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Employment Opportunities

Akron, Ohio
Chief of Police
Deadline To Apply 3/4/24
(see details below)


New Albany, Ohio
Police Officer
(see details below)


Englewood, Ohio
Communications & Records Manager
Deadline To Apply 3/11/24
(see details below)


Piqua, Ohio
Police Officers (Lateral & Entry Level)
Deadline To Apply 3/22/24
(see details below)


Lorain County, Ohio
Court Security Deputy
(see details below)


Oregon, Ohio
Police Officer
(see details below)


Sandusky, Ohio
Police Officer
(see details below)

Akron, Ohio
Deadline To Apply 3/4/24

A national search is underway to attract the next Chief of Police to lead the Akron Police Department (APD) in Akron, Ohio, with the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, transparency, and accountability. The Chief of Police will oversee APD and its 447 sworn officers and 30 FTE professional support staff for a total allocation of 487. The Department is funded with an annual budget of over $75 million. The Chief is expected to lead with integrity, have exceptional communication skills, and work closely with and under the guidance of the Mayor. The Chief will also serve as the primary spokesperson to the public and the media, with communications support from the police PIO and the Mayor’s Office.

Education and Experience – A minimum of ten years of command or management experience in law enforcement. Candidates should have experience working with Police Unions, developing and utilizing key performance indicators, and building diverse workforces. Graduation from a police leadership development program is desired. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Master’s degree is a plus.

OPOTA Certification Required – The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete all Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certification requirements within the first year of employment. Peace officers from other states may be eligible for reciprocity/credit for previous training that can be applied to Ohio’s peace officer requirements.

Desirable Residency – Upon hire, residency within the corporate limits of the City of Akron is highly desired but not required.

A competitive compensation package, with excellent benefits, will be offered for this executive position.

Application Instructions – Candidates should apply by Monday, March 4, 2024. Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and 6 professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

Notice: In accordance with Ohio law, all applications and resumes for public positions are a matter of public record and will be disclosed to the media or public upon proper request. Serious candidates are encouraged to discuss their interest with the Search Firm, Ralph Andersen & Associates, in advance of submitting their qualifications. Should you have any questions, please call Robert Burg to schedule a confidential telephone appointment to discuss this career opportunity.

New Albany, Ohio

Come join a team that works for a community and is supported by the community. The City of New Albany is hiring non-certified candidates for police officer and current OPOTA-certified police officers. Non-certified candidates receive full-time wages and benefits during the police academy, with an immediate pay raise upon graduating. Lateral hires receive competitive starting pay along with medical and leave benefits that support a work-life balance. Lateral candidates apply directly to the city.  Non-certified candidates start by taking the National Testing Network examination.


  1. Take the Law Enforcement-Frontline Exam with the National Testing Network and choose to submit the scores to New Albany.
  2. Complete the National Testing Network’s personal history questionnaire.
  3. Obtain a passing score.  Scores are pulled throughout the year and candidates who pass are contacted via the e-mail address they provided to National Testing Network.
  4. Candidates will be provided an application for employment with the City of New Albany and a Personal History Questionnaire to complete.
  5. Successfully pass the physical test and attend a short interview.
  6. A thorough background is conducted.
  7. Successfully complete an Oral Board interview that includes a panel of interviewers and, if recommended, a final interview with the New Albany City Manager and Chief of Police.
  8. If successful, the candidate may be given a conditional offer of employment.
  9. Successfully complete a drug screening, medical pension exam, psychological evaluation and lie-detector examination.
  10. Receive a final offer of employment.

Police Officer recruits start at $30.93 per hour ($64,348.61 annually) and upon graduation from the police academy, receive an immediate step increase with annual step increases thereafter for the first five years of employment. Employees receive employer paid vision, dental, short-term disability and life insurances and have access to a generous health insurance plan. Additionally, full-time employees receive paid vacation, sick, and personal leave. Police Officers contribute to Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund.

You can schedule a ride-along with a New Albany police officer to discover what it is like to work at the New Albany Police Department. Contact Sgt. Ian McCord at imccord@newalbanypolice.org to schedule a ride-along and after you complete the ride-along will receive a voucher to cover the cost of testing and application fees.

