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The Akron Police are Hiring!
Episode 4227th April 2022 • Akron Podcast • Dave Jackson
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Become an Akron Cop!

The Akron police force is looking to add 50 people to their force. In this episode, we find out what it takes, how much it pays, what kind of benefits, and where to sign up.

  • Starting pay $58,864! After three years $68,764!
  • Paid while attending the academy
  • College Tuition through the City of Akron’s Workforce Development Program
  • Tuition Free in-house APD Police Academy
  • 14 Paid Holidays per year
  • 80 Hours of vacation for new officers
  • Uniforms, Equipment, and Vest are provided at no cost, plus a $1,225 uniform allowance per year
  • See the Full Benefit Package for employee & family: HERE

For more information go to

Summit County Voter Guide


Need a Ride to the Polls?

Rideshare2Vote is now offering free rides to the polls for Akron voters.

The organization said it wants to increase voter turnout in an off-presidential year primary, which will take place May 3. Now, with a split primary due to redistricting delays, voter turnout is expected to be even lower than usual.

Early voting is already underway at the Summit County Board of Elections Early Voting Center, 500 Grant St., Akron. 

Interested voters can schedule their free ride at or by calling 888-977-2250.

Volunteer opportunities are also available for drivers at 

Lock 3 Open House

The city wants to hear from residents about improvements coming soon to Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron.

An open house is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 at the Knight Stage at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. 

Akronites are encouraged to attend the event to share ideas that help shape the Lock 3 Vision Plan. Those who can’t attend the event can fill out an online survey.

Need Something to Do This Weekend?

Check out the event schedule

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