Basic Requirements (FAQ)

What are the basic requirements to become a police officer with the Columbus Police Department?
An applicant must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or G.E.D, and not meet any of our automatic disqualification criteria.
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 9:02 AM
Do I need a college degree to become a police officer?
No, but the applicant must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. before applying. In order to advance into certain police ranks, an applicant will be requi...
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 9:06 AM
I do not have a driver's license. Can I apply?
No, an applicant must have a valid driver's license.
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 9:09 AM
What is the maximum age for becoming a Police Officer?
We do not have a maximum age limit for the position of Police Officer.
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 9:58 AM