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POLICE OFFICER EXAM

The City of Lakewood, Division of Police is offering testing services for the position of police officer through National Testing Network, Inc.  To see if you meet the minimum qualifications, fill out an application and schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Law Enforcement and sign up for the City of Lakewood, Division of Police.

What to expect at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:

  • Completion of the application process
  • Review all information related to the City of Lakewood police officer position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
  • Detailed information about the testing process for the entry level test.
  • Opportunity to take online practice tests
  • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.

Upon completion of the entry level exam the candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Lakewood Civil Service Commission.  Candidates who attain a minimum passing score of 70% or more on the entry level exam will be placed on the eligible list.  The City of Lakewood Civil Service Commission will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.

Physical agility testing is done through Cuyahoga Community College.

All required attachments can be uploaded and you will need to complete the Personal History Questionnaire and the Work Attitudes Questionnaire on the national testing network website by December 30, 2020.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the City of Lakewood’s Civil Service Commission responsibility and decision making in the testing process.  All candidate results are provided to the City of Lakewood where the final decisions are made.


Employees in the Lakewood Police Department preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent crimes, apprehend criminals, recover lost and stolen property, and enforce, in a fair and impartial manner, the ordinances of the City of Lakewood and the laws of the State of Ohio and the United States of America.

Staying safe

By the numbers, excellent safety services, along with engaged participation from residents and neighborhood block clubs (63 in total) have led to Lakewood becoming a safer place in the last five years. Since 2007, Lakewood has seen a 42 percent decrease in crimes of violence, a 14 percent decrease in burglaries, a 45% decrease in auto thefts and 47 percent decrease in robberies. The city has 63 neighborhood block clubs — resident-driven entities helping neighbors work with police and other city departments to ensure safety and security in our community.

Watch the video below about distracted burglaries and click here for more information.

Important information on how to avoid being the victim of a carjacking

 

Curious about a police call, incident or report, please contact the Lakewood Police Department at (216) 521-6773 or email police@lakewoodoh.net.  Police@lakewoodoh.net is not monitored 24/7, please use the above phone number if an immediate response is required.