Chief of Police – City of Nelsonville, OH
Deadline May 19, 2017 – 5pm
(See details below)

Police Officer – Entry Level, City of New Albany, OH
Deadline April 30, 2017
(See details below)

Police Officer, City of Hilliard, OH
Deadline to Apply – April 30, 2017 – 5pm
(See details below)

Chief of Police, City of Middleburg Heights, OH
Deadline to Apply – May 5, 2017
(See details below)

Chief of Police, Township of Ferguson, Pennsylvania
Deadline to Apply – April 24, 2017
(See details below)


City of Nelsonville, OH
Chief of Police

The City of Nelsonville, is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief. The City has a population of 5,400. The Police Department has 7 full-time patrolmen and 3 part-time patrolmen. The Police Chief will be responsible for the operations of the Police Department and will be an integral part of ALL Code enforcement and safety inspections of City structures. The Police Chief reports to the City Manager and is an AT WILL position. The starting salary is $45,000-$55,000. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 consecutive full-time years of service in law enforcement with a minimum of 2 years at a Sergeant level or above.  The applicant must hold a State of Ohio Peace Officer Training Certificate on or before test date. Because a high level of personal integrity and professional ethics is essential, a comprehensive background investigation will be conducted.

Applicants must pass a Civil Service Examination. The examination will be given on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 6:00 pm, in Nelsonville City Council Chambers located at 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio.

Applications may be obtained at the City Manager’s Office located at 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00pm.

A photo I.D. is required to gain admittance into testing. A $25.00 fee will be charged for the application packet and must be paid when application packet is picked up.

The City of Nelsonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


City of New Albany, OH
Police Officer – Entry Level

The City of New Albany is currently offering a written examination for a full-time Police Officer – Entry Level. Eligible candidates shall register online at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com to take a written test; and, shall complete the online Ergometrics personal history questionnaire at that time. Candidates must schedule and take the written test by April 30, 2017.  To begin these initial steps of the city’s selection process,

go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Law Enforcement, and sign up for the City of New Albany. The 2017 annual salary range for the position is $54,483.31 to $82,115.83. The city offers a comprehensive benefit package. The email address and contact for questions is  hr@newalbanyohio.org. Additional information regarding the City of New Albany and the Police Officer position, including a complete position description, may be found on the city’s website at www.newalbanyohio.org.

This position has a high degree of accountability. The incumbent must be a United States citizen. The incumbent for this position shall be at least 21 years of age and shall be no more than 35 years of age at time of appointment. A bachelor’s degree and/or active duty military service with honorable discharge is preferred. The incumbent mist possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the city’s vehicle insurance policy. The incumbent must be able to successfully pass a background check according to the city’s established criteria and any restrictions put in place by state law.

Department Overview: Led by Police Chief Greg Jones, the police department has 22 uniformed staff members, 6 police dispatchers and 2 administrative support staff.

New Albany is one of Ohio’s safest communities and a reason for this low crime rate is the strong interaction between its officers, residents and businesses. Whether performing vacation house checks while residents are out of town, conversing with the public while on mounted patrol, leading the citizen police academy, teaching women’s self-defense classes, outreach through block watch programs and police station tours, conducting bicycle safety programs for children or providing safety tips to businesses, its officers understand that strong relationships set the foundation for a safer community. Additional information about community policing programs may be found on the department’s webpage http://www.newalbanyohio.org/answers/police/.

New Albany Police Officers are tasked with taking proper enforcement action as necessary to maintain the order, safety and general welfare of the city. They provide a highly visible, professional presence while conducting patrol activities, maintaining safety and assisting citizens in a wide range of emergency and non-emergency situations. (A complete position description may be found on the city’s website at www.newalbanyohio.org.)

Area Information: New Albany, with a population of 8,800, covers just over 17 square miles in the northeastern quadrant of Franklin County in central Ohio. Nestled in a pristine county setting, its residents and business partners are only fifteen miles from downtown Columbus, Ohio’s capital city.