*This list is a general description of the hiring process and steps may be combined or rearranged at the discretion of the employer. Candidates may be dismissed from the process at any step.

Visit the National Testing Network for more information about scheduling an exam.

Learn more about New Albany Police Department careers by clicking here.

Police Officers take proper enforcement action as necessary to maintain the order, safety and general welfare of the city. Police Officers 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.


This position has a high degree of accountability. The incumbent must be eligible to work in the United States and eligible to hold an Ohio Peace Officer Training Certificate. The incumbent for this position shall be at least 21 years of age. A bachelor’s degree and/or active duty military service with honorable discharge is preferred. The incumbent must 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. Background investigation includes, but is not limited to: credit, criminal history, employment and personal reference checks; home interview. After a conditional offer is extended, candidates will be subject to a lie detector examination, medical evaluation, drug screen, and psychological evaluation to determine fitness for duty. Personality assessments may also be used in the selection process.


Englewood, Ohio
Deadline To Apply 3/11/24



Reporting to the Chief of Police, the Communications & Records Manager is responsible for the supervisory oversight, leadership, planning and operations of the Communications and Records sections of the Department of Police.

Since 1988, the Englewood Police Department has operated a multi-jurisdictional public safety dispatch center, and currently provides dispatch services to five police and five fire/EMS agencies and their respective communities.

This position will directly supervise eleven (11) public safety dispatchers.


• 2024 Base Salary: $65,852.80 – $84,115.20/year
• Accrued paid leave begins from date of hire: vacation, compensatory and sick (no sick leave accumulation cap)
• 10 paid holidays & 24 hours paid personal leave annually
• Excellent health and dental insurance benefits
• Tuition reimbursement


• Scan the QR Code or visit www.englewood.oh.us/jobs to read the qualifica-tions and essential functions for this supervisory position.
• Submit a completed City of Englewood application, resume and cover letter by 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday, March 11, 2024.
• Oral interview(s)
• Thorough background investigation, including criminal history check
• Successful completion of truth verification and psychological evaluation
• Post-employment offer medical examination and drug screen


Contact Kerry Norman at 937-771-6317 or employment@englewood.oh.us

Equal Opportunity Employer – Women, minorities and other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Piqua, Ohio
POLICE OFFICER (Lateral & Entry Level)
Deadline To Apply 3/22/24


Pay: $32.89-$40.90/hr (Up to a 3% pay increase on base pay for degree/Master Police Officer)

-Heath insurance with HSA

-Tuition Reimbursement 

-80-200hrs vacation, 60hrs personal time, 11 paid holidays, and 120hrs of sick time annually

-12 hour shifts resulting in every other weekend off

-$1000 annual uniform allowance 

-Specialty positions include K9,  detective, SRO, TRT, etc. 


Already an OPOTA – Certified Police Officer? Join the Piqua Police Department as a Lateral Transfer!

Pay: Lateral hires begin with an accelerated pay scale with starting pay up to Step 5 ($39.22)
Lateral Hire with 5+ years of experience would receive $44.02/hour!
(After completion of a 1 year Probation and with a Master Police Officer rating or Bachelors Degree)

Transfer your existing Sick Leave Hours

Vacation Accrual Rate based on your total years of service 

Generous time off – up to 200hrs Vacation, 88hrs Holiday Leave, 60hrs Personal Leave,  and 120hrs Sick Leave Annually

Ability to sell back a portion of unused time off per year and at the end of your career

$1000 per year uniform allowance


-Field Training Instructor
-Firearms Instructor
-Defensive Tactics Instructor
-Officer In Charge

Qualified Lateral Candidates will have a shortened hiring process including: No Application Fees, No Written Testing, and a potentially shortened FTO Training Period. 


Lorain County, Ohio
Court Security Deputy


“We are the guardians of society’s laws who respond to the needs of Lorain County residents in a caring, courteous, and professional manner, to ensure the highest quality of life for all people.”

