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Police Recruit

Police Officer Trainee
Cincinnati Police Department - Cincinnati, Ohio

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$31,200.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$52,740.00 annual
Top Pay:
$63,383.00 annual

Job Description

Upon successful completion of the Police Academy curriculum, Police Recruits will be classified as Police Officers and will be assigned to a patrol unit for the purpose of: protecting life and property, crime prevention, community problem solving, enforcing laws and ordinances, arresting violators, making forcible arrests if necessary, investigating accidents and complaints, securing evidence and preserving the peace within an assigned beat (geographical unit) and perform related duties as required.


Additional Information

The Cincinnati Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Qualified veterans receive credit for their military service.

The City of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Minimum Age 21, No upper age limit
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED, College preferred
  • Experience: None Required


Apply for the Recruit Testing Process 

Pass the Written and Physical Ability Tests

Complete "Personal History Questionnaire"

Undergo Polygraph Test

Complete Behavioral Assessment

Undergo Extensive Background Investigation

Undergo Home Interview

Be Selected by the Police Chief

Pass Medical Evaluation

Contact Informaton

Christina Flanigan

Cincinnati Police Department
800 Evans St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
phone: (513) 352-2971

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