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Shaker Heights, Ohio
Chief of Police
Deadline to Apply: 9/30/22 (see details below)
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Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Columbus, Ohio
Communications Technician & Police Officer
(see details below)
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Miami Township, Ohio
Entry Level & Lateral Entry Police Officers
(see details below)
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Sidney, Ohio
Chief of Police
Deadline to Apply: 10/7/22 (see details below)
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Chief of Police
Deadline to Apply: 10/13/22 (see details below)
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Loveland, Ohio
Entry Level & Lateral Entry Police Officers
Deadline to Apply: 10/14/22 (see details below)
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University of Cincinnati
Police Captain
(see details below)
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Lebanon, Ohio
Lateral Entry Police Officer
Deadline to Apply: 10/14/22 (see details below)
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Springfield, Ohio
Chief of Police
First Considerations: 10/28/22 (see details below)

CHIEF OF POLICE
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 9/30/22

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The City of Shaker Heights is conducting a national search to attract an exceptionally well-qualified candidate to serve as the next Chief of Police for the Shaker Heights Police Department (SHPD).The ideal candidate will be well-prepared to address an array of critical functions and challenges; including public safety, community engagement, police accountability, recruitment and retention, and transparency.

Shaker Heights is an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland with a population of just under 30,000 residents who have light rail access to downtown Cleveland’s office buildings, restaurants, theatre district, museums, and professional sports stadiums. Shaker Heights Police Department (SHPD) is a CALEA accredited agency with a 2022 budget of $11.5m and an authorized force of 68 sworn officers, and 38 support and part-time personnel. SHPD partners with the community to promote safety and security through crime prevention, traffic safety, and criminal investigation, while creating a work environment that recruits, trains, and develops outstanding employees.

The next chief will be an experienced law enforcement executive who will inspire confidence and trust from the community and earn the respect of both sworn and civilian employees. While the City of Shaker Heights reserves the right to utilize equivalencies when deemed appropriate, preferred candidates will have ten (10) years of experience as a police officer, at least four (4) years of which must be in a supervisory capacity. The most competitive candidates will have experience in senior executive assignments, management of community policing efforts, or internal affairs. A bachelor’s degree with coursework in public administration, criminal justice, or related field and experience in law enforcement administration and operations management, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A master’s degree is desirable. Graduation from the FBI National Academy, PERF – Senior Management Institute for Police, Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course and/or Administrative Officers Course, Northwestern Center for Public Safety Police Staff and Command School, or Police Executive Leadership College is preferred.

This at-will position will have a competitive market rate salary augmented by an excellent benefits package. Please contact the recruiter for additional information.

For optimal consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by September 30, 2022, by submitting a comprehensive resume, compelling cover letter, and list of professional references via email to apply@publicsectorsearch.com. The brochure can be viewed at www.publicsectorsearch.com

Candidates should direct inquiries and questions regarding this position or the recruitment process to Public Sector Search & Consulting:

Gary Peterson, Chief of Police (ret.)
President/CEO
gary@publicsectorsearch.com
916.622.5323 (mobile)

Joseph Lestrange, Ph. D (Division Chief, ret.)
Senior Consultant
joseph@publicsectorsearch.com
347.992.8750  (mobile)

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN & POLICE OFFICER

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Communications Technician:
Columbus Regional Airport Authority is looking for a Communications Technician who wants to “Land Your Next Career”! This is a key position in our Public Safety Division, Airport Police department responsible for handling prompt and accurate emergency and nonemergency communications. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional listener with great attention to detail, be able to perform multiple tasks expeditiously and simultaneously and have excellent organizational skills.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority manages and operates passenger-focused John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), and general aviation airport Bolton Field (TZR).

We are a diverse group of committed and talented professionals who show up every day to take CRAA to new heights. Although our roles are as diverse as we are – from Custodial Services to Customer Service, from Accounting to Airport Police, from HVAC to Human Resources – we have one common goal: connect Ohio with the world.

