Becoming An Officer

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Recruiting Unit 1120 Morse Rd.  
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 645-4642          
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Police Officer Salary

The Columbus Division of Police offers an attractive wage and benefit package that is competitive with private business and other major police departments.

Time0–12 Months12 Months24 Months36 Months48 Months
Salary$53,934.40$56,576.00$59,446.40$70,990.40$82,576.00

Pay Steps



Starting pay as a Recruit: $53,934.40 ($25.93 per hour)

Annual pay increases for first four years:

A-Step: 0 - 12 months
$25.93 / hourly
$53,934.40 / annually

B-Step: 12 - 24 months
$27.20 / hourly
$56,576.00 / annually

C-Step: 24 - 36 months
$28.58 / hourly
$59,446.40 / annually

D-Step: 36 - 48 months
$34.13 / hourly
$70,990.40 / annually

E-Step: Over 48 months
$39.70 / hourly
$82,576.00 / annually

NOTE: Promotional Opportunities are available.

Special Duty—Officers have the option of earning extra money by providing security and/or traffic control for private companies (outside of their duty hours) at the rate of $48.00/hour.

 

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