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Springdale, Ohio
 Apply By: 5/26/23 (see details below)

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Medina, Ohio
PATROL OFFICER (Entry & Lateral Level)
 Apply By: 6/8/23 (see details below)

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Norton, Ohio
POLICE OFFICER (Entry & Lateral Level)
 Apply By: 6/9/23 (see details below)

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Barberton, Ohio
PATROL OFFICER (Lateral Level)
(see details below)

Springdale, Ohio
Deadline To Apply: 5/26/23

Compensation & Benefits:
This position offers a competitive salary starting at $121,184 (DOQ) and a generous benefits package to include:

  • medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • deferred compensation programs
  • participation in the Ohio Police& Fire Pension Fund
  • City Recreation Center membership

Our Community:
The City of Springdale is centrally located in Hamilton County, Ohio, approximately twenty miles from downtown Cincinnati. Springdale’s jurisdiction consists of five square miles of well-developed residential, established commercial, and a four-mile stretch of Interstate 275.

Modern conveniences provide for an excellent quality of life for the City’s diverse population of 11,007 residents and daytime population of approximately 52,000 people. Springdale is also home to highly developed, prominent businesses, industries, and office parks that employ and serve the larger region.

Our Department:
The City of Springdale Police Department primarily consists of patrol, investigations, and support staff, and currently employs (1) Chief, (2) Lieutenants, (4) Sergeants, (3) Corporals, (21) Officers (includes DARE Officer and Community Service Officer), and (4) Reserve Officers. On average, Springdale officers respond to 21,892 calls for service

Support services include (1) Administrative Supervisor, (1) Office Manager, (4) Police Clerks, (1) Mayor’s Court Clerk, and part­ time Police Clerks.

In 2023, the annual approved budget for the Police Department totaled $6.8 million.

The Department’s specialty units include bike patrol, honor guard, and participation in the Hamilton County Police Association SWAT and Dive Teams. Springdale residents have the opportunity to collaborate with our officers by participating in the Neighborhood Crime Watch and Citizens Police Academy programs.

The City of Springdale Police Department is nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and maintains this status to ensure a commitment to law enforcement’s best practices in its operations, administration, and community policing efforts through trust, fairness, integrity, and equality. The Department also participates in the State of Ohio’s Law Enforcement Agency Certification process through the Ohio-Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board.

Our Ideal Candidate:

The City of Springdale, Ohio is seeking a qualified police executive with a demonstrated track record of 10 years of progressive leadership and career accomplishments. The current Chief is retiring in July after a successful 33-year career with the City.

The Police Chief is responsible for the oversight and management of the Springdale Police Department. The Police Chief administers the day-to-day operations of the Department and leads the police operations, public education, and emergency management functions.

Through delegation and direct supervision of the Police Department personnel, the Chief’s mission is the protection of life and property by enforcing ordinances, statutes, and regulations.

The Chief of Police must demonstrate a pursuit of professional development of self and be committed to developing police personnel to maximize their full potential in the completion of their duties to provide a meaningful employee work experience.

The Police Chief works closely with the City’s Administrators and Mayor to carry out the mission of the organization which operates under a strong Mayor form of city government. The City employs 125 full-time, 50 part-time, and 50 seasonal total personnel across its departments of Parks & Recreation, Economic Development, Health, Building, Police, Fire, Tax, Finance, Public Works, and Administration.

Current Peace Officer certification through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Police Administration, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a closely related field, and/or command-level advanced training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command. Master’s degree preferred.

Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in a law enforcement agency at a command level or any equivalent combination of education and experience providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

To Apply
Qualified individuals interested in this outstanding opportunity are required to submit a detailed cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than 4:00 p.m. EST May 26, 2023. All documents should be submitted at the same time and may be mailed, emailed, or delivered to the attention of:

Brian Uhl
Assistant City Administrator City of Springdale
11700 Springfield Pike
Springdale, OH 45246
(513) 346-5700

Applicants are subject to Ohio public records laws.
The City of Springdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Medina, Ohio
PATROL OFFICER (Entry & Lateral Level)
Deadline To Apply: 6/8/23

The City of Medina is accepting applications and testing for entry level police officer candidates on June 8th, 2023. Lateral Entry Candidates are encouraged to apply on an ongoing basis.