New Albany is that rare community, a product of the passion and ingenuity of individuals who believe it is not just where you live but how you live that defines quality of life.  Master planning is evident everywhere, from wooded preserves and scenic vistas to timeless Georgian architecture and preservation of green space. Attention to detail in all aspects of daily living creates a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly community with an unparalleled commitment to education, wellness, culture, health and leisure that inspires families and businesses alike.

New Albany is a small city that thinks big and delivers. New Albany is set apart by its commitment to lifelong learning, healthy living, culture, leisure and commerce. It is reflected in everything from pedestrian-friendly Market Square anchored by restaurants, shops and a library; to 33 miles of leisure trails connecting Market Square to neighborhoods. It extends to our New Albany International Business Park and to our nationally ranked school system located within a 200- acre learning campus that is also home to the community’s performing arts center.

City of Hilliard, OH
Division of Police

Police Officer

Announcement  ***   Information Sheet  ***   Hiring Process  ***   Career Brochure

The City of Hilliard, Ohio is seeking interest for the position of police officer within the Division of Police.  Situated in Central Ohio as a suburb of Columbus, Hilliard is home to a vibrant community.  The Hilliard Division of Police is a dynamic organization serving a diverse and growing community. Providing a full range of services to a community of 37,000 residents, the Hilliard Division of Police focuses on community-oriented policing strategies and seeks to ensure community involvement in the public safety process.

Started in 1957 as a special police force to serve the growing village of Hilliard, the Division of Police has developed into an organization with a strength of 57 police officers and 11 support team members.  HPD serves the City of Hilliard and Norwich Township, providing policing and community safety services to a geographical area of approximately 17 square miles.

Position Overview

To wear the uniform of a Hilliard police officer is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates a person’s willingness to “Accept the Challenge” of making the community a better place to live, work and play.  Each day brings new opportunities to make a difference and to improve the quality of life in Hilliard.  As a Hilliard police officer you are expected to be a person of character.  Only those individuals who demonstrate in their daily lives our core values of integrity, commitment, cooperation and professionalism will be able to call themselves a
Hilliard police officer.

Career Day

The Hilliard Division of Police will host a career day on Saturday, April 29, 2017 starting at 9:00 AM at the Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard. Individuals interested in wearing the HPD badge may come to learn more about the organization and the hiring process. Applications can be completed at the event and many members of the HPD team will be on hand to show why HPD is the place to be.

Additional Information / How to Apply

Additional information regarding the position may be found on the City of Hilliard Human Resources web page. Applications should be submitted electronically and must be received by 5:00 PM on April 30, 2017. Written examinations will be administered at the Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard, Ohio on May 6 and 7, 2017.  Testing date and time will be assigned once application is received. A test study guide is available for purchase – information on the guide is available on the HR web page. Additional questions may be directed to Gerald Edwards, Human Resources Director at 614.334.2345 or gedwards@hilliardohio.gov.

The City of Hilliard is an Equal Opportunity Employer


City of Middleburg Heights, OH
Chief of Police

Job Responsibilities:         

The City of Middleburg Heights, Ohio is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief.  Under the general direction of the Mayor and Safety Director, the Police Chief is responsible for providing vision, leadership and management to the Police Department.  The department of 32 sworn officers handles emergency calls, as well as, routine traffic enforcement, crime prevention and crime investigation.  The department also operates a detective bureau and a motorcycle unit.


A college degree in law enforcement or equivalent with a minimum of ten years’ experience with progressive levels of supervisory responsibility and a minimum of three years in a command position, is preferred.   Ohio Peace Officer Training Certificate, Ohio Firearms Certification and Ohio drivers license can be obtained once hired.

The initial application process includes two items:

  1. A two-page cover letter addressing why you chose law enforcement as a profession, your perceived strengths   and weaknesses, and why you wish to leave your current position.
  2. An informational document to include:
    1. Education, (do not include in-service training at this time)
    2. Employment History, (starting at 18 years old), to include why you left each position.
    3. Supervisory positions both in and out of law enforcement.
    4. Credit Rating, any disciplinary actions taken, arrests (include misdemeanors), convictions, military service (discharge status).
    5. Any information about yourself that you consider relevant.   This can include work related, military           or personal incidents where you distinguished yourself, community service, volunteer work, hobbies, interests, etc.

