Basic Requirements (FAQ)

What are the basic requirements to become a police officer with the Columbus Police Department?
Please read all of the requirements before submitting your application. I am at least 20 years old. I am a US born citizen or have been naturaliz...
Mon, Jul 17, 2023 at 8:24 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, May 14, 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, May 14, 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, May 14, 2018 at 9:58 AM