Lateral Transfer Opportunity: In-State Candidates
Serving and protecting the community by performing crime prevention, criminal investigations, and law enforcement activities.
Job Title: Police Officer (Lateral Transfer)
Salary: $31.27 - $49.28 Hourly
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Varies by position
Department: 30 Dept. of Public Safety - Police Officer
*Out of state applicants with less than five years (5) begin at $31.27. Applicants with more than five years (5+) begin at $41.18 hourly.
Possession of a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalence (GED).
At least twenty (20) years of age when applying, and at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of being sworn-in.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at time of hire (appointment).
A citizen of the United States of America.
Patrol service of one (1) year Basic Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) utilization.
Police Officers must successfully pass the Division’s Basic Peace Officer Training Academy and Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) final exam.
Out of state applicants will participate in a sixteen week academy in take process.
The probationary period shall conclude three hundred sixty-five (365) days after being sworn.
For those candidates passing the application review step, the hiring process will include one or more interviews, a criminal background check, and a pre-employment drug test. For any position within the Division of Police, the hiring process will also include the completion of an extensive personal history questionnaire and a polygraph examination. The selection process can take as little as 3 weeks and up to 3 months.