EPD Entry Level Examination




By order of: Euclid Civil Service Commission

The City of Euclid Police Department will conduct an entrance examination for the position of Police Officer on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022.

Application Requirements:

OPOTA Police certification is NOT required to apply.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a high school graduate (or equivalent)
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on date of appointment
  • Be in possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Have NO felony convictions (or convictions from another state that would constitute a felony in Ohio)
  • If made a job offer, complete a comprehensive physical examination establishing fitness to perform the tasks of the job and eligibility for the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund.

Testing will be conducted by Cuyahoga Community College at their Western Campus Public Safety Training Center, 11000 Pleasant Valley Rd., in Parma Heights.

Applicants must contact Carrie Havens at 216-987-3033 to register for the written test.  Candidates MUST be registered and paid in full by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022. The written test will be on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022.  Sign-in will begin at 7:00 AM and testing will commence at 8:00 AM.   A testing fee of $60 will be charged by Tri-C.

The Civil Service Commission has authorized the following credits to add to your test score.  Extra points will only be added if a candidate achieves a passing score of 70% or higher on the written exam:

Military Service with an Honorable Discharge: 2 percentage points (you MUST submit your DD214 with your application)

Associate’s degree in law enforcement-related field: 1 percentage point (You MUST submit proof of the degree with this application)

Bachelor’s Degree in law enforcement-related field: 2 percentage points (You MUST submit proof of the degree with this application)

Note: maximum combined education credit is 2 percentage points

Current OPOTA peace officer certification: 4 percentage points (you MUST submit proof of academy completion with this application)

No candidate will receive more than 5 credit points by any combination of the above. (Ex.: a candidate who receives a test score of 81.2%, and who submits proof of ALL of the above will receive a post-credit score of 86.2%)

Candidates must also submit an employment application with the City of Euclid. There is no fee required for this application. Applications will be available starting on April 5th.  They will be available online at EPD Police Officer Application or they can be picked up at Euclid Police Station (545 East 222nd Street, Euclid) anytime. The application must be submitted by Friday, May 20th, 2022 at 4:00 PM. Applications can be dropped off at the police station or emailed to mjanson@euclidpd.org.  The application packet contains information on occupational requirements, disqualifiers, and instructions on completing the application.

Police Physical Fitness Testing: Testing is administered by Tri-C Western Campus.  Candidates do not need to have the testing certificate until time of appointment.  Candidates who already possess a passing certificate from Tri-C (within a year prior to appointment date) can submit it with their applications. Test dates and registration are available on the Tri-C website: https://www.tri-c.edu/workforce/public-safety/law-enforcement/law-enforcement-advanced-training/physical-agility-police-officer-testing.html

The Euclid Police Department offers a salary range of $68,219 – $76,130 plus excellent benefits (including $2,300 initial uniform allowance and $1,750 annual uniform maintenance not reflected in base pay, 16 paid holidays, and Longevity bonus 2.5% after 5 years.)

The Euclid Police Department offers a number of career opportunities that include patrol, detectives, narcotics & vice unit, regional tactical team assignment, K-9-unit, task force assignments, traffic division, and community policing.

Hiring Process

Candidates shall be subject to an investigation of personal history, a thorough background investigation, a polygraph examination, and personal interviews.  Following a job offer, if any, applicants shall be required to successfully complete comprehensive medical and  psychological examinations.  The medical examination will include job-related medical tests, examinations and review of medical history to determine each applicant’s condition and fitness to perform the tasks demanded by the position, and to document eligibility for the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.  These will include without limitation, medical fitness, psychological exam, physical fitness, stress and capacity testing, hearing and vision examinations.  Vision capability in each eye must be correctable to 20/30 or better.

Any Civil Service rule inquiry should be directed to Carrie Insana, Administrative Secretary for the Civil Service Commission at the City of Euclid (Phone: 216-289-2746 or email: cinsana@cityofeuclid.com. Inquiries regarding these instructions should be directed to Captain Mike Janson of the Euclid Police Department, 216-289-8431 or (preferably) by email at mjanson@euclidpd.org

                                EUCLID IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, promotion, assignment, training, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment will be made on a non-discriminatory basis, and without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.