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Special Police Officers

Upon application of the company, the Secretary of State may appoint and commission special police officers for the following:

  • Banks, Savings & Loan Associations, Saving Banks, Credit Unions, or associations therein (ORC 4973.17(A));
  • Railroad Companies (ORC 4973.17(B));
  • Companies under contract with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for construction/operation of a plant (ORC 4973.17(C)); and,
  • Hospitals (ORC 4973.17(D)).

Police Officers appointed pursuant to ORC 4973.17 hold the position for three years, unless otherwise revoked.  The filing fee for this form is $15.

Click here for the Forms for the Appointment and Commission of Special Police Officers

All commissions for Special Police Officers are placed in a database upon receipt and acceptance of the applications.  Searches can be performed to locate Special Police Officers, including names, dates of commission and expiration, employer name and commission numbers.

Click here to perform a search

To contact the office:
Telephone: (614) 644-4559 or (614) 466-2566
Fax: (614) 644-8820

Mailing Address: Office Location for Walk-ins:

Notary Commission Clerk
Ohio Secretary of State
P.O. Box 1658
Columbus, OH 43216-1658

 Ohio Secretary of State
180 E. Broad St., Suite 103
Columbus, OH 43215