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Central Ohio
Security Officer: Direct Approach Security Services
(see details below)

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Minerva, Ohio
Police Chief
(see details below)

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Blue Ash, Ohio
Lateral Police Officer
Apply By: 10/8/23 (see details below)

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The Ohio State University (Columbus)
Police Officer
Apply By: 10/16/23 (see details below)

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Lockland, Ohio
Police Chief
(see details below)

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Carlisle, Ohio
Police Officer
(see details below)

Central Ohio
Security Officer

Attention: Current, Former and Retired Military and Law Enforcement Officers

Direct Approach Tactical Solutions Inc. is a Veteran/Minority owned, local Security Company specializing in Private/Personal Security. We are looking for individuals who are interested in working part-time, in the security field, for top wages in the Central Ohio area, as Armed Officers.

Currently, we have 35 individuals contracted with our company, and we have positions available, for all shifts/locations in several areas of security needs immediately.  We only hire individuals who are physically fit, willing to learn and professional in demeanor and actions.

Direct Approach Tactical Solutions, Inc., and its subsidiary Direct Approach Security Services, hires current, former, and retired military and law enforcement personnel.  Officers who do not have Ohio Peace Officer Training Counsel (OPOTC) certification, are eligible to have this two-day course paid for, prior to employment, by our company.

Streamlined Hiring Process

  • Assistance and funding in obtaining OPOTC Certification for armed carry.
  • 11 products as uniform of the day
  • No micro-management/ great environment for consistent work
  • One of the highest paying security services companies in the area. Starting pay is $25 an hour, up to $60 an hour, depending on the client requested security service.
  • Signed on as a Contracted 1099 employee.
  • All State of Ohio, Private Investigator and Security Guard Services (PISG) licensing and certification are covered. Liability Insurance and BWC costs are provided.

The possibility of aiding on health care monthly premium can be discussed.

Direct Approach Tactical Solutions, Inc., is co-owned by two retired LE officers, one of which is a military veteran.  As owners, we take great care to hire quality people to fill our ever-growing business in the security field.  We provide quality services to clients who value our professionalism and attention to detail. This is an excellent way for us to assist our fellow LE officers, and military personnel, in making a decent funding stream for themselves and/or their families.

For Information contact Brandon Cruz: or call 614-989-1637.  Visit for more information.

Co- Owners: Steve Rosta & Brandon Cruz
Direct Approach Tactical Solutions, Inc./ Direct Approach Security Services, LLC.


Minerva, Ohio

Police Chief will receive $65,000 a year and will follow the standard employee benefits and retirement contributions.

Application Instructions
All submissions should be sent to the Village Administrator with the subject of “Police Chief Opening” at the email address below.


Under supervision of the Village Administrator, the Police Chief is responsible for the overall management of the Police Department; performs related duties as required.

Examples of Work
Plans, leads, manages, coordinates, supervises and evaluates Police Department operations and purchases, including but not limited to personnel scheduling, patrol activities, jail activities and dispatch center activities. Reviews and approves daily reports, 30-day follow-up reports, accident reports, and jail reports.

Operates and manages twelve (12) day jail facility; maintains and implements all policies and procedures for the administration and management of the jail facility in compliance with State and Federal regulations.

Develops policies and procedures for the Department in order to implement directives from the Village Administrator.

Plans and implements a law enforcement program and budget for the Village to implement the policies and goals of Village Administrator and Council; reviews Department performance and effectiveness, formulates programs and/or policies to alleviate deficiencies.

Evaluates evidence, witnesses, suspects and reports in criminal cases to correlate all aspects and to assess for trends, similarities, or for associations with other cases and assure proper preparation for prosecution; conduct all internal investigations where improper conduct and/or behavior by Department personnel are alleged.

Directs the development and maintenance of systems, records and legal documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of Police Department operations.

Prepares and submits monthly reports to the Village Administrator regarding the Department’s activities, and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate; develops programs to inform the public of the Police Division’s programs, operations and goals in promoting and maintaining a safe community.

Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field

Ten (10) years of experience in police work, three years of which have been equivalent to police Sergeant or higher

Completion of the basic law enforcement training academy or equivalent

If you have any further questions, please contact the Village Administrator below:

Email:     Phone: 330-868-7705 ext 152

The Village of Minerva is an E.O.E.

