GALION POLICE DEPARTMENT
301 HARDING WAY EAST
GALION, OHIO 44833
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Updated: June 09, 2020
Job Classification: Patrol Officer
The Galion Police Department is seeking to fill the position of Patrol Officer! Candidates must download, complete and submit an application to the City of Galion. Applications can be either dropped off in person or scanned and emailed to Civil Service Commission Clerk Natasha Hatfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible applicants will then be notified of the physical ability test date, held in Galion, Ohio. We will be holding our physical ability test on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 0900 hours. The Civil Service Commission will then establish a ranking of candidates to be given to the police department to begin the background investigation process.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
Due to the closures associated with the COVID-19 Virus, the Galion Police Department will be extending the deadline for compiling an eligibility list. We will not extend the deadline to 30 days after the opening of testing sites. This date remains fluid and we will update with a firm date once we receive word from NTN that testing sites are open.
Salary Information: Starting $21.41 per hour, at 6 months $22.50 per hour, at 1-year anniversary $23.57 per hour. Contract allows for additional certification pay up to $0.63 per hour.
Benefit Information: Health, dental and vision insurance. Vacation accrual and personal leave. All provided through collective bargaining contract
Candidate Contact: Brian SaterfieldChief of Police419email@example.com
Department Overview: We are a small city between Mansfield and Bucyrus just off of St. Rt. 30. We are currently authorized for 18 full-time officers: Chief, 4 Lieutenants, 2 Detectives, 1 School Resource Officer and 10 Patrol Officers, including a K-9 unit. We run three standard operational shifts. We have averaged 9900 calls for service (27 calls per day) over the past three years. Officers have a union contract and are represented by the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.
Area Information: Galion/Crawford County/Rural
US Citizen: Required
High School Grad/GED: Required
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Required
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Vision: Corrected to 20/20
College: Not required. Per contract, additional $0.21 per hour with degree.
Academy Certification: Required to be hired.
Necessary Certifications: Candidate must either have their Academy Certification or be currently enrolled in a certified Police Academy to be eligible to take our test.
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: Advanced training is provided by our department throughout your career.
Hiring Process: Pass the written test to be eligible for the City of Galion physical ability test, to be administered on July 11, 2020. An eligibility list is then compiled by the Civil Service Commission. A background investigation is then conducted by the Galion Police Department, which includes employment and reference checks. An oral interview is conducted by supervisory personnel. Once a candidate is offered conditional employment, a complete psychological assessment is conducted and then a complete physical exam. When the candidate passes both assessments, employment is offered.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: All felony convictions. All acts of moral or ethical misconduct.
Driving Disqualifiers: DUI (within past 10 years). Reckless Operation. High frequency of minor traffic violations
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Applicants must pass a drug screen.
Employment Disqualifiers: Lying on a job application. Habitual sick leave usage. Discourteous treatment of fellow employees or customers.
Additional Disqualifiers: Terminated by previous law enforcement agency for just cause.