Police Officer Lateral Transfer

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department (CMHAPD) is accepting applications from experienced candidates for lateral transfer as a full-time police officer. Eligible candidates will have successfully completed at least two years of continuous service as a full-time police officer, currently employed as a sworn police officer and be certified through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC). Starting salary will depend on the candidate's years of continuous, full-time service.

The CMHAPD is a nationally-accredited law enforcement agency that provides high-quality law enforcement service focused on community policing. The Department’s core values are Tenacity, Respect, Understanding, Service and Training (TRUST). CMHA supports a very active health & wellness program that promotes a life/work balance. If you meet the qualifications for the position and desire to work in a fast-paced environment, you are encouraged to visit www.cmha.net and submit an application for the position.

A Police Officer performs a variety of general and specific police functions in assigned area in order to preserve and protect life and property, enforce laws and ordinances, and prevent and detect crime on CMHA premises. These tasks require an understanding of department operations, and state, local and federal statues, and involve an element of personal risk. The Police Officer must be dedicated to the Authority’s mission and vision and will uphold the shared values of commitment, respect, accountability, excellence and safety to internal and external stakeholders.


Depending on experience, salary range is $58,240 to $63,440.

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE: Police Officers’ Training Certification by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council.


  • Physical agility requirements are waived
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum age 21 at time of appointment
  • United States citizenship
  • Possess an OPOTC certificate and a minimum of two consecutive years of full-time experience as a Peace Officer as defined in the Ohio Revised Code.
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with the public
  • Successfully complete a voice-stress analysis, psychological screening, and medical exam
  • Valid Ohio driver's license
  • Ability to work a 12-hour shift and emergency shifts as needed
  • Ability to rapidly and objectively analyze situations and determine the proper course of action
  • Experience in handling vehicles in routine and emergency conditions.
  • Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services 8% Hiring Bonus
  • Uniforms and equipment provided
  • On-site workout facility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Ongoing career development and training opportunities
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Family/Bereavement leave
  • Ability to carryover limited amount of accrued sick time
  • Retirement plan options (OPERS and deferred compensation plans)
  • Group and voluntary life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Prior service credit for vacation accrual rate
  • Employee assistance program, and more!
  • For more detailed benefit information, visit our benefits website, www.cmhabenefits.com

OTHER: Possession of a valid Ohio vehicle operator's license and insurability under agency policies.

Job Type: Full-time

Starting lateral pay: $58,240 to $63,440 depending on prior experience.

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority requires evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination for newly hired employees.* *The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") requires CMHA to maintain confidentiality of employee medical information. Any information provided will be kept confidential and will be stored separately from the employee’s personnel files as required under the ADA. CMHA provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Please contact CMHA’s Human Resources at 216-348-5030 (voice).

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $58,240.00 - $63,440.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Rotating weekends


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Police Officer: 2 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Police Officers’ Training Certification (OPOTA) (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Overnight Shift (Required)
  • Night Shift (Required)
  • Day Shift (Required)