Blue Ash, Ohio
POLICE OFFICER (Lateral Entry)
Deadline to Apply: 10/8/23

Salary: $32.79 – $44.03 Hourly $68,203.20 – $91,582.40 Annually

The City of Blue Ash is accepting lateral applications for the position of Police Patrol Officer. Lateral applicants are those applicants currently employed full-time as a peace officer and have maintained OPOTA certification. Applications must be submitted through the City’s online system by or before Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Lateral applicants will be required to complete a physical abilities test. This test is made up of duty specific tasks, including sprinting, going under and over obstacles, identifying suspects, and dragging a dummy to simulate an officer down rescue. The test is timed and must be completed in under 58 seconds to pass. All applicants that pass the physical abilities test will be invited to the oral examination. Applicants who do not pass the test or fail to show up for the test will be disqualified from the hiring process.

The oral test will be scored and will create an eligibility list. The top ten (10) candidates on the eligibility list will move to the interview phase which may consist of one (1) to two (2) interviews.

If selected, prior full-time service will be taken into consideration when determining starting pay and leave benefits.

The Blue Ash Police Department runs 12 hours shifts; has a Beacon Orthopedics fitness trainer and injury clinicians on staff; three days of mental health leave; and many other benefits and training opportunities.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Good social and general intelligence; ability to deal firmly and courteously with the public; good knowledge of first-aid methods; good judgment; some skill in the use of firearms; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to drive an automobile under adverse conditions; good powers of agility; excellent physical condition.

Current OPOTA Certification and full-time service as a peace officer. Applicants must be 21 years of age at time of appointment; be a U.S. citizen; possess a valid driver’s license, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., and have no felony convictions. Candidates possessing an associate’s degree or higher are preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply prior to the closing date/time of the job announcement and allow at least one hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system.

The City of Blue Ash is an EEO/ADA Employer.


Columbus, Ohio
POLICE OFFICER (Lateral Entry)
Deadline to Apply: 10/16/23

The Ohio State University Police Department is looking to fill several full-time police officer positions.  We are a full-service agency that serves a diverse and vibrant university community.  In addition to our patrol division, we have K-9 officers, a personal protection team, joint patrol with the City of Columbus and other opportunities We welcome applications from both latera transfer candidates as well as those who still need to attend an academy.

Outstanding Benefits                       

  • Comprehensive medical coverage with choice of care providers
  • Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug coverage for staff and dependents
  • A variety of life insurance options for employees, same-sex domestic partners/spouses and their dependents
  • Enrollment in either the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) or the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
  • The university pays 100 percent of the Instructional, General and non-Ohio resident fees for employees to take up to 10 credit hours per semester. The university pays 50 percent of the undergraduate level Instructional and General fees for eligible dependents.


  • Minimum age 21
  • Valid unrestricted Ohio driver’s license upon appointment
  • High school degree or equivalent (60 semester college credit hours or equivalent quarter credit hours of documented college course work is strongly preferred)
  • Must successfully complete medical/visual, psychological, physical performance evaluations, polygraph, and drug screen
  • No conviction record for felony, drug- or sex-related crimes



Rates are as of September 2023. Excludes additional incentives and shift differential. Years of service from other agencies are transferrable.

  • Trainees – $50,232
  • Year 1 – $70,314
  • Year 2 – $75,027
  • Year 3 – $84,453
  • Year 4 – $96,044
  • After 5 years – $109,284

*Overtime not included



Lockland, Ohio

Salary: $87,200 Annually

Summary: Responsible for the overall management of the Police Department; performs related duties as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the daily operations of the police department. Plans, directs, and coordinates the enforcement of laws and ordinances to preserve peace, protect persons and property.

Develop the staffing plan and command structure for the police department.

Develop and communicate department policy and procedure. Advises on the development of ordinances and regulations.

Administers disciplinary procedures, directs, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff and employee concerns.

Develops and modifies police initiatives to meet the needs of the community.

Preparation and administration of an annual budget; recommends capital improvement projects and equipment purchases.

Ensures proper equipment maintenance and usage.

Coordinates and works cooperatively with other divisions of the Village, other governmental entities, private agencies, and the public.