We are a suburban, residential community of 16,000 residents with a daytime population of 22,000, located 13 miles south of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.   Our school system is highly rated and the city of Middleburg Heights provides quality city services to our residents.

The salary range for this position is $48.36 – $64.46/hour and includes an excellent benefit package with health care coverage.

Submit requested information (see above cover letter and info document) to:  Judi Stupka (Administrative Assistant to the Mayor) at jstupka@middleburgheights.com.

Application materials accepted until May 5, 2017.


Chief of Police

Ferguson Township, PA, population of 18,310, seeks experienced police leaders as applicants to serve as the Township’s next Chief of Police. The incumbent is retiring after 13 years as the agency’s Chief of Police.  Ferguson Township is located at the southern edge of Centre County adjacent to the Borough of State College, and home to The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).  The Township encompasses an area of approximately 50 square miles.

Ferguson Township is near the University Park Airport and is accessible by a major highway, Interstate 99.  The Township is a home rule community and one of six municipalities that voluntarily participates in the Centre Region Council of Governments, the oldest COG in the Commonwealth. The Township is a blend of suburban and rural character, enjoying all the amenities offered by a major university while retaining the rural charm of its many acres of beautiful farmland and public open space.  It has been recognized as the 3rd Best Place to Live in Pennsylvania in 2016 and prides itself on its 50-year history of regional cooperation, extensive park system, strong financial position, and notable activities related to environmental sustainability. The Township has been designated as a Sustainable Pennsylvania Certified Gold Community.  https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/ferguson-township-centre-pa

The Ferguson Township Police Department is staffed by 22 sworn police officers, 2 full-time Administrative Personnel, a part-time Ordinance Enforcement Officer and 2 part-time Crossing Guards. Officers, Corporals and Sergeants are represented by a Fraternal Order of Police collective bargaining unit.  The Police Department works cooperatively with other Centre Region law enforcement agencies, including Patton Township, State College Borough and Penn State University police departments.  In furtherance of its goal of providing a safe community, the FTPD participates in a Regional Drug Task Force coordinated by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, as well as Crisis Negotiation, Intervention and Tactical Response Teams. Ferguson Township has been recognized as one of the safest cities in the state; 50th on the SafeWise 2015 Safest Cities in Pennsylvania Report.    http://www.safewise.com

The Department is also in the process of preparing for certification review for the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Police Chiefs Association, as well as implementation of a new regional mobile data and records management system.

The Township is seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with proven managerial, strong interpersonal and customer service skills.  Successful candidates must have an outgoing personality and be approachable and accessible to residents, visitors, business and governmental leaders.  The next Chief of Police must be open and available to all Police Department staff and Township employees, welcoming partnerships within Township government and with external stakeholders.  Candidates must be committed to training, professional development and community engagement.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field is required and executive management certificates including the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety or other similar State and/or National programs is highly desirable. A Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field is preferred.
  • At least 10 years’ of progressively responsible experience in a township, county, municipal, state or federal law enforcement management position, with at least 5 years in a Command position equivalent to a Lieutenant, Captain, Commander, Deputy Chief, or Chief.
  • Candidates must have Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) and Pennsylvania ACT 120 certifications, or able to acquire certification within one year.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
  • An equitable balance of administrative and operational law enforcement experience.
  • Excellent Communications Skills, with experience in public and media relations.
  • Labor relations/Collective bargaining experience.
  • Must be a team and relationship builder.
  • Must embrace and practice the principles of community policing.
  • Must be a leader who can apply policies fairly and uniformly for all members of the Department.
  • The Chief of Police is expected to have excellent financial management skills and a clear understanding of resource limitations while avoiding micromanagement.
  • The Chief of Police is expected to be a strategic thinker, anticipating issues or trends and must be open to new approaches and technologies while also thinking beyond the walls of the Police Department, understanding the needs of the Township as a whole and of the region’s public safety community.

The annual salary range for this position is $77,000-$104,000, depending upon qualifications.  The Township of Ferguson also offers an attractive benefits package.


Interested professionals should apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by April 24, 2017 to consultant Joe De Lopez at: www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment

          Electronic submissions are required.  Telephone inquiries:  GovHR USA (847) 380-3240

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