The position of Police Officer is under the general supervision of the Operations Bureau Lieutenant and under the direct supervision of a Sergeant. The individual assuming this position will be responsible for:
•Providing a highly visible, professional police presence while conducting patrol activities in a specified geographical area;
•Answering calls when a crime is suspected or an emergency exists;
•Taking such actions as necessary to prevent crime and/or to apprehend a criminal;
•Maintaining safety and to assist citizens in a wide range of emergency and non-emergency situations;
•Taking proper enforcement action as necessary and required to maintain the order, safety and general welfare of the city of Gahanna utilizing the United States Constitution, the Ohio Revised Code and Gahanna Codified Ordinances;
•Initiating reports, affecting arrests, processing prisoners, conducting investigations in cooperation with detectives, sharing intelligence information;
•Coordinating police resources;
•Observing and identifing potential problem areas within the community.
Interested individuals should go to National Testing Network to register to complete the written examination for this position.
Those who successfully pass the examination will be invited to continue in the process following the closing date of July 31, 2013.
Remember to thoroughly review the Application Packet before registering for the examination. If you do not meet the standards, you will not be qualified to continue in the process. The packet is available at: Police Application Packet 2013.
Age: 21 and over
Education: High school graduate or equivalent
Experience: none required
•Valid Ohio Driver’s License by time of appointment;
•Ohio Police Officer Training Academy certificate or the ability to attend and successfully complete a residential police academy as required for appointment