WAS GIVEN OCTOBER 30th, 2016
of Tiffin is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Physical Fitness Test Information
Background Removal Standards
HOW DO I BECOME A POLICE
You must be a resident of Ohio (or
be a resident at time of appointment) for the following to apply to you:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Current OPOTA Peace Officer Certificate OR be
currently seated in a police academy with a letter from your Academy
Commander stating you are on track to graduate
- You must be at least 21 years old to be
appointed. but no older than 35, except for military veterans who possess
a DD-214 that shows an honorable discharge and who may be 39 years or
younger on, or prior to, the date of appointment.
- Tiffin City Ordinance
141.02(b) states "No person shall be
eligible to receive an original appointment to the Department when he is
thirty-five years of age or older..."
- No person who has been convicted of a
felony shall be appointed as a Police Officer.
- Be of good moral character.
- A candidate may be
disqualified for evidence of character clearly unsuited for police
- A comprehensive background check is part of the selection
- (Please read through the Background Removal
Standards to make sure that none of them apply to you before applying)
- You will need a valid Ohio motor
vehicle operatorís license before you will be hired.
- You will be required to pass both a
medical examination and a psychological evaluation before you are
PHYSICAL ABILITY EXAM:
- You will be required to pass a physical
agility test immediately following the written test. (if hired there is a
yearly requirement to pass the physical agility test for the rest of your
career or face progressive discipline up to and including termination).
- All candidates appointed as full-time
police officers will be required within 60 days of their appointment to
become and remain an actual resident of Seneca County or a county
immediately adjoining Seneca County.
- Under supervision, promotes and maintains
civil order; enforces laws and ordinances; conducts investigations; issues
citations and makes arrests; patrols assigned areas to provide security;
responds to alarm calls; prepares detailed reports concerning crimes and
incidents; interviews victims and witnesses; interrogates suspects;
maintains equipment in functional condition; provides court testimony;
established and maintains positive working relationships with the
community. Performs any additional assigned duties as required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Able to read, understand, and explain State of
Ohio Statutes and City of Tiffin ordinances; Ability to communicate
effectively with a diverse population, in-person, via telephone, and in
writing; Ability to write accurate and complete reports and accurately
record information Ė by hand and using a computer, file records, and
process paperwork; Ability to solve problems, and make quick and
appropriate decisions in stressful situations; Ability to maintain
self-control and to take direction from supervisors; Maintain a positive
attitude, have good moral character, be honest, responsible and
trustworthy; Ability to perform physical activities necessary to protect
oneself and others; Ability to drive a motor vehicle; Ability to work
long hours for an extended period of time.
SALARY FOR FIRST YEAR
- $20.36 STARTING HOURLY WAGE*
*There are longevity bonuses and
educational bonuses in addition to the regular salary.
- YOU MUST TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAM IN ORDER TO BE
PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST FOR APPOINTMENT AS A POLICE OFFICER!
At the examination site, applicants must present a
current valid photo identification with their signature, such as a current
motor vehicle operators license.
YOU MUST BRING THE BELOW PAPERWORK TO THE EXAMINATION SITE TO
CLAIM ANY OF THE PREFERENCES LISTED BELOW:
1. VETERANíS PREFERENCE-If you are claiming
veteranís preference you must submit a copy of your DD form 214 (Release
From Active Duty) in order to receive proper credit. Qualifying service must
have been in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force of the
United States and must be an honorable discharge.
2. OPOTA CERTIFICATION - Must submit a copy of your
certification in order to take test. MUST not be expired.
NO APPLICANT HAS THE RIGHT TO A MAKEUP EXAMINATION
DUE TO PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL CONFLICTS ON THE TESTING DATE AND APPLICANTS
ARE ADVISED TO CONSIDER THIS BEFORE APPLYING FOR THE EXAMINATION.
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