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614-583-5000 3600 Tremont Rd


Upper Arlington combines career with community and enables opportunities for growth through training and resources.


  • The City utilizes the National Testing Network to screen for qualified candidates.
  • Register to test with the National Testing Network at:
  • The testing period is continuous. A list of eligible candidates is pulled as vacancies occur.
  • The top scoring candidates are invited to the next phase in the process, which includes completing an employment application.

The City of Upper Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Email: [email protected] | Phone: 614-583-5174


Salary Range: $64,532 – $101,764
The starting salary for lateral candidates is determined by the Chief of Police
Whether you are a seasoned police officer at another agency or at the start of your law enforcement career path, you won’t want to miss out on an opportunity to join Upper Arlington’s finest!

Primary job responsibilities include standard law enforcement activities, preserving the peace, protecting life and property, implementing crime prevention measures and the apprehension of criminals. Community relations activities are an integral part of how we provide service, building strong, respectful relationships with residents and businesses. With continuous education and training a top priority, our officers are also afforded many opportunities to broaden their professional experience and build a successful and rewarding career.

Lateral applicants are welcomed and afforded additional points on the eligibility list. All successful candidates are fully compensated as they undergo any required training and certification.


  • Paid Leave: Vacation, Sick, Personal, Holidays, Bereavement
  • Health Insurance: Choice between Traditional PPO Plan and High Deductible Plan with a Health Savings Account
  • Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Excellent Pension Program
  • Group Term Life Insurance: With option to purchase supplemental coverage
  • Education Incentives
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Service Credit Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation Savings Plans
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Accident Investigation Technician
  • Bicycle Patrol Officer
  • Community Relations Officer
  • Court Liaison
  • Crime Analyst
  • DEA Narcotics Task Force Detective
  • Detective
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Officer
  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer
  • Evidence Technician
  • Patrol Officer
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Police Desk/Holding Facility Officer
  • Training Officer


The City of Upper Arlington is a premier, mostly residential community, centrally located within the Columbus, Ohio region. Reflective of the friendly, educated, family-oriented and engaged community that we serve, the City is committed to exceptional, innovative service delivery. Our goals extend beyond the basics, aspiring to make Upper Arlington one of the best communities in the U.S. – a place that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive for all who live here, work in or visit our community.

In community surveys, safety consistently ranks as a top priority and a primary reason residents choose to live here, and approximately half of the City’s annual operating budget is dedicated to our police and fire safety services. Considered one of the premier agencies in the region, our Police Division prioritizes community engagement as much as it focuses on law enforcement activities. Career opportunities within the agency are extensive.

Our organization adheres to the highest standards of professionalism and dedication to service. When combined with our commitment to creativity and engagement with the community, we need to attract the best employees from the widest set of backgrounds. We strive to be a diverse and supportive workplace where every employee can make a difference. As a result, we seek team members of the highest caliber, and we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package for successful candidates.



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    The City also offers a convenient means for residents to report issues such as potholes, broken streetlights, property maintenance issues and parks damage through our UA Click2Fix smartphone app, available from AppleApp or GooglePlay.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not an emergency reporting system. Requests are normally addressed during regular work hours of 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. If you need to report a police matter, please call 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number at 614-459-2800.

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