Requirements for Employment

The following are the requirements to become a sworn police officer with the Columbus Police Department:

  • Must be a United States Citizen;
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License;
  • Must successfully complete all phases of the hiring process to be considered for employment.
  • Must be at least 21 years old and not older than 35 years old when sworn-in.
Sworn Officer Application