Columbus Police Department Officers Must Stay 3 Years Or Repay City

From now on it’s going to be a little tougher — and more expensive — for new officers to leave the Columbus Police Department.

Tuesday night Columbus City Council approved an employment contract that obligates new police officers to stay with CPD for a minimum of three years. Those who leave early to go to another law enforcement agency will have to repay training and equipment costs.

The agreement applies to officers the city hires and sends to the police academy, Police Chief Joseph Daughtry said.

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