Lateral Transfer Applications

Notice of City of Independence, Ohio
Application for Lateral Transfers for Police Department

Applicants are required to provide proof of a current OPOTA Peace Officer certificate and the notarized application showing at least three years of full-time police officer employment within the past two years. 

2022 Application Police Lateral

2022 OPOTC Physical Fitness Assessment Form 

You must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Ohio driver's license, and pass a physical fitness test.  All applicants will be required to pass a department-issued physical fitness test based on the state standards (15th  percentile).  The physical fitness test will be given prior to any interviews.  For selected candidates, a panel interview will be performed;, there will not be a written exam.  All candidates should be able to pass a comprehensive background check, polygraph, and medical examination prior to their appointment. 

Applications and all required materials must be returned in person between 8 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday, September 6 - October 7, 2022, to the City of Independence Police Department.  The order of applicant submissions will be noted in case of ties. 

Applications turned in after 4 PM on October 7, 2022, will not be accepted.  

**Limited to the first 50 applications.