Your “Take Off” will be successful by doing the following with excellence:
• Monitor access control, fire, Closed Circuit Television system and other alarms.
• Dispatch Public Safety services via Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) .
• Monitor the status of location, availability, and communications of all Public Safety units and personnel
• Perform administrative work, including completion of logs and records, computer data entry, and compilation of statistics.
• Perform related work as required.

Your “Landing” will be smooth if you meet the following requirements:
• Have a high school diploma or GED
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)Ability to remain calm and professional during stressful situation
• Prior experience as a Communications Technician with another Public Safety agency is preferred
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications
• Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks, projects, and completing priorities simultaneously

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including excellent medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, and holidays.

Police Officer:
The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (“CRAA”) is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

Click HERE for information on compensation and benefits offered with the position and a detailed overview of our selection process.

The CRAA Police Department is a full-service, CALEA accredited team of Police Officers who are responsible for the protection of life and property, prevention of crimes, and the preservation of peace and order on CRAA properties and surrounding roadways. Airports serviced by the Columbus Airport Police are John Glenn International (CMH), Rickenbacker International (LCK) and Bolton Field (TZR).

The mission of the Columbus Airport Police is to proudly serve the public and the Airport Community, to professionally work in partnership with our Airport Community and to provide a safe and secure environment for all persons who work, visit, and/or travel in, around, or through the properties and roadways governed by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Respond to overt and covert alarms at airport security checkpoints and throughout the terminals.
• Investigate improper or unlawful acts, such as public disturbance, security breach, or assault.
• Complete and maintain federal, state, local offense and informational reports, files, and records.
• Conduct fact-finding and/or informational interviews.
• Exercise authority to arrest in accordance with TSR: 49 CFR Part 1542 and the laws of the State of Ohio and City of Columbus.
• Patrol terminal and airport property, recognizing/responding to potential security breaches.
• Assist in the search for suspicious items/bombs in the event of threat.
• Take vehicle accident reports on Airport property and perform traffic control responsibilities.
• Provide special security for VIPs.
• Respond to activated fire, burglary, or other alarms.
• Perform related work as required.

Minimum Requirements:
• Have a high school diploma or GED
• Have a current State of Ohio Peace Officer Certification
• Be a citizen of the United States
• Have a valid driver’s license
• Be at least 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at time of hire Additional Requirements:
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances and law enforcement practices and techniques; general knowledge of federal regulations as related to airport operations preferred
• Expertise in recognizing and analyzing safety/security problems and recommending effective programs for corrective action
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
• One (1) year of full-time certified Police Officer experience or equivalent accumulated on-duty hours as a certified Reserve Police Officer preferred
• Willingness and ability to successfully complete an annual physical agility test as outlined in the current Fraternal Order of Police Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Ability to pass a personal history investigation including, but not limited to driving record, criminal history background check, physical examination, drug screen, psychological evaluation, and polygraph or CVSA verification
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other emergency agencies, coworkers, staff, and the public
• Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
• Ability to effectively write police reports and to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a professional, businesslike manner
• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others and possess a superior affirmative attitude and be a teamwork advocate
• Ability to work a varied shift, including weekends and holidays, and on occasion, in excess of the normal eight (8) hour tour of duty.
• Ability to remain calm and professional during stressful situations.

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ENTRY LEVEL & LATERAL ENTRY POLICE OFFICER

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The primary responsibility is to protect the lives and property of the people of Miami Township, to enforce the laws of the state and the ordinances of the township and to serve the people in whatever way necessary within the scope of their particular assignment. Applicants must fill out the application in full and complete the personal history questionnaire

