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What's Going On : Cincinnati Police Department Recruiting
Date posted: December 1, 2015
Posted by: Crystal L. Kendrick with The Voice of Your Customer
Photos/images: Cincinnati Police Department
The Cincinnati Police Department is seeking qualified candidates to apply with the Department.
Applications for the next Cincinnati Police Recruit Exam will be accepted through January 31,
2016. Candidates interested in a career in law enforcement with an opportunity for advancement
should apply for the Police Recruit Application at http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov .
Interested candidates must be at least 21 years old at the time appointment, be a high school
graduate or equivalent (GED), and be a U.S. citizen with a valid Ohio driver’s license. The
Department is especially seeking candidates with technology/data management expertise, social
media experience, bilingual or ability to speak multiple languages, military experience, and/or
college courses/college degrees. Applicants who qualify will be required to take the next Police
Recruit exam in March of 2016. Currently, Police Recruits earn a salary of $31,320 annually
through the 26-week Police Academy training. Upon successful completion of the Police
Academy, Probationary Police Officer ranges from $53,000 to $64,000 after five years (not
“We are seeking qualified candidates to help our department grow to engage the community and
fight crime using some of the best tools available,” said Interim Chief Eliot Isaac. “This is a great
opportunity for those interested in not only becoming police officers but having a long-term
career in law enforcement.”
In an effort to encourage candidates to register for the exam, the Department will host several
public forums with current Cincinnati Police Officers from November 30 – December 11th with
dates, times, and locations to be announced at a later date.
Teams of CPD Officers will be on hand looking for potential prospects at an Open House
Recruiting Event/ “Are you Fit Enough to Be a Police Officer?” Challenge hosted at the Cincinnati
Police Academy on Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will allow those
interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement to learn about how to best prepare for the
application process and get a glimpse of various specialized assignments.
Officers will talk about their work with the SWAT team, Marine Patrol, crime scene investigation,
canine team tracking/detection, motorcycles, youth services officers, investigating traffic
crashes, forensics, cybercrimes, and working in partnership with community members. CPD
Recruiters will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance in signing up for the Police
Recruit Exam. Attendees will also be able to gain a better understanding of the physical fitness
requirements with an opportunity to test their abilities on push-ups, sit-ups and a 300 meter run.
It will also allow attendees a chance to see where they will spend their 26 weeks in the Police
Academy as a successful Police Recruit.
The Department is committed to recruiting the best and brightest seeking opportunities for
Ways We Are Making a Difference
Solving Problems With Community Involvement
Improving The Quality Of Life For All We Serve through Core Crime Fight Strategies
Community Problem Oriented Policing & Evidenced-Based Policing
Ways We Are Fighting Crime
Using Technology To Guide Enforcement/Implementation of Body Cameras
Intelligence-Driven Strategies to Fight Crime
Social Media/Cyber Crimes Strategies
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