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is a modern full service law enforcement organi­zation. Court Security Deputies are responsible for Court Security at the Lorain County Justice Center, prisoner transports to and from court and correctional facili­ties across the State of Ohio. Court Security is also involved in prisoner extraditions. Typical hours for Court Security Deputies is Monday through Friday during normal court business hours.


21 years of age or older, OPOTA Certified, High School Diploma /GED, Valid Ohio Driver’s License, Ability to Pass a Drug Test and Comprehensive Background Investigation



Complete the application and email or phone:

Lorain County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Officer Dennis Will


Probationary Period-$22.02

After (1) Year-$23.31

After (2) Years-$24.61

After (3) Years-$25.84

Lateral Entry can increase starting sal­ary up to After (3) Years.

A healthy benefit plan is included: Healthcare, Pension plan, uniform al­lowance and various pay incentives.

Oregon, Ohio

The City of Oregon, Ohio is offering full testing services for the position of Police Officer through National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN).  The application period is March 1, 2024 to May 3, 2024.  Testing is open now till May 3, 2024.  YOU MUST FILL OUT A CITY OF OREGON APPLICATION AS WELL AS A NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK APPLICATION TO BE ELIGIBLE.  To fill out an application and schedule a written test, go to:  www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Law Enforcement and sign up for the Oregon Police Department.  You must register prior to reporting to the testing facility.

What to expect at the National Testing Network, Inc. website:

  • Completion of the NTN application process.
  • Review all information related to the Oregon Police Department police officer position, applicant process, minimum requirements, and all pertinent documents that need to be completed and submitted.
  • Opportunity to take online practice tests at frontlinetest.com
  • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week at testing sites throughout the United States including Owens Community College and University of Toledo for northwest Ohio applicants.
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.
  • Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the Oregon Police Department and Oregon Civil Service Commission. Candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on the entry level exam (video portion) will be placed on the department’s preliminary eligibility list.  The Oregon Civil Service Commission will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.

The National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment.  The cost of the test is $65, to be paid by the applicant.  Should you want to send your results to multiple participating cities or agencies, you would pay an additional $15.00 fee for each.  The written exam is approximately two hours in length.  All applicants must identify themselves with a state issued driver’s license or military ID with a photograph of the applicant.  Cell phones are prohibited.

National Testing Network does not replace the Oregon Police Department’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process.  All candidate results are provided to the Oregon Police Department and Oregon Civil Service Commission where the final decisions are made.

The City of Oregon must receive your completed application form, college transcripts, and evidence to add preference points no later than May 3, 2024.  The packet may be forwarded using one of the following methods:

  • Mail to: City of Oregon, Civil Service Commission, 5330 Seaman Road, Oregon, Ohio  43616
  • Deliver the completed and signed documents in person to Oregon Municipal Building, same address as above.
  • Email to sgarverick@oregonohio.org

Application Process for Entry-Level Police Officer Position:

  • The applicant must meet all minimum requirements for the position as shown under Job Requirements.
  • By May 3, 2024, the applicant must complete and submit the formal City of Oregon application for employment (at the end of this packet), along with the attached:
  • Copy of college transcript showing two years of course work in any discipline from an accredited college or university defined as completion of at least 60 semester credit hours or at least 90 quarter hours with a G.P.A. no lower than 2.0.
  • If applicable, copy of DD-214 for Veteran’s preference points (5 points).
  • If applicable, copy of document from Department of Veterans Affairs certifying a disabled veteran (5 additional preference points).
  • If applicable, copy of peace officer certification in the State of Ohio (3 additional points).
  • After reviewing the results of the written examination provided by the National Testing Network, the Civil Service Commission will then compile eligible applicant names into a preliminary eligibility list.
  • The top ranked candidates may be scheduled for an extensive background and credit check, physical agility, vision, and hearing examinations (see attached Addendum), and psychological assessment. All candidates should be prepared to perform the physical agility examination by mid-May, 2024.
  • The preliminary eligibility list will be in effect for a period of one year.


Sandusky, Ohio
POLICE OFFICER (Lateral & Entry Level)

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