Police Officer







Updated: November 07, 2014


Classification: Police Officer


The City of Whitehall is currently recruiting for Police Officer. The closing date for this process will be in January 2015. Please have all NTN application information and testing through National Testing Network (NTN) completed by closing date.

Salary Information: Starting Salary 2014 Step A $27.36/ hour


Benefit Information: The City of Whitehall offers comprehensive benefit packages including vacation, holiday, personal and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement benefits. In addition, the City offers college tuition reimbursement, an annual service credit, supplemental life insurance and deferred compensation programs.

*Subject to change with collective bargaining agreement and/or administrative code changes


Contact Information:

April Ricciardo

HR Admin



Department Information: The general public has a higher level of expectation from persons who are employed as Police Officers than it has for persons who are employed in most other public or private sector occupations. For this reason, a Police Officer candidate must demonstrate a verifiable, higher standard in such areas as personal character, work ethics and ability than would be required for most other employment positions. The Police Officer appointment standards are generally established as qualifying/disqualifying criteria, and are applied to all Police Officer applicants in a fair and equitable manner.


Simply stated, successful candidates for the position of Police Officer must meet the standards set forth by the Civil Service Commission as well as the strict standards designated herein by the Whitehall Division of Police.



Most law enforcement agencies require candidates to pass a qualification exam.

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The City of Whitehall hires Police Officers through the Civil Service Commission. The commission requires all eligibility hires go through a competitive testing process before being selected. The eligibility list will remain in existence for two (2) years. If you pass this exam, you will be asked to provide an electronic copy of your high school diploma or GED, a valid US driver’s license and if applicable a DD214 from a honorable discharge to receive military veterans credit. A report is run through the NTN applications to indicate Veteran Status. If you mark NO to this question, and you are a military veteran that has been honorably discharged, you will not receive the additional credit. The deadline to submit your DD214 will be 2 weeks post-closing date.    


City Information: Whitehall, Ohio; a suburb or Columbus.


Population: 20,000



Job Requirements


Age: Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and not yet 35 years of age at the time of appointment

US Citizen: Yes

High School Grad/GED: Yes, or GED equivalent.

Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes


Vision: Candidates are specifically evaluated based upon the requisites of the Ohio Police and Fire Pension System and on the following, minimum, local standards.

1.            must not be missing either eye, any limb, or the regular use thereof;

2.            must be free of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary disease;

3.            must pass a vision exam based on visual acuity, depth perception and color perception;

4.            must have eyesight correctable to 20/20 in both eyes with eyeglasses or contact lenses;

5.            must have eyesight with a minimum, uncorrected vision of 20/40 in one eye and 20/100 in the other;

6.            must have eyesight that’s free of any visual color deficiencies or any disease.


College:  A college degree is preferred but not required. A college degree would be required for advancement beyond a first-line supervisor.

Academy Certification:  No.

Prior Experience:  No.


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