Columbus Division of Police Recruiting

Columbus Division of Police Recruitment 1120 Morse Rd.  
Columbus, OH 43229
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(614) 645-4642

Becoming a Columbus Police Officer - Minimum Qualifications

Application Filing Period (July 1 - July 31, 2017)
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Police Applicant Study Sessions - Register Here

Get Fit and Informed Candidate preparation to pass the physical fitness exam and stress test. - Learn More

Free Columbus Police Recruiting Job Seminar - Hiring & Selection Process
- Civil Service Exam
- Background Steps
- Academy Expectations
- Firearms Instruction
- Pay & Benefits
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Police Applicant Study Sessions (P.A.S.S.)


The Columbus Division of Police Recruiting Unit offers Police Applicant Study Sessions. P.A.S.S. is designed to assist candidates who have filed their application and are preparing to take the Entry Level Police Officer Examination. During these study sessions, recruiters will review information provided in the study guide.   

Below is a list of resources to assist you in preparing for the Police Officer Civil Service testing.

Police Officer Writing Sample-Practice Scenario (Video)  


Police Officer COPE Sample Scenario (Video)


Police Officer COPE Sample Candidate Response (Video)


Police Officer Civil Service Study Guide


For additional information, review the Civil Service Study Guide for the City of Columbus, Ohio Police Officer Entry Level Examination.

P.A.S.S. is not affiliated with the informational sessions offered by the Civil Service Commission.

If you would like to attend any upcoming Police Applicant Study Sessions, please register by clicking HERE. Please arrive on time to the session as each session will start on time and no one will be permitted into the session after it has started. 
Applicants are encouraged to bring writing utensils and a study guide to the study sessions. A study guide can be found HERE. Each Police Applicant Study Session will last between 2 and 3 hours.

Upcoming Police Applicant Study Sessions:
Columbus Police Academy (1000 N. Hague Ave. 43204)
June 8, 12 & 28 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
June 24 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
July 6, 11, 19 & 24 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
July 29 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Applicants are also encouraged to attend the informational sessions provided by the Civil Service Commission. If you have any questions or concerns about testing, please email the Civil Service Commission staff or call (614) 645-0800. Should you have any additional questions do not hesitate to contact the Columbus Division of Police Recruiting Unit at (614) 645-4642.