of Tiffin is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Police Officer Application
HOW DO I BECOME A POLICE
You must be a resident of Ohio (or
be a resident at time of appointment) for the following to apply to you:
- High School Diploma or GED
- You must be at least 21 years old to be
- Tiffin City Ordinance
141.02(b) states "No person shall be
eligible to receive an original appointment to the Department when he is
thirty-five years of age or older..."
- No person who has been convicted of a
felony shall be appointed as a Police Officer. A candidate may be
disqualified for evidence of character clearly unsuited for police
services. A comprehensive background check is part of the selection
- You will need a valid Ohio motor
vehicle operatorís license before you will be hired.
- You will be required to pass both a
medical examination and a psychological evaluation before you are
PHYSICAL ABILITY EXAM:
- You will be required to pass a physical
agility test immediately following the written test. (if hired there is a
yearly requirement to pass the physical agility test for the rest of your
career or face progressive discipline up to and including termination).
- All candidates appointed as full-time
police officers will be required within 60 days of their appointment to
become and remain an actual resident of Seneca County or a county
immediately adjoining Seneca County.
- A Police Officer works under
supervision to perform law enforcement duties, protecting life, property,
and the civil rights of individuals. Primary duties include patrol;
interacting with citizens to provide service and render assistance : and
preparing and completing records, reports, and other paperwork documenting
incidents for use in prosecution. A Police Officer is dispatched to crime
and emergency scenes in
response to reported violations , accidents, domestic disputes and abuses,
and other incidents: Carries
out crime scene duties; makes arrest and performs search and seizure;
conducts investigations; and interviews witnesses, suspects, and
SALARY FOR FIRST YEAR
- $19.19 STARTING HOURLY WAGE*
*There are longevity bonuses and
educational bonuses in addition to the regular salary.
- YOU MUST TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAM IN ORDER TO BE
PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST FOR APPOINTMENT AS A POLICE OFFICER!
At the examination site, applicants must present a
current valid photo identification with their signature, such as a current
motor vehicle operators license.
YOU MUST BRING THE BELOW PAPERWORK TO THE EXAMINATION SITE TO
CLAIM ANY OF THE PREFERENCES LISTED BELOW:
1. VETERANíS PREFERENCE-If you are claiming
veteranís preference you must submit a copy of your DD form 214 (Release
From Active Duty) in order to receive proper credit. Qualifying service must
have been in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force of the
United States and must be an honorable discharge.
2. OPOTA CERTIFICATION PREFERENCE-If you are claiming
Ohio Peace Officer certification preference you must submit a copy of your certification
in order to receive proper credit and that certification MUST not be expired.
NO APPLICANT HAS THE RIGHT TO A MAKEUP EXAMINATION
DUE TO PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL CONFLICTS ON THE TESTING DATE AND APPLICANTS
ARE ADVISED TO CONSIDER THIS BEFORE APPLYING FOR THE EXAMINATION.
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