Police FAQ's

What should I do if I see a crime being committed?

Call 9-1-1. The person answering will ask you about the type of emergency and its location. For more information, see the Police 911 and EMS 911 pages.

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Last updated: 04/10/2015 - 11:50am

Q1213
How do I request that my arrest record be sealed?

Write a letter to the Chief of Police which includes your name, social security number, and date of birth. Briefly state what lead to your arrest. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and mail it to:

City of Cleveland
Chief of Police
1300 Ontario St.
Cleveland, OH 44122

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1294
At what age can a person sign up to take the Police Civil Service test?

An applicant must be twenty-one years of age on or before the date of the Civil Service examination.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q791
Can I receive any bonus points for residency and/or military with the Civil Service exam?

An applicant may receive ten (10) bonus points for residency if he/she has lived in the City of Cleveland for one (1) year prior to signing up for the test. The applicant must show proof of residency by providing the following: Driver's License, Bank statements, Utility Bills, Mortgage release, Insurance Statements.

An applicant may receive five (5) bonus points for military if he/she has actively served in the military and has received an honorable discharge. During sign-up, the applicant must show his/her DD214 discharge papers indicating honorable discharge or for active personnel, have served at least six months and have a letter from their Commanding Officer indicating honorable status.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q792
What are the educational requirements to sign up for the Police Officer Civil Service Exam?

Although many members of the Division have Associate, Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate Degrees, the educational requirement is graduation from an accredited high school or an accredited general equivalency diploma (GED). Applicants must provide documentation when signing up for the exam.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q793
Are there any physical requirements when taking the Civil Service exam?

After completing the Civil Service written exam, an applicant will be ranked. Based upon that rank the applicant may be called to take a physical agility test. The physical agility test is pass or fail.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q794
If an applicant passes the Civil Service exam and the physical agility test what may disqualify an applicant from becoming a police officer?
  1. Any felony conviction would automatically disqualify an applicant.
  2. Certain misdemeanors, such as Domestic Violence, or a combination of misdemeanors could disqualify an applicant from being hired.
  3. Providing false information can also cause you to be removed from the eligible list.
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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q795
What is the hiring process to become a police officer?
  1. Civil Service Exam
  2. Physical Agility Test
  3. Interview and Personal History Statement
  4. Complete Background Check
  5. Complete Medical Testing
  6. Psychological Testing
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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q796
What is the pay rate while a recruit is in the police academy?

$10.50 an hour.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q797
How long is the police academy?

Approximately six months.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

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