APD Recruitment Video 2023

The Alliance Police Department currently employs 37 full-time police officers.  We also employ 2 part time officers and 5 auxiliary (volunteer) officers.

Become an Alliance, OH police officer by taking the online civil-service test at ANY TIME and also submit the Full-Time Officer Application.

Online Civil Service Testing Monthly at LAW ENFORCEMENT Jobs | Find Public Safety Jobs | National Testing Network

You also need to fill out an application here - FULL-TIME OFFICER APPLICATION

The City of Alliance does NOT allow lateral entry into the police department at this time.

Full-Time Job Benefits:

  • 40 hours employment per week
  • 55 years old age limit at hiring
  • Police Academy Reimbursement
  • $23.81 pay rate and full-time benefit status while attending police academy as cadet if academy needed.
  • Starting wage is currently $23.81 - $29.22 hr
  • Lateral pay consideration based on prior years of service at current department
  • Past drug use or misdemeanor crimes not automatic disqualifiers
  • 1.5 times regular rate for more than 8 hrs in day or 40 hours in week (overtime)
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Sick leave, compensatory time and bereavement leave
  • Health club reimbursement
  • In-house weight training facility
  • College Bonus up to 5.5% for bachelor's degree, 3% for associates
  • Tuition reimbursement for ongoing law enforcement college classes.
  • Union representation (OPBA)
  • $25,000 Life Insurance
  • Five steps to to top patrolman pay rate (eight years)($29.22 currently)
  • Detective bureau assignments by Chief of Police
  • Supervisor assignments by Civil Service
  • Uniform Allowance - $1300 per year
  • On-the-job training
  • Shift bid
  • Turnout gear issued by department
  • Issued rifle and off-duty pistol
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Expansive firearms training range with shoothouse
  • Special Response team, Narcotics, Fugitve Apprehension Bureau, Canine, Crisis Hostage Negotiations assignments

The hiring process consists of the following stages. 

  • Civil Service Examination - written or online only (bonus given for military, college, part-time, basic academy)
  • Background check
  • Interview
  • Medical examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Final Interview


Click here to complete and print a FULL-time police officer application - Please return to the police department at 470 E Market St, Alliance, Ohio 44601.


Click here to complete and print a PART-time police officer application - Please return to the police department at 470 E Market St, Alliance, Ohio 44601.


Police Chief Akenra X

Sworn in as Chief in 2023

28 year veteran of the Alliance Police Department.

Alliance Police Phone Numbers

330.821.3131  Emergency

330.821.9140  Non-Emergency

330.823.5383 Investigations

330.823.5532  Chief's Office

330.829.2225 Fax

Alliance-Ohio Emergency Alert System


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