BEXLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT
559 NORTH CASSINGHAM ROAD
BEXLEY, OHIO 43209
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Updated: April 15, 2020
Job Classification: Police Officer
Although we are not currently hiring, the Bexley Police Department maintains an active eligibility list for the next available vacancy and encourages interested candidates to apply.
Please direct all questions to Customer Support at National Testing Network. Please DO NOT call the department/City directly.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account.
The City of Bexley does not require a PAT (Physical Abilities Test) through NTN. PAT testing for selected candidates will be conducted by the Bexley Police Department after the completion of the examination through the NTN. Candidates must meet department standards for physical fitness, strength, flexibility, and endurance.
Salary Information: As of January 1, 2019, Step 1 (entrance step for someone without OPOTA certification) is $56,534.80; Step 2 - $62,403.43; Step 3 - $69,257.62; Step 4 - $76,134.21 Step 5 -$95,688.82.
Benefit Information: The City of Bexley offers Police Officers a comprehensive benefits package including; Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, and participation in Ohio Police & Pension Fund. The City of Bexley also offers time off including vacation, sick and compensatory time.Department Overview:The Bexley Police Department is comprised of a Chief and Deputy Chief of Police, 4 Patrol Sergeants, 1 Detective Sergeant, 1 Administrative Sergeant, 18 Patrol Officers, 3 Detectives and 1 SRO. The Bexley Police Department is comprised of three uniformed patrol shifts and a Detective Bureau staffed with a sergeant and three detectives. Each 8 hour patrol shift is staffed with a sergeant and six officers. Bexley Police staffs a Bike Patrol, weather permitting, reaching out to citizens and improving our overall crime detection efforts.City Information:A first-ring suburb of Columbus, Bexley is known for its historic and close-knit neighborhoods, its highly ranked public school system, its classic and walkable Main Street environment, the prestigious private schools located within its borders, and its status as the home of Capital University.
The village of Bexley was incorporated in 1908 when the neighborhoods of Bullit Park to the north and Pleasant Ridge to the south combined. Bullit Park had formed in the late 1800's as a neighborhood occupied by wealthy Columbus residents who constructed country homes and urban estates east of Alum Creek along Broad Street. Pleasant Ridge was a Lutheran community rooted in the academic environment of Capital University, which located in the neighborhood in 1876. After reaching a population of 5,000 in the late 1920's, Bexley became a city in 1932. Today, Bexley has a population of over 13,000 residents, with over 4,000 households in the City. It is geographically compact, located within a 2.5 square mile footprint bounded by Alum Creek to the west, Gould Road to the east, Delmar Drive to the north, and Livingston Avenue to the south.Mission StatementWe, the men and women of the Bexley Police Department, are dedicated to the following as our mission:
Vision Statement The Bexley Police Department will continue to be an organization that operates in a cohesive, team-oriented fashion to provide service to the community. Officers and employees will be well educated and well trained. We will be an accredited agency that operates in a facility designed specifically to support a law enforcement operation. The department and the community will maintain a positive relationship that is based on openness and trust. Department operations will be enhanced by the expanded use of available technology. Our bottom line will continue to be the quality of service that we provide. Our measure of success will continue to be the satisfaction of our customers.Core BeliefsOur core beliefs are forged in "FIRE":
FAIRNESS: The fair and impartial treatment of others. Adapting to each new circumstance with professionalism and common sense.INTEGRITY: The honest and ethical performance of our duties. The acceptance of full accountability for our actions. Doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time.RESPECT: Respect for the law and respect for the human dignity of all people.EMPATHY: The importance of seeing things from the other person’s point of view. The ability to be sensitive to the feelings of the people we serve.
The City of Bexley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.
Age: 21 at the time of appointment
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Eyesight correctable to 20/30. No color blindness.
College: To be appointed to the position of entry-level police officer, a candidate must have completed at least one (1) year of post-high school education. This year of education may be undertaken at either a two- or four-year college or university. However, this requirement will be waived if the candidate has completed an OPOTA accredited police academy and is currently eligible to be certified as an Ohio peace officer.
Tattoos, Brands and Decals: No tattoo, brand or decal or any portion thereof shall be visible on members of the department while wearing any uniform, including short-sleeved shirts or shorts. No form of tattoo cover meant to conceal a tattoo, brand or decal is authorized for wear by department personnel. Applicants to the police department who are in violation of this requirement are subject to disqualification from the hiring process. No body piercing other than female employee’s ears will be visible at any time.
Selection Process following examination: When the City of Bexley announces an active recruitment, interested candidates will be given a deadline by which to submit for testing through the NTN and to submit an application for employment.
Upon completion of the testing phase with National Testing Network (NTN) exam, the candidates finishing in the top thirty (30) will be notified to complete an application for employment with the City of Bexley. A minimum passing score of 75% on the NTN video component is required to proceed through the hiring process as well as a minimum passing score of 60 on the WAQ. A minimum of 75% is necessary for the reading and writing components. While the City of Bexley continually accepts NTN video scores, the remaining recruitment process is done pursuant to department hiring needs. We will be ranking the candidates by a weighted score from a combination of the video and WAQ scores. Candidates will be notified by NTN if they are amongst the top 30 highest weighted scores (and ties) at the time the City elects to pull a list in order that they may complete their online City of Bexley application for employment and be asked to complete a Physician’s Release Form. Both the application and Physician’s Release Form will be available upon notification at www.Bexley.org. The top 30 candidates will then be invited to participate in the Physical Fitness Test (pass/fail) at a date and time determined by the City of Bexley. Candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test will complete a background investigation prior to participating in an oral board interview. Candidates who successfully pass all phases of the recruitment process will have their name placed on
an eligible-for-hire list and shall remain on the list for a period of two years from certification by the City of Bexley Civil Service Commission or unless the list has become fully exhausted. Additional post-certification steps include but are not limited to; completion of a release of information waiver and BCI/FBI fingerprinting.
PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS
MALE AGES FEMALE AGES
TEST20-2930-3940-4950 +20-2930-3940-4950 +
1 Minute Push Up (Minimum)262015102015109
1 Minute Sit Up (Minimum)3532272135322721
1.5 Mile Run (Maximum)13:2214:0814:5615:5715:5716:3517:2418:23
Ranking: A candidates overall ranking will be comprised of their NTN overall score plus additional points for education, military status, Ohio Peace Officer Certification, and Bexley Police Department Reserve Police Officer Service.
Removal Standards for Police Officer Applicants: If a candidate has been convicted of a Felony or if any of the following removal standards apply, you will receive no further consideration.
BEXLEY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION RULE # 10-07:
Applicants for the position of police officer will be recommended for removal from the Civil Service Eligibility List for any of the following reasons: