Columbus Police Department Now Accepting Applications

Columbus Police Department Accepting Applications

The Columbus Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.   Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 35 years of age at the time of their appointment.  Prospective applicants must complete all aspects of the hiring process to be considered for employment.  The starting salary for a Patrol Officer is $48,458.00.  Additional benefits include vacation time/paid holidays, military and college incentive pay, PERF retirement, clothing allowance and specialty pay.  Applications will be accepted until March 15th 2017.  The first step of the hiring process, a written proficiency test, will be administered on April 1st, 2017.  Applications can be picked up at the City of Columbus Personnel Office, Columbus Human Rights Office, Columbus Police Department, or by visiting the City of Columbus website at


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