  • Enforces laws and ordinances of the City of Medina as well as applicable state and federal laws.
  • Responds to and takes action on complaints.
  • Responds to accidents, catastrophes and fire calls.
  • Patrols during a specific period on foot or in motorized police vehicles.
  • Checks doors and windows and examines premises of unoccupied buildings or residences to detect suspicious conditions.
  • Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints of suspicious activity.
  • Arrests persons who violate laws and ordinances.
  • Accompanies prisoners to headquarters, jail or court.
  • Appears in court as arresting officer or assisting officer.
  • Directs traffic and enforces traffic regulations, arresting or ticketing those who break traffic laws.
  • Reports to fire and accident scenes in assigned areas as directed, giving all possible assistance, including first aid.
  • Disperses unlawful assemblies.
  • Uses radar to enforce speeding violations.
  • Maintains order in crowds, parades, funerals or other public gatherings.
  • Watches for stolen cars and wanted or missing persons.
  • Answers criminal complaints and takes corrective action as required.
  • Prepares reports, keeps necessary records and prepares for court appearances.
  • Administers Intoxilyzer tests.
  • Performs duties of detective and juvenile officer.
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance.
  • Disseminates general information to the public.
  • Prepares and delivers speeches on subjects such as safety, crime prevention or other areas of police governance.
  • Regularly attends continuing education courses in police training.
  • Operates radio equipped patrol car as required.

Able to perform the physical demands that include but are not limited to having the strength and agility sufficient to lift or move heavy objects or persons in the course of rescue activities with ability to physically restrain persons and give chase on foot in the course of law enforcement activities and criminal apprehension activities and act quickly in emergency situations.  Able to withstand working outside, sometimes in extreme weather conditions, along with ability to stand and walk during the work day, along with occasional bending, stooping, lifting, kneeling and reaching throughout the day.


-High school diploma or GED, preferably supplemented by college level course work in law enforcement.
-Completion of basic police officer training as required by the City.
-No criminal record other than minor traffic violations.
-Valid driver’s license issued by the State of Ohio and must remain insurable under the City of Medina’s vehicle insurance plan

Knowledge of:

  • Approved principles and practices of police work;
  • Investigative techniques and procedures;
  • Laws and ordinances governing local police work; and
  • Geography of the City.

Skilled in:

  • Current first aid practices; and
  • Observing, remembering and documenting criminal actions and traffic violations taking place.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively in writing or orally with co-workers, supervisors and the general public in person or over a telephone or radio;
  • Exercise good judgment with minimum supervision often under stressful circumstances;
  • Operate a police vehicle by day and night;
  • Understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; and
  • Provide professional leadership and direction to the general public in emergency situations.



City of Norton, Ohio
POLICE OFFICER (Entry & Lateral Level)
Deadline To Apply: 6/9/23

Barberton, Ohio
PATROL OFFICER (Lateral Level)

The Police Department’s primary responsibility is to serve and protect the citizens and visitors of the city of Barberton. The Police Department carries out this responsibility by patrolling the city, responding to calls for service, investigating crimes, apprehending offenders, processing crime scenes and enforcing traffic laws and regulations.

-Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) certified as an Ohio Peace Officer.
-Currently employed in a minimum thirty (30) hours per week as an OPOTA certified Ohio Peace Officer in a jurisdiction in the State of Ohio.
-Pass the physical agility test administered by the Police Department or administered on its behalf, unless so waived by the sole discretion of the Appointing Authority due to the passing of a similar test administered by their current employer.
Comprehensive Benefits:
-Group health coverage (medical, Rx, dental, vision, EAP, telemedicine)
-OP&F retirement pension
-Paid Life Insurance of $50,000
-13 paid holidays
-Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP)
-Vacation based on years of full time employment as an Ohio Police Officer
-Uniform Allowance
Support for Continuous Improvement:
-Tuition reimbursement
-Continual training opportunities both internally and externally
-Opportunities to serve as field training officers, bike patrol, METRO CRASH Team member, Barberton Police SWAT team member, School Resource Officer, METRO SWAT Team member, Detective Bureau, Narcotics Division, Fugitive Task Force, Drone Pilot/Unit, ATF Task Force and various training instructor positions.

To apply submit the following:
1. City of Barberton Employment Application; Application Link
2. Cover letter with reason for wanting to leave current employer
3. Resume including type of agency or entity previously employed
4. Public safety certifications

Return all documents to the Director of Human Resources Jaime Iceman at or return in person: 576 W. Park Avenue, Room 102, Barberton, OH 44203

Applicants will be subject to an extensive background check including some or all of the following examinations: Interview, psychological, medical, polygraph and/or drug testing. If candidate terminates employment during probation of his/her own volition, he/she will be required to reimburse the City of Barberton the cost of all tests and training.

For questions, please contact Jaime Iceman, Director of Human Resources/Public Safety, or 330-848-6714.

City of Barberton Equal Opportunity Statement
The City of Barberton provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

False, misleading, or incomplete information provided during the application and background investigation process may result in disqualification from employment and may subject the applicant to possible criminal penalties.

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