We are very selective in hiring future members of the Hamilton Police Department. If you have integrity and a desire to be the best, you may well be just what we are looking for. If you are looking for a professional, exciting workforce, you have found us.

Brief Community Profile
The City of Hamilton is a multi-ethnic, predominantly blue-collar community comprised of over 60,000 residents. Like most other blue-collar communities, residential neighborhoods range from low-income housing to subdivisions, with homes ranging in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The size of Hamilton makes it an ideal community in which to pursue a career in policing.
The personnel of the Hamilton Police Department provide around-the-clock police protection and response for its citizens by utilizing three rotating patrol shifts.

Teams & Divisions
The department maintains a Detective Division, comprised of an Investigations Section and a Vice Section, a Traffic Division, a Services Division, and a Training Section. Additional teams and activities that an officer can participate in include Honor Guard, a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, Segway patrols, bicycle patrols, foot patrols, and neighborhood/urban core engagement.

Of course, the backbone of the department is the seventy-plus officers assigned to the Patrol Division. Assignments may involve routine patrol, investigation, traffic enforcement, or specialized assignment. The work involves an element of personal danger and requires independent discretion in meeting emergencies as well as high personal standards of integrity and fitness.


Notification of Upcoming Tests

If you would like to be notified the next time we plan on holding a civil service test for the position of police officer, please click this link and Subscribe to the position on the city employment website. THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS APPLYING FOR THE TEST! By Subscribing to a position, the next time a police test is offered within the next 12 months, you will be notified and can then apply to take the test.

We have created helpful walkthrough on how to subscribe to a city position HERE.

We also encourage you to follow our Facebook Page for future test notifications!

If you have questions about an announced, upcoming civil service test, please contact the City of Hamilton Department of Civil Service and Personnel by email ( or phone (513-785-7030).