SIDNEY POLICE DEPARTMENT
201 W. POPLAR ST.
SIDNEY, CITY OF, OHIO 45365
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Updated: January 17, 2020
Classification: Police Officer The City of Sidney is currently hiring for Police Officer. The City application and all testing must be completed and submitted to the City by February 28, 2020.
City of Sidney Application can be found at https://www.sidneyoh.com/HumanResourcesEmployment. Failure to complete the City application and/or testing may exclude candidates from the next phase of the hiring process.
Salary Information: $53,979 - $66,648
Benefit Information: Education Bonus up to $1800 annually, Up to $1700 physical fitness bonus annually, Uniforms and equipment provided, two weeks paid vacation per year, four personal days per year (after 6 months), 18 sick days per year, 11 paid holidays and Longevity pay after five years of employment.
Candidate Contact:Vickie AllenHuman Resources Managervallen@sidneyoh.com
Department Overview: The Sidney Police Department has 38 sworn officers, 11 dispatchers and 3 support staff members. The vision of the Sidney Police Department is to exceed the expectations of their community, to adapt to the ever changing challenges, and to provide the highest level of service and protection to their citizens. Our core values are Professionalism, Integrity, Courage and Compassion. The Sidney Police department handles approximately 30,000 calls for service a year. The Sidney Police Department is a full service department with a wide variety of opportunities for officers to advance. The Sidney Police Department has a professional patrol section, a diverse investigative section, a tactical response team, a bike patrol unit, a K9 team and other specialized positions that officers may apply for. The Sidney Police Department is located in a new building and the officers are provided with state of the art equipment and training.
Area Information: Sidney and the Shelby County court square listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Points of interest include the majestic Shelby County Courthouse, considered to be one of the finest in the nation, the Peoples Federal Savings and Loan designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan in 1917, and the Monumental Building, constructed to honor the County’s fallen heroes from the Civil War. Sidney also is well known for their many parks and their recreational system. For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Tawawa Park, located within the city, is a 220-acre wooded reserve where visitors can hike, bike, fish, and picnic. Walking trails guide hikers along the park’s winding creek and around its several lakes.Seasonal events on the downtown square include band concerts, a weekly farmer’s market, Kids Around the Square Festival, Fall Festival, and a variety of other family-friendly activities and events. The Winter Wonderland Parade attracts thousands to downtown Sidney to kick off the holiday season when the court square takes on the glow of countless sparkling lights, beautifully decorated storefront windows, and other seasonal decorations.
US Citizen: Lawfully work in U.S.
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Must be able to pass BCI and FBI background investigation.
Driving Disqualifiers: Must have valid Driver’s license. Not Convicted of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol more than once.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Not addicted to the habitual use of intoxication liquors or drugs.
Employment Disqualifiers: Pattern of poor work habits and poor work performance with previous employers.
Lack any of the established preliminary requirements for the examination Guilty of infamous or notoriously disgraceful conduct Made false statements of any material fact, or practiced (or attempted to practice) any deception or fraud in the application or examination in establishing eligibility, or securing an appointment. Dismissed from either branch of the Civil Service for delinquency or misconduct.
Bonus Credit on Exam Score: Ohio applicants applying for military bonus must submit proper proof of honorable discharge or honorable release (DD 214) from active military service prior to participation in the examination. Upon the applicant (a resident of Ohio and otherwise eligible) receiving a passing grade as determined by the National Testing Network, he/she shall be granted an additional credit of 20% of such grade in view of the above-mentioned service. Applicants who have OPOTA certification will receive a 20% bonus upon passing the examination with a score of as determined by the National Testing Network. Applicants who do not achieve a passing score will not receive the Military or OPOTA bonus. The maximum bonus for any applicant is 20%.
Test Dates: Testing will be available on the following dates and times, at the following locations:
Edison Community College - Piqua
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 4:00 PM
Sinclair Community College - Dayton
Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
Rhodes State College - Lima
Testing offered multiple days per week on an ongoing basis, starting January 13th, 2020.