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JOB OPENING: Experienced professional to investigate complaints of misconduct

The Office of Professional Standards investigates complaints of police misconduct for the Civilian Police Review Board. There is currently an opening for an experienced professional to conduct these investigations. Applicants must have at least five years full time investigative experience, a Bachelor’s Degree, and must be able to become LEADS certified. Diversity training is preferred. Applications for the position are available for pick up and return until 4:30 PM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the Office of the Civil Service Commission, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 119, Cleveland. Civil Service Announcement >>

Police Positions

Selection Process: Upon passing the City of Cleveland Civil Service written examination, the top scorers will be contacted to take a physical agility test. Upon passing, they may move on to the selection process. Applicants must then:

  • Complete Personal History questionnaires
  • Be interviewed, photographed and fingerprinted
  • Complete waivers authorizing extensive background investigations
  • Pass a medical examination
  • Undergo a psychological/psychiatric evaluation, including taking the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) assessment.

Police Academy: Upon successful completion of the selection process, applicants may be appointed to a Police Academy Class. Those that do will embark on an intensive course of classroom and field study for approximately 6 months. To remain in training, Cadets must:

  • Maintain a grade of 70% or higher
  • Pass a State of Ohio written examination, firearms examination and physical examination

Department of Public Safety
Michael McGrath, Director
601 Lakeside Ave., Rm 230
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2200
F: 216.664.3734
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The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to effectively provide a wide range of services which protect the life and property of the community.

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