Civil Service Commission

Broadview Heights
Civil Service
9543 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147
Updated: September 21. 2023

 Submittal DEADLINE is November 5, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST


The Broadview Heights Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of up to three Police Officers!  In order to be considered for this recruitment, please schedule your test with the National Testing Network and have your scores available to us by the deadline. If you have an exam on file with NTN, you must transfer your test to the City of Broadview Heights. 


Patrol Officer Application

National Testing Network

The department requires the candidate to complete the Personal History Questionnaire, which can be done as soon as you register for your exam. 

NTN suggests completing the PHQ as soon as possible so your process is not delayed.

Starting salary $72,479 3rd Class with a valid certificate from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) of one year or less, or $62,983 without. Top pay after two years: $86,719. 

Benefits include Medical and Life Insurance, Uniform Allowance, Holiday and Longevity Pay, and Personal and Sick Leave available.

City Information: The City of Broadview Heights, located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, is 13.06 Square miles. Broadview Heights is surrounded by North Royalton, Seven Hills Richfield, and Brecksville and is centrally located between Cleveland and Akron. 

Population: 19,270 (2020 census) 


  • Age 21 to under 35 years
  • US Citizen
  • High School Grad/GED
  • Valid OHIO State Driver's License
  • Ability to Read/Speak English
  • Must have corrected vision in both eyes to 20/20 and not color blind.
  • Test Scores & a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) from the National Testing Network posted by the deadline.  A score of at least 70% is required for each of the three exam sections (reading, writing, and video portion).  
  • Proof of successful completion of the Tri-C agility test of one year or less.  An OPOTA Academy graduate of one year or less does not require a physical agility test.” 


Preference Points are awarded as follows: (documentation is required to receive points).  No more than 10 points be awarded from one or any combination below.

  • Associate Degree: 2 points 
  • Bachelor Degree: 4 Points 
  • Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy Certificate of 1 yr. or less: 2 points 
  • Military Service: After 180 days of active duty service is complete, the applicant rates 1 point for every full year after that to a maximum of 10 points. 

 Additional Qualifications:

  • Successfully passing the background check. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Law Enforcement Automatic Data System (LEADS) certification.
  • Successfully passing yearly weapons qualification. 
  • Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment. 
  • Attention to detail and ability to make decisions without direct supervision within the law and departmental policy guidelines.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and initiative