Join Our Team

Now Hiring for Lateral Entry

We are hiring postcardOnline Application Opens Monday, February 6

  • No test and no fee required to apply
  • $4,000 signing bonus 
  • Starting salary up to $93,000+

Apply early! The first 20 applications will receive immediate consideration. Qualified applicants will remain on eligibility list for a year.

Careers with the Shaker Heights Police

The Shaker Heights Police Department offers competitive benefits, top-notch training, and plenty of opportunity for advancement. Watch our video to learn more or scroll down for details.

Great Opportunities

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

Competitive Compensation & Benefits

  • Signing bonus — $4,000
  • Starting salary up to $93K+ depending on qualifications and education. (Candidates earn more with a college degree: one percent more for an associate’s degree; two percent for a bachelor’s degree.)
  • Top-notch training, educational incentives and career development program
  • Comprehensive insurance package: Medical, prescription, dental and vision; disability insurance; life insurance
  • Vacation, sick leave and 11 paid holidays
  • Uniform allowance
  • Longevity pay


  • 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 or possess a valid OPOTA certification out-of-state equivalent certification.

    Note if you are currently (or soon to be) enrolled in a police academy, we welcome you to apply once you've graduated and received your OPOTA certificate or out-of-state equivalent. There is no deadline to apply. We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis. You can use this form to express interest in applying at a future date; we will reach out to you periodically with application reminders.