Police Officer

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Job Information

TOLEDO POLICE DEPARTMENT
525 N. ERIE
TOLEDO, OHIO 43604
419-245-3340
https://www.toledopolice.com/

Updated: May 09, 2024

Job Classification: Police Officer

The Toledo Police Department is currently hiring for Police Officers.  All testing must be completed by July 31, 2024.

The PHQ is NOT Required!

Candidates must also fill out the City application at https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2462157/police-officer/agency/toledooh/apply

Applicants who are residents of the State of Ohio may be eligible to receive a voucher to cover the cost of the entry-level exam. In addition, residents of the following counties in Michigan are eligible to receive a voucher to cover the cost of the entry-level exam: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw, and Wayne. Vouchers are limited to the first 300 applicants who can prove their residency in the State of Ohio or in the listed Michigan counties.  Examples of proof of residency include a current, valid Ohio driver’s license or identification card or a voter registration card. All requests for vouchers are subject to verification and approval by the Department of Human Resources.  The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

OPOTA Certified, Veterans of the Armed Services, and/or EMT Certified applicants are also eligible to receive a voucher. OPTOA Certified applicants must meet the requirements as stated in the Civil Service Commission, Rule 50.00, Section 50.23. Veterans of the Armed Services must meet Civil Service Commission Rule 50.00, Section 50.11 (Veterans’ Preference Credit in Examinations). EMT Certified applicants must meet Civil Service Commission Rule 50.00, Section 50.22.

To obtain a testing voucher for State of Ohio residents, OPOTA or EMT Certified, or Veterans of the Armed Services, please contact:
Silvia Fofrich
[email protected]

Salary Information:

$27.799 hourly ($57,821.429 annually) to $34.749 hourly ($72,157.334 annually)

Benefit Information:

The City of Toledo provides excellent health and retirement benefits for its employees.

Health Insurance

The City of Toledo is a self-funded medical plan provider that offers a broad network of health service options for its employees. The City also offers a multi-tiered prescription drug plan and dental and vision care services.

Employees pay a modest monthly premium depending on their selection of single, single plus one, or family coverage. Depending on the employee’s bargaining unit, coverage is also afforded for qualifying domestic partners.

Group Life Insurance

City employees are covered by a group life insurance plan.

Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund

The City of Toledo is a member of the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (“OP& F” or “Fund”). City of Toledo police officers contribute 12.25% of their base annual salary to the Fund, and the City contributes 19.50%.

For more information about OP&F, please visit http://www.op-f.org/

Deferred Compensation

The City of Toledo offers a voluntary governmental 457(b) deferred compensation plan, which is a retirement savings plan that allows eligible employees to supplement any existing retirement/pension benefits by saving and investing pre-tax dollars through salary deferral.

Contributions and any earnings are tax-deferred (both federal and state income taxes) until the money is withdrawn. Withdrawals are taxed at ordinary income levels.

For more information about Ohio Deferred Compensation, click on this link: https://www.ohio457.org/iApp/tcm/ohio457/index.jsp

401(k)

The City of Toledo offers a voluntary pre-tax savings contributions retirement plan, commonly known as a 401(k).

Under the 401(k) plan, an employee’s retirement savings contributions are deducted from the employee’s paycheck before taxation. The City does not make contributions on the employee’s behalf.  (Contributions are tax-deferred until withdrawn during retirement). As established by Internal Revenue Service regulations, annual contributions to the 401(k) plan are limited to a maximum pre-tax annual contribution.

Roth 401(k)

The City of Toledo also offers a voluntary post-tax savings contributions retirement plan, commonly referred to as a Roth 401(k) Plan.

Under a Roth 401(k) Plan, an employee’s retirement savings contributions are deducted from the employee’s paycheck on a post-tax basis.   Annual contributions to the Roth 401(k) plan are limited to a maximum post-tax annual contribution established by the Internal Revenue Service.

Contact Information:
Silvia Fofrich
Administrative Analyst 3
[email protected]

Department Overview:  The Toledo Police Department employs approximately 667 people, of whom 606 are sworn Police Officers and 61 are civilians. Our motto, “To Protect and To Serve,” states the essential purpose of the Toledo Police Department. The department protects the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, secure in their possessions, and live in peace. The Department serves the people of Toledo by performing law enforcement functions in a professional manner, and it is to the people that the department is ultimately responsible.

Area Information: The City of Toledo is located in (and is the County seat of) Lucas County in northwestern Ohio, approximately 75 miles east of the Ohio-Indiana border. The City’s population is approximately 287,208. The Toledo metro area includes Lucas, Fulton, Wood, and Ottawa counties. The City covers an area of 84 square miles and borders generally on Lake Erie and the City of Oregon to the east, the State of Michigan to the north, and Wood County to the south.

Toledo is a city of business, culture, and education, and it is rich in diversity and community. More than 601,000 people call the Toledo metropolitan area home—giving the region all the attributes of a large cosmopolitan area but still retaining the advantages of small-town atmosphere and charm. The city is home to one of the top-rated zoos in the country, the beautiful Toledo Museum of Art and Glass Pavilion, and the Imagination Station, a multi-sensory fun and educational family experience. For sports fans, Toledo offers the Toledo Mud Hens (the AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers), the Toledo Walleye (an affiliation of the Detroit Red Wings), and the Toledo Speedway. Toledo is also within driving distance of Cedar Point Amusement Park Ann Arbor and Detroit’s professional and college sports teams.

