CLEVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
1300 ONTARIO STREET, 9TH FLOOR
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44114
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Updated: September 16, 2021
Job Classification: Patrol Officer
*****************************PREAPPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY****************************************Testing for this position requires authorization from the City of Cleveland.
Cleveland Police Department is currently accepting applications for Patrol Officer. All testing must be completed by November 5, 2021.
All candidates must fill out a City of Cleveland application at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cleveland/jobs/2627600/patrol-officer-examination?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs. The deadline for applications is October 21, 2021
Candidates are requested to fill out the Public Safety Self Assessments (PSSAs) at the time of completing their registration and test scheduling on the NTN site.
CANDIDATES WILL NOT SCHEDULE THEIR PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST (PAT) ON THE NTN SITE.
Candidates who have filled out the City's application and meet minimum requirements will receive notification from the City of Cleveland to schedule testing.Apply to test through the NTN by City of Cleveland Invitation Only. Candidates without prior authorization will not be considered for this posting.*******************************PREAPPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY****************************************
Salary Information: The starting salary while in the Police Training Academy is $15.00 per hour. Upon successful completion of the Academy, the salary for Patrol Officer is $53,779.43 per year.
Benefit Information: The City of Cleveland makes available a variety of benefit options depending upon your employment status and any applicable union membership. In general, benefit options include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, prescription medical and life insurance. Specific information regarding benefit eligibility will be discussed and reviewed at the time of hire.
Contact Information:Gerald ShippSergeantPersonnel SectionPublic Safety Recruitment Team216-623-5200Gshipp@city.cleveland.oh.us
US Citizen: Required at time of hire
High School Grad/GED: Required
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Required at time of hire
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: Successful candidates will attend and must complete the Cleveland Police Academy.
Hiring Process: Applicants who receive a passing grade on the written examination and rank high enough on the eligible list for Patrol Officer and receive Civil Service Certification will be subject to the following examinations:
Physical Abilities Examination: The test is designed to evaluate physical ability to perform the duties of a Patrol Officer. You will be scored on a pass/fail basis, based on the time, number of repetitions, etc. required for you to complete the test.
Drug Screening: Each applicant shall undergo an examination for drug usage. This examination may be in the form of urinalysis. Any applicant whose results from the drug screening examination are determined to be positive shall be removed from the eligibility list unless such results can be satisfactorily related to the advice of a recognized medical practitioner. Drug screening may also be conducted after appointment to the academy.
Background Investigation: Background investigation and evaluation may include interviews with present and previous employers. Neighbors and family may be contacted as part of the investigation. In addition, a check of Local and State Police and FBI records, both adult and juvenile, and Bureau of Motor Vehicle records will be made. The background test also includes review of sealed and expunged records. Unsatisfactory findings in one or more of these areas may be cause for removal from the Civil Service eligibility list.
Psychological Evaluation: A psychological evaluation to determine the applicant’s emotional suitability to perform all aspects of the job will be conducted. Each applicant may be required to take several written examinations. These, along with the results of the background investigation, will be submitted to one or more psychologist(s)/psychiatrist(s) who will interview the candidates. All records of the psychological and background examinations will be made available to the Civil Service Commission. The Commission will review such records and make the final determination of each applicant’s suitability for removal from the eligible list.
Medical Examination: Any appointment to the position of Patrol Officer will be conditioned upon passing a pre-employment medical examination conducted in accordance with the provisions of Title I of the Federal American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). A copy of the ADA may be obtained online. The standards for the medical examination are available online.
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Conviction of a felony is absolute grounds for removal from the list. Any applicant convicted of a felony will be removed from the eligible list and will receive no further consideration. There are also misdemeanor convictions that would result in the removal of an applicant from the eligibility list.
The Cleveland Division of Police can provide additional information for applicants about the application, testing and hiring processes. Email CPD Recruitment@City.Cleveland.OH.US for more information.
TESTING FEE: There is no application or testing paid by applicants. Applicants who are approved to test will receive a voucher which will be used to pay the examination fee when scheduling the examination session.