NORTHWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
6000 WALES ROAD
NORTHWOOD, OHIO 43619
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Updated: December 29, 2020
Job Classification: Entry Level Police Officer
The Northwood Police Department is currently testing for Entry Level Police Officers. Candidates must complete the FrontLine National exam through National Testing Network by February 5, 2021. (1) current opening is anticipated to be filled.
Candidates must review the NPD Recruitment packet and also fill out a department application, here. Applications must be submitted by February 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Failure to complete the department application and/or testing will exclude candidates from the next phase of the hiring process.
Salary Information: $24.75-$30.94 per hour (4 step scale) 2020, current negotiations are underway for the year 2021 and beyond. Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Contract.
Benefit Information: 12 paid holidays, sick time, vacation- 2 weeks after 1 year, up to 6 weeks after 30 years, 2 personal days off each year, group healthcare and prescription drug coverage, educational reimbursement, Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund
Candidate Contact: Mrs. Audrey CaligiuriCivil Service Commission Member/Secretary419email@example.com
Department Overview: The Northwood Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency with a staff of twenty seven (27) personnel. The agency is composed of a Chief, Captain, Detective Sergeant, Detective Patrolman, 3 Patrol Sergeants, 11 Patrolmen, 1 S.R.O/D.A.R.E. Officer, 1 part-time Code Enforcement Officer, 5 full-time plus 2 part-time Dispatchers covering 8 square miles with a population of 5,400.
Area Information: The City of Northwood is positioned at the most northern end of Wood County and abuts Lucas County with the jurisdictions of both the City of Toledo and the City of Oregon. The City has shown moderate growth with new industrial and light manufacturing facilities within the past few years along with Northwood Local Schools recently building a new pre-kindergarten – 12th grade school.
Age: 21 and has not reached the age of thirty-five (35). Applicants who are, or will be, over the age of thirty-five (35) by the exam date, will be asked to provide proof of previous appointment as a Peace Officer for a jurisdiction within the State of Ohio.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
College: No application for entry level police civil service testing will be accepted unless the candidate can offer proof that, at the time of application, he or she does possess an Associate’s Degree or completion of 96 quarter hours or 64 semester hours towards a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; OR education may be substituted with five (5) years of continuous active full-time experience as a law enforcement officer with a Federal, State, County or Municipal Agency or Department.
Academy Certification: OPOTA certified for peace officer employment as per the Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.) 109.75 and 109.77.
Prior Experience: Preferred, not required
Necessary Certifications: Must possess a standard State of Ohio vehicle operator’s license. Ohio Peace Officer certification. L.E.A.D.S. certification. Department’s breath testing instrument certification.
Hiring Process: Please review the City of Northwood Applicant Packet which includes details on the selection process and hiring standards for Police Officers. You are encouraged to review this information carefully as the Northwood Civil Service Commission wants to ensure that each individual testing for the police officer position understands the entire process.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers
No person shall be eligible for appointment who has been convicted of a felony, theft offense, and domestic violence including lesser included offenses or any other crime that may, in the view of the Civil Service Commission, compromise public trust. All applicants must pass a background check to make this determination.
Must be insurable under the City’s insurance policy.
Drug Use Disqualifiers
No felony drug convictions,
No person is eligible for appointment if addicted to the habitual use of intoxicating liquors or drugs to excess. Drug screen required on conditional offer of employment.
The Commission may refuse to examine or, after an examination, refuse to certify as eligible, or after certification revoke that certification, of any person: who is found to lack any of the established preliminary requirements for the examination; who is physically so disabled as to be rendered unfit for the performance of the duties of the position which he or she seeks; who is addicted to the habitual use of intoxicating liquors or drugs to excess; who has been convicted of a felony, theft offense, and domestic violence including lesser included offenses, job-related non-traffic non-juvenile misdemeanors less than seven (7) years old, repeated O.V.I.’s (formally known as D.U.I.’s), O.V.I. within the last three (3) years; who has been issued a permanent civil protection order; who is uninsurable; who has been guilty of infamous or notoriously disgraceful conduct; who has been dismissed from either branch of the civil service for delinquency or misconduct; or who has made false statements of any material fact, or practiced, or attempted to practice, any deception or fraud in his or her application or his or her examination, in establishing his or her eligibility, or securing his or her appointment. In relation to such inquiries, the Civil Service Commission may require such certificates of persons having knowledge of the applicant as the good of the civil service may require, subject to the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, if and to the extent those provisions are applicable. The Commission may also take into consideration that convictions (e.g., for misdemeanor) are more than seven (7) years old.