ware provided information at a City Council meeting for discussion on the City’s current Use of Force policy, which was updated in December 2020, as well as the proposed body-worn camera program.  

December 2020 - Updated Use-of-Force Policy

The Worthington Division of Police recently reviewed and updated its Use-of-Force Policy. The revised policy, updated in December 2020, follows Federal and State law and is consistent with the standards and best practices of the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. The Division regularly reviews its policies and provides regular scenario-based training and testing. In addition, the Division requires review of aspects of our use-of-force policies at least twice per year with a qualified instructor to ensure comprehension and potential risks of application.

Use-of-Force Reports (See Definitions)

Field Interview Data Review

A Field Interview (FI) is a method of documenting informal police contacts with people during the course of patrol, or while investigating citizen concerns.

Traffic Citation Data Review

In 2019, the Division updated its policy on collecting demographic information about people ticketed with traffic violations to be consistent with best practices of the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.

Records Requests

Requests for additional public records and police reports can be made here

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions