Police Recruit

Dayton, OH
Dayton Police Department

Candidates are assigned to the Dayton Police Academy to complete a classroom curriculum and physical skills development in firearms proficiency, defensive tactics, physical fitness, driving, and other related skills required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, in preparation for appointment as a Police Officer.

Close Date 12/16/2019 11:59:00 PM
Salary $18.00 per hour as a Police Recruit ; $27.77 per hour upon appointment to Police Officer


Minimum Education
Must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D.

Must meet all of the following age requirements:

  1. Must be 20 years old in order to take the examination.
  2. Must be 21 years old on or before the day of completion of the Dayton Police Academy.
  3. Applicants who are, or will be age 35 or older by August 1, 2020, will be asked to submit a copy of their OPOTC certification and proof of current or previous appointment as a sworn Police Officer for a jurisdiction within the State of Ohio. Must not have reached your 35th birthday by the date of original appointment to the position of Dayton Police Officer.

License Requirements
Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Must be eligible to be employed in the United States.