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CPD seeking candidates to 'be difference makers'

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The Cincinnati Police Department is seeking candidates interested in a career in law enforcement to apply within the department and "be difference makers."

According to officials, applications for the next Cincinnati Police Recruit Exam will be accepted through January 31. 

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 including overtime). 

“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.”

Public forums with current Cincinnati Police Officers will be held on the following dates:

  • 4 January – College Hill Library (1400 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45224)
  • 7 January – Forest Park Library (655 Waycross Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45240
  • 11 January – District Three HQ (2300 Ferguson Road, Cincinnati OH  45238)
  • 12 January – Pleasant Ridge Library (6233 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213)
  • 14 January – Police Academy (800 Evans Street, Cincinnati OH 45204) 

According to police, 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, cyber crimes, 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 said it is committed to recruiting the best and brightest seeking opportunities for growth.

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

For more information or to apply, interested candidates should apply for the Police Recruit Application at http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov.

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