Officer retention at the Columbus Police Department is much better. Chief Jon Rohde explains that several factors helped, including the implementation of updated pay ranges for officers after a salary study was commissioned by the city council.
Rohde adds that an updated grooming policy, which allows for beards and non-offensive tattoos, also helped drive recruitment and retention.
Currently, Rohde says all officer positions are filled.
CPD is accepting applications for patrol officer to prepare for the next open position. You can get an application online at columbus.in.gov/police.
Chief Rohde gave a presentation on the department’s recruitment and retention efforts at this week’s meeting of the Columbus City Council.