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

Recruiting Job Seminar

Annually, the Columbus Division of Police Recruiting Unit plans a free job seminar at the James G. Jackson Columbus Police Academy (1000 N. Hague Ave. 43204). However, this year, (2020) our Police Officer Job Seminar was held virtually. See the videos presented at this year's seminar below.  

  • Learn about a rewarding career with outstanding benefits.
  • Speak with officers and receive hands on training.
  • If attending the Job Seminar, please wear fitness apparel.
  • Multiple guided 20 minute informational sessions covering many subjects, including our hiring process, and other topics of interest.
  • Please be on time for the start of the Job Seminar.  

    Career Fair ~ Held Virtually w/ West Virginia University
    February 25, 2021
    11:00am – 3:00pm

    Panel Discussion ~ Held Virtually w/ Ohio Dominican University (Criminal Justice Students)
    February 25, 2021
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Virtual Career Fair ~ Held Virtually w/ University of Cincinnati
    March 3, 2021
    11:00am – 2:00pm

    Virtual Career Fair ~ Held Virtually w/ Franklin University
    March 5, 2021
    10:00am – 2:00pm

    Virtual Career Fair ~ Held Virtually w/ Temple University (PA)
    March 10, 2021
    12:00pm – 4:00pm


    Archived Seminar Videos


    Welcome from Mayor Andrew Ginther
    Council President Shannon Hardin
    Safety Director Ned Pettus
    Chief Thomas Quinlan
    Introduction from the Recruiting Unit Sgt. Smith-Hughes
    Test Prep / How to Apply
    Human Resources
    Background Unit
    Stress Test
    Physical Fitness
    Police Academy / Defensive Tactics Preview
    Firearms Training
    Specialty Units (Mobile Crisis)
    Inspirational Words from Commander Alli
    Closing Remarks