BEREA POLICE DEPARTMENT
17 BEREA COMMONS
BEREA, OHIO 44017
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Updated: January 14, 2020
Job Classification: Police Patrol Officer
The Berea Police Department is currently hiring for the position of Police Patrol Officer. FrontLine National testing must be completed by the close date of February 29, 2020.
Once the list has been certified, the applications of the top 10 or top 25% of candidates (whichever number is higher) will be provided to the Berea Police Department. Those candidates will be contacted by the Police Department to begin the selection process, which will include completion of a detailed application, physical agility test (conducted by Tri-C), polygraph test, medical exam, background investigations, interviews and psychological profile evaluation. Questions about the interview process will be addressed by the Berea Police Department.
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Salary Information:$28.79 per hour ($59,883.20) to start. After 18 months probationary period $32.60 per hour ($67,808). Based on 2020 collective bargaining agreement.
Benefit Information: Health insurance, life insurance, vacation, holidays, personal time, Ohio Police and Fire Pension, other benefits as described in collective bargaining agreement.
Candidate Contact: Linda MuglichSecretary, Civil Service Commission440email@example.com
Department Overview: Berea today is a safe, diverse, progressive community offering unique opportunities for its people. The Berea Police Department offers residents a wide variety of services. With a complement of 30 full-time officers and support staff emphasis has been placed on developing community programs that promote a sense of safety and well being. Modern technology has been integrated into police operations but has not replaced the human element necessary for successful delivery of law enforcement services.
The Department has a Community Engagement Unit and actively participates in a variety of activities with youth and adults. We have been recognized by the Ohio Attorney General and other organizations for our innovative approach to the opioid crisis, which emphasizes treatment instead of arrest. Our Safe Passages Program has been adopted by numerous other cities in Cuyahoga County and throughout the State of Ohio.Programs such as motorcycle officers, Ride-a-long program, bicycle patrols, Emergency Response Team, auxiliary police, Youth Diversion Program and other initiatives offer residents the service they should expect from their law enforcement professionals. The Berea Police Department continues to evolve and expand as it meets the needs and concerns of its citizens.
Area Information: Berea is a historic community located approximately 12 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio and 2 miles South of Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport in Cuyahoga County. Established in 1836, the town has a rich history in sandstone quarries, education, and transportation. It is the proud home of Baldwin-Wallace University and headquarters of the Cleveland Browns.
Age: 21 at time of hire; no more than age 35 if an original appointment
US Citizen: Required
High School Grad/GED: Required, or equivalent
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Required
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Academy Certification: Not required. However, preference may be given to candidates are state-certified Peace Officers at the time of original appointment.
Hiring Process: All candidates scoring 70% and above on the examination will be placed on an eligible candidate list.
Upon notification of an opening, the Civil Service Commission will certify the top 25% or 10 candidates (whichever number is larger) for further consideration.
Representatives from the police department will visit the home of the candidate for an informal interview. There will be one or more formal interviews with a panel of the police management team.
Finalists will be interviewed by a citizen panel, the Director of Public Safety and the Mayor.
Once a provisional offer of employment is made, the applicant will be required to undergo physical and mental health examinations, a credit check and a polygraph.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Any felony conviction will disqualify a candidate for the position of Police Patrol Officer.
Driving Disqualifiers: Must have a valid operator’s license. Alcohol and/or drug driving convictions do not automatically disqualify a candidate, but will be a factor in a hiring decision. The weight it is given will depend on the circumstances and length of time since the conviction.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Prior drug use does not automatically disqualify a candidate, but will be a factor in a hiring decision. The weight it is given will depend on the circumstances.
Military Credit: Any applicant for an original appointment who has attained a passing grade on the written entrance examination, and who has completed one year or longer in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and has been honorably discharged therefrom, shall be given a credit of two percent (2%) of the basic score attained on such entrance examination, the credit to be added to the basic score in order to obtain the final grade upon such entrance examination
In order to qualify for the additional military credit, you must upload your Form DD-214 through your NTN account.