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Lateral Entry Level Police Officer

The City of Lakewood is accepting applications for an entry level Police Officer position.  This appointment is being made through a lateral entry process open to candidates who are currently Police Officers or who had been employed as Police Officers within the past year.

Qualified candidates must provide proof of current or past appointment through a competitive Civil Service examination process.

To apply, candidates must complete an application for employment, show proof of High School

Diploma or GED, have a valid Ohio Driver’s license with a good driving record (six or more violation points may be disqualifying), provide proof of OPATA Certification and provide a current Tri-C Certificate of Physical Agility dated no earlier than December 18, 2019. Candidates needing to obtain a Tri-C Certificate of Physical Agility may contact Tri-C to register for the next testing date of November 15, 2020. Deadline to register for the November 15th date is Wednesday, November 11,2020. Applicants must possess adequate physical ability to perform all duties and utilize all issued equipment. To be considered, applicants must be United States Citizens or must have legally declared their intention of becoming a United States Citizen.  All applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment. In addition, successful applicants will have the requisite health and requisite mental and physical fitness, ability and capacity necessary to perform all of the established and anticipated tasks and duties.  Extensive medical and mental testing including drug testing, as well as an extensive Police background check with polygraph will be conducted.

Salary: $60,402.31 current annual salary plus benefits.

Qualified candidates must apply on-line at the City of Lakewood website at or applications may be printed and submitted via e-mail to:

Or via USPS mail to:

City of Lakewood
Department of Human Resources
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
Attn: Police

Applications must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, December 18, 2020 to be considered.

The City of Lakewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer