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City of Akron to Give New Police Officer Examination


Intent to Hire Twelve New Officers Initially

City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of stephanie york
Published: 12-03-2014

          The City of Akron is now accepting applications for the position of police officer and will continue to do so through January 23, 2015.  The City will give new police exams in the third week of February with the intent to hire approximately 12 new police officers initially.   The eligible list generated from the test is good for 18 months from the date it is established, and historically the City has hired more than one class of officers from an eligibility list.

            Among the qualifications candidates must meet:

  • 21-35 years old (at the time of examination)
  • Accredited high school GED
  • Physical and medical standards
  • Valid driver’s license

Candidates must also pass written tests, physical skills test, medical and psychological tests, background investigation and a polygraph examination.

The City of Akron also awards bonus points for those recruits who meet a residency requirement, have served in the armed forces of the United States and were honorably discharged, and/or completed accredited college course work.

            Compensation for an entry level police officer begins with a training wage then increases   to $50,000 a year, and includes a generous benefits package consisting of comprehensive medical insurance, life insurance at no cost, paid vacation time, sick leave and 14 paid holidays.

“These are tough jobs and they certainly are dangerous at times; but, being a police officer can be an incredibly rewarding career,” said Mayor Plusquellic. “Not only that, but we offer one of the strongest benefits packages in the State, if not the nation.  I highly encourage our residents who meet the qualifications to take the test so that they may have the opportunity to join our highly regarded Police Department and enjoy a meaningful career.”

            For more information, please contact the City of Akron Personnel Department at (330) 375-2720 for details; or toll free: 1-888-588-5417, or go to the City of Akron’s website at


For further information, contact:
stephanie york
communications director
Phone: 330-375-2345
E-mail: [email protected]

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