Join Our Team

The Shaker Heights Police Department is offers competitive benefits, top-notch training, and plenty of opportunity for advancement. 

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Advancement Opportunities

  • EDGE Swat Team
  • K-9 Unit
  • Negotiation Team
  • Mobile Field Force
  • Accident Investigation
  • Detective
  • Bike Patrol
  • Honor Guard
  • Promotion


  • U.S. citizen
  • At least 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license
  • Currently employed as a law enforcement officer, enrolled in police academy, or possess a valid OPOTA certification.

Competitive Compensation & Benefits

  • Signing bonus — $4,000
  • Salary range — $52,045 to $82,601 depending on qualifications. Candidates can earn more with a degree: Add one percent with an associate’s degree; add two percent with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Top-notch training, educational incentives and career development program
  • Health insurance (medical, prescription, dental and vision ) and life insurance
  • Vacation, sick leave and 10 paid holidays
  • Uniform allowance
  • Longevity pay