Public Safety Specialist
Vandalia Division of Police – OH
Deadline to apply:  September 27, 2017 – (see details below)

Chief of Police
City of Hillsboro – OH
Deadline to apply:  October 6, 2017 (noon) – (see details below)


Vandalia Division of Police

With a tradition of service excellence, the CALEA-accredited Vandalia Police Division is accepting applications from energetic and skilled professionals who would like to serve our community and citizens as a Public Safety Specialist, providing dispatch communications, clerical and records support.  The Police Division is recruiting for the purpose of establishing a Provisional Eligibility Register in advance preparation for possible future vacancies.

Potential applicants must review important qualification instructions on the Vandalia website, www.vandaliaohio.org.  Application deadline is September 27, 2017.

Vandalia is an EOE and ADA compliant.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

City of Hillsboro, OH

The City of Hillsboro, Ohio is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police. Located in Highland County at the junction of US Route 62 and US Route 50, Hillsboro is just one hour east of Cincinnati.  Hillsboro has a population of 6,600 and is approximately 5.5 square miles in size. Primarily a residential community with a growing commercial center, Hillsboro is committed to upgrading and revitalizing the city in all areas from blight to infrastructure to major uptown redevelopment. The city seeks a Chief who welcomes the challenges and rewards of leading the department while supporting the city’s progress.

The Chief of Police reports to the Safety and Service Director. The Hillsboro Police Department has a budget of $1.4 million and is composed of a Chief, 3 sergeants, 10 patrol officers, and 4 dispatchers.  The Chief also has a full-time Administrative Assistant. The Hillsboro Chief of Police is a “working” Chief, required to provide both administrative and field duties. The anticipated salary range is $65,000 to $75,000 per year and includes an excellent benefit package. The candidate selected to be Chief will play a vital leadership role not only for the department but also for the community as well.


  • Candidates must have demonstrated skill sets/traits in the areas of: leadership, finances, personnel management, and communications
  • Candidates must have at least 5 years of full-time experience in law enforcement with more preferred, including at least 2 years in a supervisory or command level position with more preferred
  • An Associate’s Degree from an accredited* college or university with preference given for a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to law enforcement
  • Highly desirable: specialized management training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Certified Law Enforcement Executive, the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety or similar professional programs
  • Candidates must be OPOTA certified and have a valid Ohio driver’s license at the time of application
  • Ability to be bonded

The selection process will be assisted by consultants from the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). For selected candidates, the process will include an Assessment Center on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Those invited to the Assessment Center will be notified by October 20. Candidates designated as finalists after the Assessment Center can expect interviews from November 1 to November 10, 2017. The offer to the ultimate finalist will be conditional upon the successful results of any background investigation, psychological, and/or physical examination given.

Applicants must submit the documents** listed below to Craig King, OACP Advisory Services Program Director, by email only.  Email to: monica.miller@oacp.org by noon, Friday, October 6, 2017.  Please add a “read receipt” t o your email to confirm it has been received.

  • A cover letter addressing the reasons for your interest in the
  • A written essay relative to bullet point one above (demonstrated skill sets/traits) consisting of at least one paragraph (more may be needed) on how your past experiences or responsibilities would demonstrate that you have attained these skills or possess the All four skill sets/traits must be addressed in your essay.
  • A resume including detailed information relative to the qualifications specified in bullet points two, three and four
  • Either an organizational chart from your present employer or from a past employer that best demonstrates your qualifications for this position and copies of your OPOTA certificate and Ohio driver’s

All materials must be emailed and received at the OACP office no later than noon, Friday, October 6, 2017.

The City of Hillsboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer

*The degree granting institution must be accredited by one of two nationally recognized accrediting organizations, the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.   

**Because of the public records law in Ohio, the identity of applicants and most application materials cannot be considered confidential.