Police Officer

Tallmadge, OH
Tallmadge Police Department

Salary (in 2023):

$31.99 per hour to start (for first six months)

$40.75 per hour top pay.

The City of Tallmadge, Ohio, has immediate openings to join our team as a Full-Time Police Officer. The City of Tallmadge is located about 40 miles south of the Cleveland Metropolitan Area, just east of Akron, in Northeast Ohio. The city has a population of just over 18,000 residents within its 14 square miles. Tallmadge is known for its convergence of four major thoroughfares that meet at historic Tallmadge Circle, its quiet, suburban lifestyle, and its friendly people. The Tallmadge Police Department employs 26 full-time, sworn officers who respond to approximately 11,000 calls for service annually, ten support personnel, and 17 auxiliary officers.

The Tallmadge Police Department includes numerous specialized units including the detective bureau, school resource officer, K-9, and the training unit. We also participate with the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force, Summit Metro Crash Response Team, and the Summit County Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Our organization provides continued, ongoing training both within and outside of the department, and Tallmadge police officers receive a very competitive benefits package.

Current police officers and individuals currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a police academy are especially encouraged to apply! Current police officers with experience as a School Resource Officer are specifically requested to apply and will receive special consideration.

Applicants Must Have All of the Following Qualifications to Apply

  • Be at least 21 years of age, and no more than 40 years of age, at the time of appointment,
  • Be a United States citizen,
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED),
  • Have the ability to read and write the English Language,
  • Possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License, or equivalent,
  • Be of good moral character, and Be able to meet the physical demands of the job.