Background Process (FAQ)

What can I do to expedite my background investigation process?
Respond, as soon as possible, to any outstanding requests for information from your background investigator. Selecting dependable personal references is vit...
Mon, May 14, 2018 at 10:22 AM
Will previous drug use disqualify me from being considered?
It depends on the drug used and when it was last used. Please click here to view our entire list of requirements before applying. 
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 8:19 PM
Will a bankruptcy disqualify me from becoming a Police Officer?
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 8:12 PM
I have top secret clearance in the military. Will CPD still conduct a full background investigation?
Yes, the Columbus Police Department conducts a full, comprehensive background investigation on every applicant.
Sun, Jan 5, 2020 at 5:25 PM