Loveland, Ohio – Annual pay range is $68,051 to $83,402 with excellent benefits.  High School Diploma or GED and OPOTA Certification required at the time of appointment. Extra test credit for education, prior law enforcement, and/or military service for entry level candidates. Hiring process includes a written test, oral test, background investigation, interviews, truth verification test, psychological assessment, drug test, and medical exam. Written testing accepted through the National Testing Network ( through May 13, 2022. Corrections Officers and Part-time Police Officers are required to take the written test.

LATERAL Candidate applications are available at the city website starting April 12, 2022 through May 13, 2022.

LATERAL Candidates are considered current full-time State of Ohio Peace Officers and Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers with at least one (1) year full-time police patrol experience and are exempt from the written test. Lateral Candidates proceed directly to the oral test.  Higher starting salary and vacation credit may apply.

Contact the Loveland Police Department – Lt. Amy Campbell at 512-583-3000 or with questions and concerns.  Position description for police officer can be found on our website,

The City of Loveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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