Basic Requirements (FAQ)

What are the basic requirements to become a police officer with the Columbus Police Department?
Please make sure you read all of the requirements listed below before submitting your application for employment. If you have any questions, please submit y...
Mon, 25 Jun, 2018 at 9:49 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
What are the requirements to pass the PT test?
In order to pass the PT test, applicants must score 12 out of 20 points to advance to the next phase of the selection process. Please see attachment for mor...
Mon, 25 Jun, 2018 at 9:58 AM