(Essential duties and responsibilities may not cover all the duties that may be performed)


Must hold OPOTA certification, Ohio Peace Officers Certificate of operation for Regional Crime Information Center. Must be an experienced police officer with at least three years’ experience in a supervisory role, implementation of leadership initiatives, knowledge of modern police techniques and criminal investigation methods. Must have a valid Ohio Drivers License. Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field is preferred but not required.

Further inquiries, please contact:
Krista Blum
Village Administrator
101 North Cooper Avenue
Lockland, Ohio 45215


Carlisle, Ohio

The Municipality of Carlisle, Ohio (est. pop. 5,300), situated in southwest of Dayton in both Montgomery County and Warren County, Ohio, is seeking applications for a full-time Police Officer. This is a specialized work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances for the Municipality of Carlisle and the State of Ohio in the Municipality of Carlisle’s Police Department.  An employee in this class is responsible for maintaining law and order and performing related assignments such as traffic control, criminal investigations, and crime prevention.  Duties are performed under the limited direction of the Police Chief.

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all duties that may be found in all positions in this class).

  • Patrols the municipality or assigned area by operating a vehicle, prevents or discovers commission of crimes, searches for suspicious activity or situations, apprehends criminals, and enforces motor vehicle operation and parking regulations.
  • Uses radar/lidar equipment to conduct traffic enforcement.
  • Conducts traffic stops of vehicles when violations are observed, verifies driver’s license and vehicle registration data, advises driver of safe driving practices, and issues citations or makes arrests as warranted.
  • Assists citizens with problems, including but not limited to, lost children, injured or sick persons, animal bites, civil and domestic disputes, locked doors, traffic complaints, and abandoned vehicles.
  • Performs daily vehicle and equipment inspections.
  • Refers individuals to appropriate social service agencies when necessary.
  • Investigates vehicle crashes, extracts victims, provides emergency aid, gathers evidence, records observations and statements of witnesses and victims, requests assistance from other officers or agencies as needed, directs the removal of the vehicles involved, and ensures the area is clear.
  • Prepares and reviews all necessary reports and records; performs other administrative duties as required.
  • Prepares criminal, traffic, and civil cases and testifies in court when necessary.
  • Interviews complainants, witnesses, suspects, and prisoners to obtain information about crimes.
  • Secures found, confiscated, and evidentiary property, safeguarding the property to either return to the owner or present as evidence in a court of law.
  • Pursues, apprehends, searches, and arrests subjects using appropriate force, advises suspects of their rights, transports subjects to the appropriate areas, books criminals into jail.
  • Serves arrest warrants.
  • Transports prisoners.
  • Conducts vacation house checks.
  • Responds to mutual-aid requests from surrounding jurisdictions; assists medic units as necessary.
  • Performs uniformed patrol duties.
  • Performs investigative work on open cases.
  • Enforces all federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and ordinances.
  • Provides security and patrols during special events, including parades and high school sporting events.
  • Provides emergency weather assistance.
  • Performs civic functions by providing public education and crime prevention information at community organization events; provides other public safety information or activities as needed in local neighborhoods.
  • Responds to complaints from citizens.
  • Performs any and all assignments as instructed by the Chief of Police


  • Graduation from a standard high school or the equivalent
  • Successful completion of the Ohio Peace Officers’ Training Academy.
  • Must hold current Ohio police commission, or ability to be commissionable upon appointment per the discretion of the Police Chief.
  • Must be a United States citizen and at least 21 years of age.


  • Anticipated hiring rate: $22.00/hour
  • Position is non-exempt and hourly wage
  • Classification: Union
  • Participating in the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund
  • Full medical benefits (health, dental, vision, and life insurance) available
  • Paid leave, including vacation, personal, sick, and holidays.


  • All interested applicants must have completed a required entrance examination with the National Testing Network. May be waived for lateral entry applications.
    • Information regarding location, test dates and test fees by the National Testing Network can be found at
    • Register with National Testing Network and select Carlisle Police Department as your department of interest.
    • Select your preferred local testing facility. 
  • Complete the Municipality of Carlisle Police Application (may be found at: and submit to:

Municipality of Carlisle
Attn:  Chief of Police
Central Avenue
Carlisle, Ohio 45005
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