NEW ALBANY, CITY OF
99 West Main Street
NEW ALBANY, OHIO 43054
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Updated: April 17, 2020
Classification: Police Officer
The City of New Albany is currently building an ongoing list for Police Officer - Entry Level.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed when submitting your test scores or you will not be considered further in the process. Salary Information: $60,400.98- $91,034.80, with enhancements for higher education and military service.
Department Overview: Led by Police Chief Greg Jones, the New Albany Police Department has 24 sworn positions including five sergeants, and 11 non-sworn positions including nine police dispatchers and two administrative support positions. More than 90% of our uniformed officers have obtained degrees and one-third of our officers are military veterans. Because the city values the education and military service, employees with these credentials experience increased hourly compensation. The department is comprised of three patrol shifts, two detectives, school resource officer, DARE officer, K9 officer and an accreditation manager. The department also provides bike patrol and has just begun a drone program.
The New Albany Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency dedicated to providing our community with the highest level of law enforcement services available through a department wide community policing philosophy. Whether patrolling neighborhoods, conducting bicycle safety program for children, teaching during Safety Town, leading citizen policy academy and women’s self-defense classes or providing safety tips to businesses, its officers understand that strong relationships set the foundation for a safer community. New Albany officers are tasked with taking proper enforcement action as necessary to maintain the order, safety and general welfare of the city. They provide a highly visible, professional presence while conducting patrol activities, maintaining safety and assisting citizens in a wide range of emergency and non-emergency situations. New Albany officers are committed to upholding the department’s values of professionalism, integrity, respect and compassion while they serve and protect the New Albany community.
Additional information about the department can be found on https://newalbanyohio.org/answers/police/.
Area Information: New Albany, with a population of just over 10,000, covers over 17 square miles in the northeastern quadrant of Franklin County in Central Ohio. Nestled in a pristine country setting, its residents and business partners are only fifteen miles from downtown Columbus, Ohio’s capital city.
New Albany is a small city that thinks big and delivers. New Albany is set apart by its commitment to lifelong learning, healthy living, culture, leisure and commerce. It is reflected in everything from pedestrian friendly Market Square anchored by restaurants, shops and a library; to over 45 miles of leisure trails connecting Market Square to neighborhoods. It extends to our 4,500 acre New Albany International Business Park, (housing Abercrombie & Fitch, Google, Facebook, Discover, AEP and more) to our nationally ranked school system located within a 200-acre learning campus that is also home to the community’s performing arts center. New Albany was named the #1 suburb in America by Business Insider and has been recognized as one of Ohio’s “Best Hometowns” by Ohio Magazine.
Additional information about the City of New Albany can be found on https://newalbanyohio.org/.
This position description contains the essential functions for purposes of 42 USC 12101. However, it is not intended to be the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the position incumbent. The city retains the right to modify the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time.The City of New Albany does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, military/veteran status, age, disability, or genetic information in employment.
Age: The incumbent for this position shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and shall be no more than thirty-four (34) years of age at time of appointment.
US Citizen: No; however, legal right to work in the U.S. is required
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.
Higher Education and Military Service: A bachelor’s degree and/or active duty military service with honorable discharge is preferred, but not required to apply.
Certifications: Must attend and successfully complete an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy selected by the Chief of Police OR currently possess a valid Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certificate. Candidates who have a current OPOTA certificate may be required to re-attend an academy in order to meet department training standards.
Personal History Questionnaire: Candidates must submit an up to date Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) through NTN with their testing scores. Candidates who do not submit a PHQ will not be interviewed.
Candidates must submit an up to date Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) through NTN with their testing scores. Candidates who do not submit a PHQ will not be interviewed.