FOREST PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT
1201 WEST KEMPER ROAD
FOREST PARK, OHIO 45240
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Updated: January 19, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer
The Forest Park Police Department is currently hiring for Police Officers! The City anticipates hiring up to three. All candidates are required to complete the FrontLine National exam, the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ), the Work Attitudes Questionnaire (WAQ), and the Public Safety Job Suitability Assessment (PSSA) no later than Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm EDST.
You can access the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ), WAQ, and Public Safety Job Suitability Assessment through your candidate account. These all must be completed by the closing date.
Salary Information: Starting base pay with OPOTA certification is $67,613.52/yr.; increasing to $71,245.82/yr. after six months of service. Annual base pay increases to $74,882.50/yr after 1 year of service, $78,522.70/yr after 2 years of service; and to $82,163.33/yr after 3 years of service. A state certified officer who has completed his/her probationary period with another police department, may be hired at a pay service step commensurate with his/her skills, knowledge, abilities and years of equivalent service.
For individuals who are not a certified officer in the State of Ohio and must attend a basic police academy, starting salary will be $58,485.44/yr while in the academy and during field training. The basic police academy will be paid for and selected by the City of Forest Park.
Benefits: Excellent benefits including health/dental/group life insurance, paid vacation/sick leave, holiday/merit pay, uniform allowance and tuition refund program. City of Forest Park employees contribute 12.25% of their salary to the Ohio Police & Fire Pension and the City of Forest Park contributes 19.5%. Accrued sick leave with another public entity in the State of Ohio can be transferred to the City of Forest Park for purposes of calculating vacation which employees are eligible to receive after one year of employment.
Candidate Contact:Captain Richard JonesAssistant Chief of Police513email@example.com
Department Overview: The Forest Park Police Department consists of thirty-six sworn officers who respond to more than 30,000 calls for service annually. The members of the Forest Park Police Department are committed to resolving community concerns through effective use of problem-solving and communication skills. The patrol officers are augmented by an investigations section, full-time school officer, canine officer, and bike patrol officers. The Forest Park Police Department also has a complement of officers assigned to a regional SWAT team and Under Water Search and Recovery Team. The department participates in the regional drug task force and the heroin task force. In addition to sworn personnel, the Forest Park Police Department employs a civilian workforce that provides a variety of support services to police officers and the community. Forest Park Police Officers are responsible for maintaining law and order, investigating crimes and protecting life and property throughout the City of enforcing the laws and ordinances of the City of Forest Park and the State of Ohio. It is a rewarding career in a progressive Police Department. The department is anticipating hiring up to three police officers through this process.
Area Information: Located in Hamilton County, about 20 miles north of Cincinnati, the City of Forest Park is home to a diverse population of 19,000 residents. It is situated along the northern loop of I-275, conveniently positioned within minutes of a variety of recreational, cultural and business areas.
Age: Must be 21 at time of application and testing
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Vision: Corrected to 20/40
College: Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and/or State of Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Certificate preferred; not required
Academy Certification: Not required
Prior Experience: Not required
Necessary Certifications: Basic Peace Officer Certification is not required. Candidates who have attended a basic police academy may still be required to attend an Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy selected by the Chief of Police depending upon experience level.
Application Process: To apply, applicants must complete the National Testing Network’s registration and application process, Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ), Public Safety Job Suitability Assessment, and the Work Attitudes Questionnaire (WAQ). Please proceed to the National Testing Network’s website here for further details including testing information. Scope of the National Testing Network’s written test will be multiple-choice questions to identify candidates with an aptitude for police work.Applicants that pass the National Testing Network’s test with a 70% or greater will be placed on the eligibility list for the position. At the time that candidates are certified from the eligibility list for a vacancy, applications will be reviewed and candidates will be selected for a first initial interview. Following the first initial interview, a selected number of candidates will progress to a second, more in-depth, interview which will include a physical agility test
(click here for agility test information) that all second interview candidates must take and pass. Please see below for specific details of the Physical Agility Test as well as the Agility Test Waiver Form that all second interview candidates must read and sign on the day of their physical agility test. Second interview candidates that fail the physical agility test will be removed from the police officer eligibility list and will not proceed further in the police officer hiring process.IT IS THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO ENSURE THAT ALL TESTING IS
COMPLETED WITH THE NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK PRIOR TO
CLOSING OF THE JOB POSTING AT 4:00 P.M. EDST ON FRIDAY, APRIL 9,
Disqualifiers: Candidates may be disqualified or removed from the recruitment process for, but not limited to the following, at any time:
Equal Opportunity Employer and Preference Points: An applicant who has served in the military is eligible for the addition of extra points to his/her passing examination score if he/she meets one (1) of the following conditions: