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Find out what the Columbus Division of Police has to offer you at the 2015 FREE Columbus Police Expo.

Expo Dates:

May 14th, 2015 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
(Registration opens on April 14th through May 13th)

June 20th, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m.
(Registration opens on May 20th through June 19th)


James G. Jackson Training Academy 1000 N. Hague Ave, Columbus, OH 43204

For more information on how to register to attend the FREE Columbus Police Expo, visit or contact the Recruiting Unit at 614-645-4642.






City of Columbus, Ohio
Division of Police
Police Officer Position


Upcoming 2015 July Application Filling Period
*On-line Application Only*


The Columbus Division of Police is looking for qualified men and women to serve the citizens of Columbus, Ohio. We offer an attractive wage and benefit package that is competitive with private business and other law enforcement agencies.

The testing is a 4-phase examination conducted by the Columbus Civil Service Commission. Applicants who pass the examination will be ranked and placed on an eligibility list. Your chances of being hired are excellent if you successfully complete the selection and background process.


A beginning recruit starts at $50,585.60 ($24.32 hourly) and over 48 months will increase to $77,459.20 ($37.24 hourly).

Health insurance and prescription drug service, vision and dental plan. Paid sick leave, paid holidays. Annual service credit, deferred compensation program, family leave, military leave, and life insurance are among the many fringe benefits available to our officers.

Receive 100% college tuition reimbursement up to your PH.D after 1 year of service.


Uniforms and equipment are provided. Uniformed officers receive $850 per year for uniform maintenance.

1. Must possess a G.E.D or a high school diploma
2. Must be at least 20 years old at time of application
3. Must possess a valid driver’s license
4. Must be a U.S. Citizen
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A Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency
The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer




Contact the Recruiting Office

You may contact the Columbus Division of Police, Recruiting Unit with additional employment questions at:

Columbus Division of Police
Recruiting Unit
120 Marconi Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215-2838

Phone number: (614) 645-4642

Online Interest Form

An Equal Opportunity Employer