Civil Service

The City Civil Service Commission conducts competitive Civil Service exams for full time police and firefighter/paramedic positions.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 8:20AM at the City Hall Caucus Room, 6800 Brecksville Road, Independence, Ohio.

2021 Certified Fire List

2021 Certified Police Officer List

2021 Application Police Lateral


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.
You must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Ohio driver’s license and pass a physical agility test.
Applications along with the required materials must be returned in person
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; April 19, 2021 through May 28, 2021
City of Independence Police Department
Applications turned in after 4 p.m. on May 28, 2021 will not be accepted
**Limited it to the first 50 applications**


Contact this Department

Mark Kwiatkowski, Sr.
Civil Service Commission Chairman
KwiatowskiMA@IndependenceOhio.org

Pete Nelson
Civil Service Commission Vice Chair
NelsonP@IndependenceOhio.org

Bill Zarlenga 
Civil Service Commission Member

Debi Beal
Civil Service Secretary
BealD@IndependenceOhio.org