CPD seeking candidates to ‘make a difference'

CPD seeking candidates to ‘make a difference'
(FOX19 NOW file)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - 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 July 31.

Candidates interested in a career in law enforcement with an opportunity for advancement should apply for the Police Recruit Application.

Interested candidates must be at least 21-years-old at the time of 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 college courses/college degrees.

Applicants who qualify will be required to take the next Police Recruit exam in August of 2017. Currently, recruits earn a salary of $32,459 annually through the 28-week Police Academy training. Upon successful completion of the Police Academy, Probationary Police Officer ranges from $55,745 to $66,674 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."

The department will host several public forums with current Cincinnati Police Officers.

  • July 13 – Forest Park Library at 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • July 18 – Pleasant Ridge Library at 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • July 20 – College Hill Library at 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • July 24 – Westwood Library at 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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