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Police Department - Recruitment

Now Hiring!

CALL TODAY:  (330) 489-3360

The Canton City Police Department is looking for hard-working men and women of good character and reputation to join its ranks as members of Canton’s newest class of recruits - and we want you! 

Successful trainees will become part of a close-knit organization where strong moral fiber and self-discipline are rewarded with career success and respect from those we protect and you have what it takes to become one of Canton’s finest?

Police RecruitmentMinimum Qualifications:

  - At least 21 but not yet 35 years old
- High School diploma or GED
  - United States citizen
  - Able to pass physical agility exam
  - No felony convictions
  - Valid driver’s license
  - Have 20/20 or corrected vision
  - Able to undergo pre-employment psychological evaluation tests
  - Able to pass medical tests, drug screens, and civil service exams

Candidates with military experience, certain college degrees, Peace Officer certification, and Canton residents are given extra consideration.


  • First year salary - $31,000 (without certifications) or $34,000 (with Peace Officer certification).  Wages will then increase according to regular schedule and/or promotions.
  • Paid Sick Leave and Holidays
  • One week Paid Vacation after 10 months, two weeks after two years of service
  • Free Training in Specialized Fields
  • Promotion Opportunities
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Optical) and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Police and Fire Credit Union Membership...and much more!
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