DELAWARE, CITY OF
1 S. SANDUSKY STREET
DELAWARE, OHIO 43015
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Updated: June 25, 2021
Classification: Police Officer (Entry Level)
The next list of passing scores will be pulled on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, so get your test scheduled today! Compensation: Prescribed by contract. Patrol Officers start $61,500 per year and will be earning $85,700 in 3-4 years. Shift differential, overtime, holiday, and call in pay are in addition to this base pay, as defined in the contract.
Benefits: Excellent benefits package includes:
Department: The department annually handles nearly 30,000 calls for service. In most cases, especially during non-business hours, the department is the primary resource for citizen contact regarding emergency and non-emergency needs. Consistent with the concept of community policing, the department endeavors to assist citizens in eliminating the underlying causes of crime, conflicts or safety hazards by assisting in the coordination of a concerted effort involving various branches of city government. The department provides round-the-clock service and is made up of patrol, administrative, detective, records/communications and support personnel.
City: Delaware was recently named one of Money Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Live in America in 2020! Delaware offers both history and modern vitality, and is home to Ohio Wesleyan University. Downtown is one of the city’s most defining elements because it is a fairly intact historic business district, parts of which have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The City is located within an 11-county Central Ohio region that is one of the United States’ most dynamic and diverse metropolitan areas. It is home to 2 million people, the state capital of Ohio, leaders in higher education and research, as well as a hotbed of entrepreneurs and high-growth companies. More information can be found at https://jobs.delawareohio.net/police
Age: Minimum age of 21 at time of appointment; age limit of 40 at time of appointment
US Citizen: Must be a United States citizen or hold a permanent resident card
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes. Valid Ohio Driver’s License or ability to obtain an Ohio Driver’s License prior to hire date.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Vision must be correctable to 20/20 with no color blindness.
Necessary Certifications: OPOTA certification preferred but not required at the time of application.
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: High school diploma or GED; continuing education classes/training as required.
Minimum Scoring Requirements on National Testing Network (NTN) Law Enforcement Exam:
DISQUALIFIERS: Candidates may be disqualified or removed from the recruitment process for, but not limited to the following, at any time:
Recruiting & Selection Process: The recruitment process is done pursuant to department hiring needs. Up to the top 60 scorers, who have met the passing test scores on the NTN exam, will be notified via e-mail how and when to complete the following steps: