Cincinnati Police Officer recruiting has begun. Now is the time to join CPD.

The Cincinnati Police Department is seeking qualified candidates. Applications for the next Cincinnati Police Recruit Exam will be accepted through December 1. Candidates interested in a career in law enforcement with an opportunity for advancement should apply online to the 2018 Cincinnati Police Department Recruitment process.

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The Cincinnati Police Department’s mission is to solve problems with community involvement, improve the quality of life for all they serve through Core Crime Fight Strategies and community problem-oriented policing and evidence-based policing. This is done using their core values of integrity, professionalism, diversity, accountability, and vigilance.

Here are the different ways they are fighting crime:

  • Using Technology to Guide Enforcement/Implementation of Body Cameras.
  • Intelligence-Driven Strategies to Fight Crime.
  • Social Media/Cyber Crimes Strategies.
  • Community education and Target hardening.

Desired skills include:

  • Technology and data management expertise.
  • Social media experience.
  • Bilingual or ability to speak multiple languages.
  • Military experience.
  • College courses/college degrees.
  • Be passionate about helping the citizens of Cincinnati.

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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. 

Applicants who qualify will be required to take the next Police Recruit exam. Currently, Police Recruits earn a $16.88 per hour through the 28-week Police Academy training. Upon successful completion of the Police Academy, Probationary Police Officer ranges from $60,294 to $72,115 after five years (not including overtime).

Salary benefits include:

  • Permanent shift.
  • Health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Sick, holiday, vacation and longevity pay.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Credit union, pension plans, and deferred compensation and retirement plans.


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If you feel you encompass all the Cincinnati Police Department seeks, then apply online today. This is a great opportunity you don’t want to pass up.


Note:  Media will have opportunities for interviews pertaining, but not limited to the following: opportunities for ridealongs, physical fitness demonstrations and requirements, interviews with recent police graduates, firearm training simulations, etc.


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