Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department


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Why Join the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department (CMHA PD)?

The CMHA PD seeks candidates who share our values and desire opportunities with a highly trained, community-minded professional workforce where respect, teamwork and camaraderie is the culture. The CMHA PD is a nationally accredited police department by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The CMHA PD provides an exciting learning environment with a highly trained and well-disciplined team of law enforcement professionals who have earned the respect of the varied and diverse communities they serve. As a newly appointed team member, you will be partnered with an experienced officer and learn how to provide superior law enforcement services. The CMHA PD provides professional development and wellness through access to ongoing training, mentoring and professional development for a long, fulfilling law enforcement career. Uniformed Officers typically work 12-hour shifts (7 a.m. - 7 p.m., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.). Some team members work an 8-hour shift depending on the assignment.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

CMHA is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The workforce and Command Staff reflect the diversity of the communities served. The CMHA PD takes tremendous pride with inclusive community engagement and working with staff and residents to deliver the highest quality of service.

Join Our Team!

Whether you are a police academy student or a veteran officer, making a difference every day in the community from a foundation of trust is a reason to wear the CMHA PD uniform. The CMHA PD seeks to maintain a highly trained, community-minded professional workforce where respect, teamwork and camaraderie is the culture.

A career with the CMHA PD offers a fast-paced work environment, rapid growth opportunities and a chance to fulfill your purpose for becoming an Officer. The CMHA PD provides promotional opportunities to the SWAT Team, K-9 Unit, Detective Bureau, Special Investigative Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, U.S. Marshals Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, Northeast Ohio Gang & Narcotics Task Force and more. Officers may be able to apply for several specialized assignments after serving one-three years on patrol.

How Can I Serve?

There are a variety of opportunities to serve with the CMHA PD. Every member plays an integral and essential role in the department's day-to-day operations. The CMHA PD actively recruits and seeks qualified applicants to serve in various capacities. Learn more about opportunities that best suit your interests and career path.

Police Officer Minimum Qualifications

  1. Be a US citizen, by birth or naturalization, at the time of application
  2. Be 21 years old when appointed to Police Officer
  3. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license under the laws of the State of Ohio
  4. Must possess an Ohio Peace Officer Certificate or enrolled in an Ohio Police Academy
  5. No conviction record for felony or crime of moral turpitude

Application Process:

  1. Complete the CMHA application
  2. Complete the Personal History Questionnaire
  3. Interview in-person/virtual
  4. Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA)
  5. Physical agility
  6. Undergo a comprehensive background investigation and computerized history check
  7. Background verification interview
  8. Psychological examination
  9. Medical and drug screen
  10. A formal offer of employment

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other bases under the law.

For more information, please contact Lonnie Singer, Talent Acquisition Manager, 216.271.2858 or

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