Police Officer

  • Full Time
  • Midwest

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Job Information


Updated: May 31, 2024

Position Title: Police Officer
Salary Information: $31.65 – $39.64 Hourly
Close Date: June 21, 2024, 11:59 pm EST

Benefit Information:

Employees pay 15% of the monthly medical insurance premium through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, which includes prescription coverage. Single and family coverage is available. The City health care plan is a high-deductible healthcare plan. You will become eligible for medical insurance on the first of the month following your start date or on your start date if you start on the first of the month.

Each year, the City deposits 75% of your health insurance deductible amount into an HSA account in your name if you participate in the annual wellness screening. If you choose not to participate, the City will deposit 50%.

The City pays half of the full premium up to a maximum of $30 per month for dental.

The City pays 100% of the premium for term life insurance to all active, permanent, full-time employees. Employees receive $25,000 of coverage; supervisors receive $35,000.

The City contributes 19.5% monthly toward Police retirement benefits offered through the Ohio Police and Fire Pension System (OPF). The employee’s share is 12.25% of their gross salary.

You have the option to enroll in a voluntary retirement savings plan, such as a 457(b) deferred compensation plan or Roth IRA.

New full-time employees accumulate 80 hours upon completion of one year of service. Following years of service will accrue on a tiered scale, topping out at 208 hours per year.

All employees accrue sick leave at the rate of 0.0575 hours per hour, or approximately 15 days per year.

You receive two personal days, or 16 hours, per year.

The City allots 96.00 holiday hours per year.

You have 24/7 access to a fitness center located in City Hall.  The center includes a variety of commercial equipment, including cardio and resistance machines and free weights.

Experience Pay will start after five years of service, which grants additional compensation to employees who have completed five or more years of total service with the City.

All permanent full-time employees are eligible to participate in the City’s Tuition Reimbursement plan, provided they have at least one year of continuous service with the City, and it is subject to policy terms and conditions.

The City will furnish the first complete uniform and necessary equipment to new police officers at no cost to the officer ninety (90) days after the date of hire. After one year of continuous service, the City will provide a uniform allowance of $60 per pay period.

Job Description
Responsible for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of laws.  A variety of duties in patrol, traffic, or crime investigation on an assigned shift (40 hours per week, including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required).


Written Examination
Polygraph Examination
Psychological Assessment
Extensive Background Investigation
Physical Fitness
Oral Interview (Includes a written exercise)
Complete Medical Examination (Administered only with a conditional offer of employment)
Examples of Duties
The ability to work with a substantial element of personal risk and to exercise sound independent judgment; the ability to use interpersonal skills to manage conflict; the ability to be trained to use firearms and other weapons; the ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully with respect for the rights of others; the ability to write complete and accurate reports; and the ability to maintain stability of performance in violent and highly stressful situations.

Must possess the physical ability to meet and maintain all the physical training requirements as set by the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy.

AGE:  Must be 20 years of age at the time the application is filed.  Must be 21 years old on or before the day of successful completion of police academy training or at the time of appointment if the applicant is already a certified Ohio peace officer.
EDUCATION:  High School Graduate or equivalent
PHYSICAL:  Eyesight:  20/20 corrected,  weight:  In proportion to height
MUST possess the overall ability to sufficiently perform all of the essential functions of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Applicants may order the “Police Aptitude and Character Test, PACT Candidate Orientation Guide” by clicking the following link: https://www.fpsi.com/product/pact-orientation-guide/. The PACT Candidate Orientation Guide is a helpful tool for preparing for the exam. It can be downloaded as a PDF file and saved or printed. Please read through the disclaimer on the order page to successfully download it.  Payments will be submitted through PayPal via an account or credit/debit card. Once payment is submitted, PayPal automatically redirects you back to the FPSI site, where access to the download link will be located on the Order Details-Checkout Status page.  Applicants must pay close attention to ALL instructions on FPSI and PayPal’s websites to access the instant download successfully!

Testing date(s) for the written civil service exam will be available to applicants only.

The City of Springfield is committed to a diverse workforce as it enriches and strengthens how we advance our mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applications from all individuals, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, and all the other characteristics that make us unique. Our goal is to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to work.

If you are a qualified applicant with a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department at least one week before testing if you are requesting a reasonable accommodation for the testing process.

To apply for this job email your details to recruiter@ergometrics.org