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TEST WAS GIVEN ON OCTOBER 20TH, 2012

(IT IS GOOD FOR 2 YEARS)

The City of Tiffin is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Police Officer Application


HOW DO I BECOME A POLICE OFFICER ?

You must be a resident of Ohio (or be a resident at time of appointment) for the following to apply to you:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/experience requirement: 

  • High School Diploma or GED

AGE REQUIREMENT:  

  • You must be at least 21 years old to be appointed.
  • 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..."

CHARACTER:

  • No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be appointed as a Police Officer. A candidate may be disqualified for evidence of character clearly unsuited for police services. A comprehensive background check is part of the selection process.

DRIVERíS LICENSE:

  • You will need a valid Ohio motor vehicle operatorís license before you will be hired.

MEDICAL EXAM:

  • You will be required to pass both a medical examination and a psychological evaluation before you are appointed.

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).

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:  

  • 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.

DUTIES

  • A Police Officer works under supervision to perform law enforcement duties, protecting life, property, and the civil rights of individuals. Primary duties include patrol; interacting with citizens to provide service and render assistance : and preparing and completing records, reports, and other paperwork documenting incidents for use in prosecution. A Police Officer is dispatched to crime and emergency scenes in response to reported violations , accidents, domestic disputes and abuses, and other incidents: Carries out crime scene duties; makes arrest and performs search and seizure; conducts investigations; and interviews witnesses, suspects, and complainants.

SALARY FOR FIRST YEAR PATROLMAN (2014)  

  • $19.19  STARTING HOURLY WAGE*

*There are longevity bonuses and educational bonuses in addition to the regular salary.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

  • 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 PREFERENCE-If you are claiming Ohio Peace Officer certification preference you must submit a copy of your certification in order to receive proper credit and that certification 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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