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
– Diligently and thoroughly patrols assigned area.
– Prioritizes, and in a safe manner, promptly responds to all dispatched calls in the Township and requests for assistance to other jurisdictions for help from our department.
– Conducts, in a professional manner, preliminary investigations at the scene of incidents to which summoned or observed, determining what, if any, crime has been committed, taking appropriate actions to ensure the mission of the department.
– Handles missing person and missing child investigations in a complete and timely manner to ensure compliance with department policy, state and federal law.
– Thoroughly investigates traffic accidents, completes accurate and neat reports, and provides any services necessary such as first aid, tow service, traffic direction to alleviate hazardous road conditions.
– Promptly and with empathy, notifies next-of-kin of deceased, seriously ill, or seriously injured persons.
– Immediately takes control of a crime scene and preserves evidence, secures witnesses to the crime, interviews the witnesses, obtaining complete information, including written statements when appropriate, processes the scene by developing and lifting latent fingerprints and collecting other forensic evidence using the most current techniques to include maintaining complete and accurate logs.
– With a sense of urgency properly collects, prepares and submits all evidence and property to its proper collection point/area to include accurate and complete forms, to ensure the legally mandated chain of custody, while protecting the integrity of the evidence.
– As soon as practicable, secures the perimeter in fire scenes, assists with hazardous material spills, and otherwise assists fire department personnel at the scene of an emergency to enhance operational efficiency.
– Acts within the Condition, Action, Response, Assess (C.A.R.A.) for response to resistance when defending oneself and others from physical assault.
– Initiates legal arrests, both misdemeanor and felony, to include the investigation, interviews of arrestee, properly and completely filling out the necessary arrest/booking sheet, fingerprinting and photographing suspects and other paperwork as required by department policy or state guidelines.
– In a timely and legal manner, processes all prisoners within established guidelines, being vigilant to prisoner’s rights under state, federal and local guidelines.
– Serves outstanding subpoenas or warrants as required.
– Performs crowd control at parades, festivals, labor disputes, riots and other events maintaining a professional image to ensure the safety of persons and property.
– Immediately briefs Chief of Police or appropriate supervisor on important matters.
– Completes all special projects, assignments and investigations as assigned or indirectly assigned by the Chief of Police.
– Officers will continually establish and maintain constant lines of communication with internal and external elements of department to improve job performance.
– Initiates reports, reads, and evaluates correspondence and memorandums relative to operational activities or police hazards on a daily basis to ensure officer safety and enhance job performance.
– Conducts daily routine preventive maintenance and caring for all assigned personal equipment and police vehicles per department standards and promptly reports deficiencies to a supervisor.
– When notified to appear in court, officers will arrive on time, dressed in accordance to department policy and be thoroughly prepared to present their case in a professional and courteous manner.
– Actively participates in training programs as an instructor and/or student to enhance job performance or that of other employees.
– Professionally and courteously deals with the news media, including determining the access of news media representatives to the scene of major fires, natural disasters, perimeters of crime scenes, or other catastrophic events, reflecting a positive image of the Township when possible.
– In addition to the responsibilities listed above, maintains an acceptable level of competence, professionalism, and ability to ensure duties are performed as outlined in this job description.

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CHIEF OF POLICE
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  10/7/22

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The City of Sidney, Ohio, is seeking a proven law enforcement professional with the leadership, experience, educational, and technical skills to serve as Police Chief for a growing, full-service city in West-Central Ohio. Sidney is home to 21,000 residents and is recognized as a well-managed, financially, and politically stable community. It boasts an extremely diverse and dynamic manufacturing base. City leaders take great pride in offering high-quality, efficient, and responsive municipal services. The next Police Chief will be a strong, visible leader and an active mentor to staff. S/he will be provided the support and latitude to establish and nurture a departmental culture of excellence.

The Police Department
The Sidney Police Department operates with an annual budget exceeding $6.5 million and a capital budget of $1 million. The community has historically supported its police operations both financially and philosophically. The next police chief of this community will quickly become aware of the unique and special partnership that exists between the men and women “who wear the blue” and the residents and business owners they serve.

The men and women of the Sidney Police Department comprise a combined sworn and civilian unit of approximately 52 personnel with the expectation of continued growth among the ranks to serve this evolving community and its 16,000 calls for service per year.

The Sidney Police Department offers a full complement of quality services including administration and operations command, a detective section, K-9 Unit, community relations, central dispatch, records bureau, bike patrol, Citizen’s Academy, Teen Academy, Safety Town, joint tactical response team, etc.

Further information about the Police Department’s services is available on the City’s website: https://www.sidneyoh.com.