Population: 287,208 people

Job Requirements

Age: No person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment as a Police Officer unless the person has reached the age of twenty-one (21). No person age forty (40) or older at the final closing date for the Civil Service examination shall be eligible to receive an original appointment to the position of Police Officer. No person age forty-four (44) or older who retired from the Armed Services through regular retirement, temporary or permanent disability retirement, or temporary early retirement shall be eligible to receive an original appointment to the position of Police Officer at the final closing date for the Civil Service examination shall be eligible to receive an original appointment to the position of Police Officer.

US Citizen: Must be eligible to work in the United States of America.

High School Grad/GED: Graduation from high school or General Educational Development (GED) Tests equivalency.

Valid State Driver’s License: Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Academy Certification: Must qualify for LEADS, NORIS, and NCIC certification and must obtain such certification during the Academy.

Hiring Process: Police Officer Selection Requirements:
Candidates for appointment to the Police Officer job classification must pass the examination and qualify within the appointment range on the Civil Service eligible list and may be involved in the following activities of the selection process:

1.     Background Investigation and Appeals Process

·         The Toledo Police Department conducts background investigations for candidates for the Police Officer job classification.

·         Background Appeals Process – All candidates may appeal background points and automatic areas of rejection to the Toledo Civil Service Commission. The Commission can modify or eliminate a negative point assessment or area of rejection.

2.     Physical Ability Examination

·         Must pass the physical ability test. This examination is designed to determine if a candidate has a minimally acceptable level of fitness to perform the job-related tasks of a Police Officer.

3.     Structured Oral Interview

·         All candidates passing the background process will be scheduled for a structured oral interview. Candidates must successfully pass the interview to continue in the hiring process.

4.     Psychological Examination

·         Candidates given a conditional offer of employment must pass the psychological standards established by the City of Toledo.

5.     Medical Examination

·         Candidates given a conditional offer of employment must pass the medical standards established by the City of Toledo. A candidate failing the medical exam may appeal the determination.

·         Medical Appeals Process – All candidates must pass the medical standards as established. If an individual fails to pass the pre-employment medical examination, he/she will be notified in writing of such failure. The individual will receive the reason for such failure. The individual will have ten (10) days from delivery of such notice, at his/her option, to be reexamined by a physician of his/her choice. After reexamination, the individual may provide the reexamination results and findings, accompanied by supporting documentation, to the City of Toledo’s physician for a second review. All reexamination documentation must be provided within ten (10) days. After conducting a second review of the submitted information, the City’s physician shall decide whether the individual passes or fails the pre-employment medical examination. The City physician will also have the option to reexamine the individual or to send the individual to another physician that the City has selected before making his/her final determination.

6.     Police Officer Training Academy

·         All persons appointed as Police Officers must meet the standards established by the Toledo Police Department Training Academy during the probationary period.

Veteran’s Preference: Veteran’s preferences are provided under the Rules of the Toledo Civil Service Commission.

YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR DD-214 at the time of application. (Scan and attach a copy to your application profile before submitting your application.) The copy of your DD-214 must include the discharge type and the continuous service dates. See below for information on Veteran’s Preferences.

Rule 50.00, Section 50.11 (Veterans’ Preference Credit in Examinations): A veteran, as defined in these rules, receiving a passing grade on a competitive recruitment examination shall have five (5) numerical points added to his/her passing score. A disabled veteran, as defined in these rules, who satisfies any physical requirements for the position and receives a passing grade on a competitive recruitment examination shall have ten (10) numerical points added to his/her passing score. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as excepting any applicant from the necessity of fulfilling all job-related requirements specified by the Commission for positions in the competitive class.

Rule 10.00, Section 10.37 (Veteran): Shall mean a person who has served in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Corps, Air Forces, Coast Guard, and such other military service or auxiliary corps as is designed by the Congress of the United States, and has served on active duty for a period of more than one hundred eighty (180) consecutive days of active duty, excluding active duty for training (annual summer camp) and who received an honorable discharge or release or was separated under honorable conditions.

A disabled veteran is one who has served on active duty in the Armed Forces, has been separated therefrom under honorable conditions, and has established the present existence of a service-connected disability rated ten percent (10%) or more.

OPOTC Certification Preference in Examinations: OPOTC Certification preferences are provided under the Toledo Civil Service Commission Rules, Rule 50.00, Section 50.23.

For purposes of ensuring appointment and employment based on merit, efficiency, moral character, and industry, an individual receiving a passing grade on a competitive recruitment examination for employment as a Police Officer shall be awarded preference points to their raw score for having obtained, at the final closing date for the Civil Service examination, certifications in accordance with the following:

·         Completion and passage of a Peace Officer Basic Training Academy that has been approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) within two (2) years of the final closing date for the Civil Service examination or

·         An Active OPOTC certificate and current employment in a law enforcement agency within the state of Ohio. To receive the five (5) extra points, the candidate must present a copy of their OPOTC certificate.

EMT/Paramedic Certification Preference in Examinations: EMT/Paramedic Certification preferences are provided under the Toledo Civil Service Commission Rules, Rule 50.00, Section 50.22.

For purposes of ensuring appointment and employment based on merit, efficiency, moral character, and industry, an individual receiving a passing grade on a competitive recruitment examination for employment as a police officer shall be awarded preference points to their raw score for having obtained, prior to the examination, certifications in accordance with the following schedule:

EMT-B Certification – three (3) numerical points;

EMT-A Certification – four (4) numerical points;

EMT-P (Paramedic) Certification – five (5) numerical points.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as excepting any applicant from the necessity of fulfilling all job-related requirements specified by the Commission for positions in the competitive class.

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