Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Cincinnati Police Holding Recruit Info Sessions

Tana Weingartner
Officers who were lateral hires graduate from Cincinnati Police Academy in 2014.

The Cincinnati Police department is holding a series of public forums for anyone considering a career in law enforcement. The meetings will include information about the application process and recruit exam, as well as various types of jobs such as SWAT and crime scene investigation.“We are seeking qualified candidates to help our department grow to engage the community and fight crime using some of the best tools available,” says Chief Eliot Isaac in a statement. “This is a great opportunity for those interested in not only becoming police officers but having a long-term career in law enforcement.”

The first of five meetings is January 4 at the College Hill Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The deadline to apply for the next police recruit class is January 31.

Details From Cincinnati Police:

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

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 salaries range from $53,000 to $64,000 after five years (not including overtime).

In an effort to encourage candidates to register for the exam, the Department will host several public forums with current Cincinnati Police Officers. Attendees will learn more about the application and recruiting processes. All forums will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  •  January 4 – College Hill Library
  •  January 7 – Forest Park Library
  •  January 11– District Three
  •  January 12– Pleasant Ridge Library
  •  January 14– Police Academy

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 available to answer questions and provide assistance in registering for the Police Recruit Exam.

Senior Editor and reporter at WVXU with more than 20 years experience in public radio; formerly news and public affairs producer with WMUB. Would really like to meet your dog.