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Patrol - Police Officer

City of Gahanna - Gahanna, Ohio

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$42,129.00 annual

Job Description

Testing is now open for establishing an eligibility list for hiring Police Officers in 2014 and/or 2015. Interested individuals should register to take the exam at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. We encourage you to register early as exam dates close to our deadline may fill quickly. The deadline to take the exam is July 31, 2014. Please review the Applicant Packet at: www.gahanna.gov/Uploads/Documents/PDFs/HR/2014PoliceOfficerApplicationPacket.pdf 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

Additional Information

Please note: We do not accept applications via this website - if interested, please start by registering to test at www.nationalestingnetwork.com

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21
  • Education: : High School
  • Experience: : OPOTA certification not required before hire
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum of 21 years of age at time of appointment
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • The location of an officer’s residence must be such that if an officer is contacted and called back to duty in an emergency, the officer can report to the station, ready for duty, within sixty minutes of being contacted. New officers must meet this requirement within six months of appointment
  • Visual acuity – both eyes must have corrected vision of 20/30

Contact Informaton

Human Resources

City of Gahanna
200 S Hamilton Rd
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
phone: 614-342-4457

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