The agency is organized into two components, Administration and Support and Field Operations​.  Within these components are operational units commanded by an appropriate staff person.  Sergeants supervise officers assigned to the patrol function and their primary responsibility is to respond to citizen calls for service, as well as are expected to remain pro-active in their daily activities.  In addition, the agency is committed to community-oriented policing, and is actively involved in crime prevention and community programs.  OHAPD operates its own communication center.​