Patrol Officer

Police
Pepper Pike Police Department - - Pepper Pike, Ohio

Feb 23, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Mar 31, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$69,708.77 annual
Top Pay:
$84,074.20 annual

Job Description

The Pepper Pike Police Department is currently establishing an ongoing list for Patrol Officer. All candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network prior to March 31, 2021.

The department requires the candidate to complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA).  You can access these questionnaires through your candidate account.  NTN suggests completing the PHQ and PSSA as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.

Benefit Information: Excellent benefits package includes medical, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance.  Paid holiday and vacation leave.  Paid sick time, longevity, uniform and maintenance allowance.  Retirement benefits through the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund. 

Department Overview: The Pepper Pike Police Department is a group of dedicated and service-driven officers, who strive to protect and serve the community through the unbiased enforcement of law.  We value excellence, integrity, and professionalism in our officers, and promote a strong relationship with our community that we serve.  

Area Information: Pepper Pike is located in Cuyahoga County, conveniently accessible to the Cleveland area, only 12 miles east of downtown Cleveland.  Pepper Pike comprises 7.5 square miles of mostly residential neighborhoods, with a small shopping area, two Country Clubs, Ursuline College, Orange High School, and several places of worship. 

Population: Approximately 6,500

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21yo at appointment. 35yo at exam.
  • Education: High School Grad/GED: Required , College : Not required, but extra credit given for Bachelors or Associates Degrees.
  • Experience: Not required, but extra credit given for 2 years or more of actual full-time experience as a municipal, state, or federal law enforcement officer.

Job Requirements

Age :

  • Minimum 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Maximum 35 year of age at time of entrance exam.
  • Five year extension (40 years of age maximum) granted for applicants who have service credit verified in one of the 3 qualified Ohio law enforcement pension systems (OP&F, PERS-LE, and/or HPRS)

US Citizen : Yes

High School Grad/GED : Required

Valid OHIO State Driver's License : Possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license at the time of appointment and the ability to maintain insurability under the city’s insurance policy.

Ability to Read/Speak English : Yes

Vision : Must have corrected vision in both eyes to 20/20.

College : Not required, but extra credit given for Bachelors or Associates Degrees.

Academy Certification : Not required, but preferred. Additional credit given for valid certificate from the Ohio Peace Officer’s Basic Training Academy.

Prior Experience : Not required, but extra credit given for 2 years or more of actual full-time experience as a municipal, state, or federal law enforcement officer.

Necessary Certifications :

  • Must attend and successfully complete an Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy selected by the Chief of Police OR currently posses a valid Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy certificate. Candidates who have a current Police Academy certificate from another state, may be required to re-attend an academy to meet state standards.

Additional Requirements :

  • Must pass the Cuyahoga Community College Physical Agility Test prior to appointment.
  • Must be willing to work ALL shifts, including holidays and weekends.

Hiring Process :

  • Completion of the National Testing Network test with a passing score of 75% or higher in all categories.
  • Passing score on the Physical Fitness Test through Cuyahoga Community College. Tri-C Police Agility Test
  • After a passing the test, completing and submitting a Pepper Pike Police Officer Application
  • Complete a PRADCO Psychological Questionnaire
  • Screening Interview
  • CVSA polygraph examination
  • Background Investigation
  • Conditional Offer Phase:
    • Medical Evaluation
    • Second CVSA polygraph examination
    • Second PRADCO Psychological Questionnaire
    • Final Offer

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors : The following occurrences or incidents in a candidate’s background may result in disqualification from the selection process (but are not limited to):

  • Felony conviction
  • Any conviction that would otherwise prohibit you from carrying a firearm
  • Illegal use of controlled substances and/or conviction for controlled substance violation
  • Poor work history
  • Poor driving record
  • Multiple debts which are not being regularly paid off
  • Other concerns that would be undesirable in a Police Officer given the responsibilities incumbent to that position.

Extra Credit : In order to receive extra credit, candidates must be able to provide proof (DD214, College Diploma and Transcripts, Academy Certificate). Total credit cap is 12%.

  • Military… 7%
  • Bachelor Degree or 2 years actual full-time experience as a municipal, state, or federal law enforcement officer… 5%
  • Associates Degree… 2%
  • State of Ohio Peace Officer’s Basic Training Academy Program… 5%

Contact Information

James Colbert

Pepper Pike Police Department -
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
phone: (216) 896-6111

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