Columbus Police Department to hire additional officers

The Columbus Police Department is looking to hire additional officers. Sgt. Matt Harris is the department spokesman. He says the last day to submit an application is Dec. 30th.

Harris says that once the applications are submitted, prospective candidates will have to through a number of other steps. He says these include a written and physical test, psychological profile, background check, a meeting with the captain’s advisory board, and more. Harris says the first portion of the testing is set for Saturday, Jan. 16th. He adds that an officer’s starting salary is approximately $48,000 per year with additional incentives like shift differential and clothing allowances.

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