Police Recruit

Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Police Department

Salary: $53,560.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision of a Police Sergeant or higher rank, this employee is assigned to the Police Academy for training to become a Police Officer. Initial training at the Academy is for a minimum of 28 weeks. Upon successful completion of the Police Academy curriculum, Police Recruits will graduate and be classified as Police Officers (pay will increase to a minimum of $33.92/hour) and be assigned to a patrol unit for the purpose of protecting life and property, crime prevention, enforcing laws and ordinances, arresting violators, making forcible arrests if necessary, investigating accidents and complaints, securing evidence, and preserving the peace within an assigned beat (geographical unit). Performs related duties as required.


  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED). NOTE: College is preferred but not required.
  • Must successfully complete a physical ability tests at various phases of the process.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a background investigation which includes a polygraph examination.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a behavior assessment evaluation.
  • Applicants must be free from alcohol and drug dependency and possess emotional stability due to the sensitive and stressful nature of this position.
  • Applicants must be free from felony convictions.
  • Must successfully complete the Cincinnati Police Academy training program.
  • Must be age 21 by the time of appointment to Police Officer.
  • Must successfully pass state certification as a police officer.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must live in in one of the following Counties at time of appointment:
    – Ohio – Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont.
    – Kentucky – Kenton, Campbell, Boone.
    – Indiana – Dearborn, Franklin.
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays.