Current Openings



Full-Time Police Officer

All full-time police officers with the City of Painesville are Civil Service, with the exception of the Police Chief. Hiring for the position of police officer is done through a competitive testing procedure run by the Civil Service Commission. All tests are certified and good for two years from date of certification. 

Minimum Qualifications:

    • U.S. Citizen
    • At least a High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Valid Ohio Driver's License
    • Must be at least 21-year-old and under 37-year-old at the time of appointment for entry level positions
    • Must successfully complete the police physical agility exam and written exam
    • Have an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) Certificate


Additional consideration is given to those who have:

    • Prior service with an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces
    • Experience in municipal, state or county law enforcement
    • Associate, Bachelor or higher educational degree from an accredited university or college


In addition to completing a physical agility and written exam, as applicants move through the interview process, they will also be subject to:

    • Drug Screening
    • Background Investigation
    • Psychological Evaluation
    • Medical Evaluation


Volunteer & Internships

PPD does offer volunteer and internship opportunities for those interested in a career in law enforcement. Please reach out to 440-392-5818 for more information. 


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