The Ideal Candidate Will…

  • Possess a collaborative leadership style to build on the strong community ties that exist among the Sidney Police Department, its residents, business community and the educational institutions it serves. The successful candidate must be an individual who engages and builds trust and confidence with his/her staff, professional colleagues, and fellow department managers.
  • Be extremely knowledgeable about law enforcement practices and techniques and all aspects of community-oriented policing. The next chief must have the ability to forecast and plan for the law enforcement needs of the community and possess the capability to effectively articulate the mission and vision of the Police Department within its ranks and to those it serves.
  • Be creative and extremely knowledgeable about technological applications and best practices available to law enforcement to conduct operations efficiently and cost-effectively.
  • Enumerate and champion comprehensive recommendations about critical issues impacting the administration of law enforcement services throughout the community. The candidate must be well-organized and methodic in his/her approach to keeping the City Manager apprised of the status of all pertinent activities within the department.
  • The next chief must always lead by example and maintain the highest level of professionalism in both his/her demeanor and personal appearance. S/he must have the will to hold others in the Police Department accountable to the same expectations and standards.
  • The successful candidate will have earned a minimum of an associate degree in a related field of study from a fully accredited institution of higher learning (bachelor or master’s degree is preferred) and have at least 15 years of continuous local government service in law enforcement. Five years of management-level service and current certification by a state or national association recognized by the State of Ohio for performance of the Chief’s responsibilities is also required.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation package includes a competitive salary and an attractive fringe benefit offering with an employer contribution of 19.5% of reportable wages toward the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.  Currently, annual police chief compensation is approximately $119,000. The wage/benefit package offered will be commensurate with the skills, experience, and educational qualifications of the successful candidate. 

Questions regarding this position may be directed to:
Gregory B. Horn, Special Advisor
Management Partners
ghorn@managementpartners.com

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CHIEF OF POLICE
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  10/13/22

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Annual salary range: $136,168.47 to $185,817.15
The city provides an excellent benefits package.

The City of Cincinnati is seeking an exceptional and progressive leader to serve as its Chief of Police. This is a wonderful opportunity to play a significant role in the 65th largest community in the United States. Cincinnati is a unique and special place, with all of the benefits of a larger city yet the closeness and comforts of a small town.

The City desires a forward-thinking, collaborative leader who can engage with an active, diverse and involved community. The Chief of Police should have experience leading and innovating on public safety issues and have a demonstrated commitment to community problem-orientated policing. The department has approximately 1000 sworn officers and 125 civilian employees. The department is separated into three bureaus: Patrol, Investigations, and Support.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. A Master’s Degree with major course work in criminal justice, law enforcement, police science, psychology, public or business administration, or a closely related field is highly desirable. Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible supervisory and administrative experience as a sworn law enforcement officer, including at least five (5) years at the rank of Lieutenant or above. Experience serving as an executive level in a mid-sized agency or larger is highly desirable, with management experience at an agency the size of Cincinnati PD is desirable.

To view additional qualifications and submit your resume (reflecting years and months of employment including beginning/ending dates), cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports, and two colleagues) please go to: https://www.cpshr.us/recruitment/2082

For additional information contact:
David Niemeyer
CPS HR Consulting
916-471-3366

Bill Whalen

714-904-2191

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LOVELAND, OH
LATERAL ENTRY & ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  10/14/22

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We are growing! Annual Pay range is $68,051 to $83,402 with excellent benefits.  Lateral and Non-Lateral Candidates may apply.  Must have High School Diploma or GED, and OPOTA Certification at time of appointment.  The hiring process includes a written test, panel interview, background investigation, executive interview, truth verification test, psychological assessment, drug test, and medical exam.

LATERAL Candidates are considered current full time State of Ohio Peace Officers and Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers with at least one (1) year full time police patrol experience and are exempt from the written test.  Lateral Candidates proceed directly to the panel interview.  A higher starting salary and vacation credit may apply. Lateral applications are available on the city website www.lovelandoh.gov/formcenter beginning September 1, 2022 through October 14, 2022. Applications must be submitted to the Loveland Police Department (Ohio) by midnight on October 14, 2022.

