Police Officer

Trotwood Police Department - Trotwood, Ohio

Jul 31, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Aug 21, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$22.29 hourly
Top Pay:
$32.60 hourly

Job Description

Employees in this class are responsible for protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and general enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work is performed in accordance with Division rules and regulations, and normally consists of duties and routine patrol and both initial and follow-up investigations. Employees in this class are subject to assignment to shifts and types of duties in accordance with the needs of the Division. Work normally does not involve direct supervision of subordinates; however, an officer may, in certain assignments, be assigned as “Acting Watch Supervisor”. Work involves as element of personal danger. Employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discretion in meeting emergencies; however, advice and consultation from a superior officer is usually available. Work assignment and special instructions are received from a superior officer who reviews work methods and results, through examination of reports, personal inspections and discussion of work problems and action taken.

Additional Information

  • · Patrols a designated area in a motor vehicle, bicycle and/or on foot, prevents and discovers the commission of crimes, directs traffic, enforces traffic, parking and other ordinances, answers calls and complaints, checks security of business buildings, investigates accidents.
  • · At the scene of a crime or accident, administers emergency medical care, conducts preliminary investigations, obtains and separates witnesses, takes initial statements, lays groundwork for follow-up investigation.
  • · Conducts follow-up investigation of serious crimes; investigates juvenile matters, deals with parents, recommends disposition.
  • · Makes arrests and prepares detailed reports.
  • · Testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • · May fingerprint and photograph prisoners.
  • · Gives advice, assistance and general information to the public.
  • · Attends assigned training classes and programs.
  • · May assist in police radio dispatching and recording duties.
  • · May perform some police laboratory tasks, including crime scene processing and evidence collection.
  • · Enters and retrieves data and produces reports and documentation from both in-car mobile data terminal and the in-house computer systems.
  • · Make daily checks of equipment including cruiser; radar; shotgun and pistol to ascertain that they are in proper operating condition.
  • · Checks the area patrolled for life safety hazards, including malfunctioning traffic lights, missing road signs, road obstructions, fire hazards and initiates corrective action.
  • · Serves as Community Service Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, Property Officer or Detective as assigned.
  • Gives crime prevention talks, writes news articles and holds neighborhood watch coordination meetings.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21-48
  • Education: High School Grad/GED
  • Experience: Preferred

Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Vision: Eye sight correctable to 20/30

College: 2 or 4 year Degree Preferred

Academy Certification: Possess or ability to obtain OPOTA certification

Must complete initial testing with the www.Nationaltestingnetwork.com select Law Enforcement and sign up for City of Trotwood must have a passing score of 70%. Testing Date is September 16, 200

Following the written exam candidates must pass:

Physical ability test (October 17, 2020)

Oral interview

Background investigation

Voice stress analysis

Physical and psychological exam

Drug screen

Contact Informaton

Portia Hill

Trotwood Police Department
3035 Olive Rd
Trotwood, Ohio 45426-2656
phone: 937-854-7223

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