Becoming An Officer

Police Recruitment Homepage

Recruiting Unit 1120 Morse Rd.  
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 645-4642          
Email Us

Application Filing Period (July 1-31, 2018) - Apply Now

Police Applicant Study Skills (P.A.S.S.) - Register Here

Recruiting Event Calendar

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

As of December 9, 2016

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.

 

The Columbus Division of Police offers an attractive and competitive benefits package:

  • Paid Training – At our non-residential training academy.

  • College Tuition Reimbursement – After 1 year of service.

  • Life Insurance – $100,000 paid to the officer’s estate.

  • Health Insurance – Covers officer and family at a cost of $51.84 per month for single coverage and $185.48 for family coverage.

  • Vision Care and Dental Plan – After 1 year of service.

  • Health & Fitness Incentive (In-house Fitness Facilities).

  • Leave Time – Vacation, Holiday, Sick, Family and Military.

  • Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) Union Representation.