NON-LATERAL Candidates are considered Corrections Officers, Part-Time Officers, Officers from out of the State of Ohio, current break in service, and those without prior experience in law enforcement. Extra test credit may apply for education, military and/or prior law enforcement. Non-Lateral applicants apply through the National Testing Network (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com) Frontline written test. Scores must be submitted to the Loveland Police Department (Ohio) by midnight on October 14, 2022.

Contact the Loveland Police Department – Lt. Amy Campbell at 513-583-3000 or Acampbell@lovelandoh.gov with additional questions. Information including position description for police officer can be found on our website, www.lovelandoh.gov.

The City of Loveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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POLICE CAPTAIN
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Job Overview
Assist in the planning and direction of daily police operations including Intelligence-Led Policing, Community Policing, Community Engagement and Partnerships, Patrol Functions, Crime Prevention, Investigations, Emergency Preparedness, Business Continuity, Special Events, Emergency Communications, Records, Training and Community Relations.

Essential Functions

  • Administer and manage daily operations for the public safety department to include overseeing patrol and support functions, investigations, policy development and review, procedures dealing with emergency operations, and review of data to assist in the determination of criminal activities and trends, resolution of personnel issues, .
  • Manage and oversee the Crime Prevention, Investigative and Public Safety Communication Center.
  • Responsible for written, as well as verbal communication with the University community including Clery Act and administrative notifications related to campus health and safety.
  • Manage the patrol functions of the police and security personnel; assign duties to police supervisors; oversee training program for commissioned and non-commissioned personnel.
  • Serve as liaison between police department and contracted mutual aid police agencies for main campus as well as branch campuses. Serve in acting capacity for the Assistant Police Chief, as needed.
  • Represent the Department of Public Safety by attending professional community and campus meetings, as well as training with community groups and other law enforcement agencies that enhance the understanding and delivery of police services.
  • Evaluate new technology for the enhancement of security and protective systems.
  • Apprehend and arrest violators; testify in court proceedings.
  • May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, or related field.
  • Nine (9) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience & Trainings/Certifications

  • Must have at least five (5) years of progressive law enforcement and criminal justice administration experience.
  • At least four (4) years of supervisory experience.
  • Certification by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission (OPOTC).
  • Must pass background investigation and no criminal record.
  • Must have a current valid state operator’s license with acceptable driving record.

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate’s experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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LATERAL ENTRY POLICE OFFICER
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Create community connections and make a positive impact as a police officer with the Lebanon Division of Police!

The City of Lebanon, Ohio, is accepting applications from lateral applicants for the position of Police Officer. The internationally accredited Lebanon Division of Police serves a population of over 20,000 and is responsible for an area of 14 square miles. The department has an authorized strength of 31 sworn officers, 9
dispatchers and 1 administrative assistant. The citizens of Lebanon are seeking candidates who possess the personal character and professional skills necessary to serve in a position of public trust. Applications will be accepted from United States citizens who are at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Ohio driver’s license. The City of Lebanon offers an excellent employee benefit package and a starting annual salary of $64,750 to $85,758.

Eligible applicants are those currently employed full-time as a peace officer. If selected, prior full-time service will be taken into consideration when determining starting pay and leave benefits. Full explanation of benefits HERE.

The hiring process will consist of the following in order as listed:

  • October 14, 2022 @ 1600 hours EST: Application deadline. Applications must be submitted by personal delivery or mailed to the Personnel Department at 50 S Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036 or emailed to Pam Stotts at pstotts@lebanonohio.gov.
  • October 21, 2022: Physical Agility Test
  • November 4, 2022: Panel Interviews
  • November 18, 2022: Final Interviews

Contact : All applicants must obtain a City of Lebanon employment application at the Personnel Department located in the City Building at 50 S Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036, or on the City website at lebanonohio.gov.

The City of Lebanon requires a pre-employment medical examination and drug screening, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Questions regarding the hiring process may be emailed to Captain Matt Weithofer at mweithofer@lebanonohio.gov.

