Columbus police recruiting from other departments

The Columbus Police Department is nearing the end of a hiring process meant to encourage officers from other communities to come here to serve.

According to the police department, the deadline to apply for the lateral hiring process is coming up Wednesday. The department is looking for certified Tier 1 law enforcement officers in other agencies to make the jump to CPD. The department is trying to fill several open patrol officers positions.

Applicants coming from other agencies will be allowed to skip the department’s written and physical tests for this lateral recruitment effort.

According to the agency, starting salaries for CPD officers range from almost $60,000 to nearly $72,000.

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