Police / Fire Recruitment

Image of the Police Recruitment PosterThe Canton City Police Department is looking for hard-working men and women of good character and reputation to join its ranks as members of Canton’s newest class of recruits - and we want you!

Successful trainees will become part of a close-knit organization where strong moral fiber and self-discipline are rewarded with career success and respect from those we protect and serve...do you have what it takes to become one of Canton’s finest?

Minimum Qualifications

  • Able to pass medical tests, drug screens, and civil service exams
  • Able to pass physical agility exam
  • Able to undergo pre-employment psychological evaluation tests
  • At least 21 but not yet 35 years old
  • Have 20/20 or corrected vision
  • High School diploma or GED
  • No felony convictions
  • United States citizen
  • Valid driver’s license

Candidates with military experience, certain college degrees, Peace Officer certification, and Canton residents are given extra consideration.


  • First year salary - $35,000 (without certifications) or $38,000 (with Peace Officer certification). Wages will then increase according to regular schedule and/or promotions
  • Free Training in Specialized Fields
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Optical) and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • One week Paid Vacation after 10 months, two weeks after two years of service
  • Paid Sick Leave and Holidays
  • Police and Fire Credit Union Membership
  • Promotion Opportunities
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Many more