BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
1287 TALLMADGE RD
KENT, OHIO 44240
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Updated: March 09, 2021
Classification: Police Officer (Part-Time)
The Brimfield Township Police Department is currently establishing a candidate list for the position of Part-Time Police Officer (up to 32 hours weekly). Growth planning for 2021 anticipates the addition of two (2) Full-Time Police Officers, and the selected candidate for this position will be eligible for consideration to transition to full-time status for one of those two positions.
All candidates must take the Frontline National exam through National Testing Network.
The department requires the candidate Public Safety Self Assessments (PSSAs). You can access the assessments through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PSSAs as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.
While your testing is completed through NTN, candidates must complete a Brimfield Township Police Department Employment Application and submit it along with all supporting documents to the police department to be considered for the additional phases of the hiring process.
The Application is available on the Brimfield Township Police Department website: http://brimfieldpolice.com/employment/
Completed application documents may be submitted electronically, in-person, or by mail (please see Application return instructions on our website).
For more information please refer to the attachment.
Salary Information: $21 - $23/Hr.
Benefit Information: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS-LE)Uniform AllowanceContact Information:Christopher AdkinsCaptain(330) email@example.comDepartment Overview: The Brimfield Police Department provides one of the most indispensable functions to our community - professional police services. With computer aided dispatch (CAD) provided by Kent State University PD, a cruiser fleet equipped with in-car wireless video systems, mobile wireless laptop computers and body cameras, and a UAV program, our Department continues to strive to incorporate better technology to make the job of public safety more efficient. The backbone of the Department is our personnel – serving our Brimfield community with integrity.
The Brimfield Police Department places a high value on training and professional development, and provides opportunities to progress to assignments as organizational needs arise, such as Metro SWAT, D.A.R.E., School Resource Officer (SRO), K-9, Investigations, Crisis Intervention (CIT), Training Instructor, Field Training Officer (FTO), and Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS).
Area Information: Brimfield Township is growing! Our community is strategically located in Southwest Portage County. The township has access to an excellent transportation system with 2 interstate highway exchanges on I-76, State Route 43 traversing north/south through the township, and State Route 261 located just north of the township. Ongoing residential growth and new construction development has made Brimfield one of the fastest growing Townships in Northeast Ohio. Our township is home to Newell Rubbermaid and the headquarters of Carter Lumber, coupled with a significant retail presence at The Cascades of Brimfield and The Marketplace at Maplecrest. With Kent State University on our border, easy accessibility puts Brimfield within one hour’s drive of Cleveland, Akron, or Canton, and a quiet drive in the country is literally only minutes away.Population: 15,000
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
Academy Certification: OPOTA Certified at time of appointment
Prior Experience: Not Required
Hiring Process: Police Officer Selection Process Summary:
Physical Agility: Candidates must complete a physical agility assessment. The testing requirements consist of a vertical jump, sit-ups, 300-meter run, push-ups, and a 1.5-mile run. Please refer to the attachment for the minimum times & standards.
Panel Interview – Panel generally consists of representatives from the Brimfield Township Police Department.
Background Investigation – The purpose of the background investigation and record check is to assist the township in reaching a determination regarding a candidate’s suitability for employment. Each candidate must sign a release authorizing the department to obtain personal, legal, civil, employment, credit history, or any other information deemed pertinent to the background. Candidates will submit fingerprints for state and federal screening.
The background consists of verifying credentials, education, past & present employment, residence and driver’s license. Interviews with past and present employers, neighbors, personal references, and others will take place, as well as a review of each candidate’s history (i.e. traffic, criminal, civil, family, military, substance abuse, and social media).
Polygraph Examination: A certified polygraph examiner will administer a polygraph examination to candidates advancing to this phase of the process. Findings of deception to relevant questions may eliminate the candidate from further consideration.
Final Interview: A final interview with the Chief of Police to select a candidate or candidates for employment. Selected candidates will receive a conditional offer of employment, contingent upon successfully passing a psychological examination and a medical examination/drug screen.
Psychological Evaluation: A qualified professional will conduct a thorough psychological evaluation. Each candidate will be administered a variety of tests to identify personality, emotional characteristics, psychological characteristics and attributes, and tendencies.
Medical Examination and Drug Screen: The medical examination is to ensure a candidate possesses the general health status necessary to perform the essential functions of a police officer. Candidates shall not use a Schedule I drug, amphetamines, narcotics, or any other habit-forming drug, except such use as prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner.
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Equal Opportunity Employer: As an equal opportunity employer, the Brimfield Township Police Department will strive to conduct all personnel practices and procedures, including recruitment, selection, employment, compensation, benefits, evaluations, promotions, demotions, assignments, transfers, layoffs, terminations, training, education, recreational and social activities, and safety and health programs, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.