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CHIEF OF POLICE
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The City of Springfield, Ohio (58,662 population) is seeking a highly competent, professional law enforcement leader with the energy, passion, experience, and technical skills to serve as Chief of Police for Ohio’s 12th largest city. Springfield operates under a Home Rule Charter, Commission-Manager form of government. It is a full-service community with a proud industrial heritage, which is rapidly evolving toward a more diversified economy. A positive community feel is increasingly apparent, as the City is experiencing significantly more new development and redevelopment activity than witnessed in several decades. The City’s “Forward Together” slogan is ringing true throughout the community!

The current Chief of Police will be retiring at the end of 2022, and this west-central Ohio municipality is laser focused and completely committed to making the right selection of its next Police Chief. The next Chief of Police will embrace community engagement, be a highly visible leader and an active mentor to staff, and will further the development and professionalism of Springfield’s 130-sworn-member Police Division.

Expectations for the Next Chief of Police:

  1. Organization – The new Chief will be encouraged to undertake a review of the Division’s recruiting practices and develop recommendations to maintain and enhance staffing strength at authorized levels in a challenging and competitive recruiting environment.
  2. Labor Relations – Newly negotiated multi-year collective bargaining agreements are to be completed in 2022 with the Division’s two sworn bargaining units, prior to the appointment of the next Chief. The police clerk’s contract expires March 31, 2023.
  3. Community Relations – The new Chief will be a strong, visible leader within the community, and she/he will endeavor to strengthen and rebuild relationships that may have been impacted with recent COVID-related restrictions and reduced public interaction.
  4. Diversity – Springfield’s next Chief will be experienced in working successfully in a culturally, racially and economically diverse setting, and will embrace best practices in fostering a police division at all levels which is representative and reflective of the community.
  5. Technology – The next Police Chief will embrace and utilize technology as an increasingly effective and efficient tool for the delivery of quality police services, and will be benefitted from prior experience with body-worn camera systems.
  6. Community Policing – The successful candidate will have a proven, knowledge-based approach and appreciation for community policing practices.
  7. Internal Affairs – Springfield expects its Police Chief to demonstrate the highest ideals of integrity and to always lead by example. The proud reputation of the Police Division must be upheld in accordance with local, state, and Ohio Collaborative standards.

The Ideal Candidate Will:
• Possess a collaborative leadership style to strengthen community ties among the Springfield Police Division, its residents, business community, and the educational institutions it serves.
• Be an experienced leader who can engage and build trust and confidence with his/her staff, professional colleagues, and fellow department managers.
• Be extremely knowledgeable of law enforcement practices, technologies, techniques, and all aspects of community oriented policing.
• Have the skillset to forecast, budget, and plan for the law enforcement needs of the community and the capability to effectively articulate the mission and vision of the Police Division within its ranks, as well as to those it serves.
• Possess a thorough understanding of critical incident management practices in an emergency-management setting and assure comprehensive police training and implementation of same.
• Be well organized and methodic in his/her approach to keeping the City Manager apprised of the status of all pertinent activities within the division.
• Lead by example and maintain the highest level of professionalism in his/her demeanor, conduct and appearance, and have the will to hold others within the Police Division accountable to the same expectations and standards.
• Preference would be for candidates to possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study from a fully accredited institution of higher learning, and have demonstrated at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal policing and administration. A master’s degree or other advanced training or certification is not required but preferred. Senior command-staff experience of 5 years or more at the chief, assistant chief, captain, or lieutenant level is also preferred. The selected candidate will possess or commit to possess Ohio law enforcement certification within six months of appointment.

Compensation and Benefits
Total annual compensation for the Chief of Police position is up to $134,139.20, including a highly competitive fringe-benefit offering and a 19.50% employer contribution to the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund. The wage/benefit package offered the selected candidate will be commensurate with their skills, experience, and qualifications.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to:
Gregory Horn, Special Advisor
Management Partners
ghorn@managementpartners.com
937-478-6385

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