FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
6485 VONNIE VALE COURT
HAMILTON, OHIO 45011
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Updated: June 11, 2020
Job Classification: Police Officer
The Fairfield Township Police Department is currently building an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer. All candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network.
You must complete an application and submit it to the police department to be considered for the interview phase. If you tested through the National Testing Network, you must still contact the police department and complete an application.
The application is available on the township website https://www.fairfieldtwp.org/jobs/
Salary Information: As of April 1, 2020, the starting salary for police officer is $52,956.80, with an established wage scale that increases up to $73,424.
Benefit Information: The township offers an outstanding benefit package including paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. The township provides all equipment and uniform upon employment, with an established uniform allowance each subsequent year. Fairfield Township police officers are represented by the FOP Ohio Labor Council and are members of the PERS/LE retirement plan.
Area Information: Butler County is a county in the U.S. State of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 368,130. Its county seat is Hamilton. It is named for General Richard Butler, who died in 1791 during St. Clair's Defeat.Area: 470 mi²Population: 376,353 (2015)County Seat: HamiltonUnemployment Rate: 3.7% (Apr 2017)Congressional District: 8th
Population: Township is approximately 22,000
Age: 21 years of age
US Citizen: Required
High School Grad/GED: Required
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Required
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Vision: 20/20 corrected
College: Preferred, not required
Academy Certification: Candidates must be O.P.O.T.A. certified at time of appointment
Prior Experience: Preferred
Necessary Cerifications: Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Certification
Police Officer Selection Process Summary:
Physical Fitness Requirements: The requirements for this phase of the process align with the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy. The testing requirements consists of sit-ups, push-ups, and a 1.5-mile run. Please refer to the attachment for the age and gender minimum scores.
Panel Interview: The panel generally consists of representatives of the Fairfield Township Police Department. In addition to police department personnel, the panel may consist of other township administrative staff, local citizens, or school and community leaders.
Polygraph Examination: A trained and certified polygraph examiner will administer a polygraph examination to those candidates advancing to this phase of the process. The results of the polygraph exam will not be a single determinate of employment status. However, any finding of deception to relevant questions during any part of the polygraph exam may eliminate the candidate from further consideration.
Background Investigation: There will be a thorough background investigation on each candidate advancing to this phase of the process. The purpose of the background investigation and record check is to assist the township in reaching a determination regarding each candidate’s suitability for employment. Each candidate must sign a release authorizing the department to obtain personal, legal, civil, work, credit history, or any other information deemed pertinent to the background investigation.
Each candidate will submit fingerprints for state and federal screening. The background investigation consists of, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
Causes for Which a Candidate May Not Be Considered for the Position of Police Officer: