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Become an Officer
Seeking Candidates
Thank you for your interest in becoming a police officer with the Columbus Police Department. The department is currently seeking qualified men and women to serve a progressive Nebraska community of approximately 22,218 residents. Current staffing allows for 36 sworn officers. More information about this position can be found on the City of Columbus Employment Opportunities page.

Minimum Requirements
Police officer candidates must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment and possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. United States citizenship is required along with the ability to speak and understand the English language. Candidates must have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions of crimes involving moral turpitude. A valid Nebraska operator’s license is required at the time of appointment. Vision must be corrected to 20/20 without color blindness and hearing shall be in the normal range. Minimum health and medical standards are prescribed by the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.