Protection Order

Important notes about Protection Orders:

An order of protection (protection order) is a temporary order intended to help provide safety and protection to victims of certain crimes.  

 

Protection Order Information

For more information about protection orders, please visit the Columbus City Attorney’s website at: http://www.columbuscityattorney.org/prosecution-guidetoprotection.aspx

 

Types of Protection Orders that can be enforced by the police

  • DV Temporary Protection Order (DVTPO) - requires a criminal charge
  • Criminal Stalking Protection Order (CRPO) - requires criminal charge
  • Civil Protection Order (CPO) - civil case does not require charges
  • Civil Stalking or Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Order (SSOOPO) - civil case does not require charges