Patrol Officer

Springdale, OH
Springdale Police Department

Salary: $28.58 – $43.42 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under the immediate direction of a Patrol Sergeant and/or Corporal, the Patrol Officer is responsible for maintaining law and order, investigating crimes and non-criminal regulatory violations, protecting life and property, and protecting guarantees established by the Constitution of the United States of America, the Constitution of the State of Ohio, and the Charter of the City of Springdale.

Essential Functions:

  • Circulates throughout assigned patrol area to maintain law and order.
  • Responds promptly to reports of crimes and citizen complaints.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects of crimes, accidents, and disturbances.
  • Apprehends persons violating the statutes of the State of Ohio and the ordinances of the City of Springdale.
  • Appears in both civil and criminal court as required.
  • Investigates suspicious persons and activity.
  • Questions individuals to determine facts and to draw reasonable and logical conclusions.
  • Enforces the traffic code and directs/controls traffic.
  • Controls crowds at public events, demonstrations, and gatherings.
  • Follows up and records data on all previously reported crimes and accidents.
  • Serves and follows up on all lawfully executed warrants and processes, including subpoenas.
  • Cares for the welfare of prisoners.
  • Searches individuals in custody.
  • Follows all Department directives, regulations, procedures, and administrative memoranda.
  • May use physical force, less than lethal force, or lethal force to protect oneself or others, to maintain order, or to make an arrest.
  • Maintains proficiency with assigned equipment, including firearms.
  • Maintains positive public relations, including but not limited to discussing appropriate topics of interest with civic groups, students, and others.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must meet the training standards for certification as a police officer as required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council.
  • Knowledge of police procedures and techniques and of the rules and regulations of the Police Department.
  • Maintain ability to use firearms and other police weapons to the Police Department’s standards.
  • Ability to periodically engage in strenuous physical activity to make an arrest or to defend oneself or others.
  • Knowledge of criminal law, criminal investigation, and crime prevention methods.
  • Knowledge of traffic law, traffic investigation, and traffic enforcement/regulation methods.
  • Knowledge of rules of evidence and of laws governing search and seizure.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, City officials, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of constitutional and civil rights law.
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to read, hear, comprehend, and react to oral instructions.
  • Ability to drive an automobile and to maintain a valid driver’s license at all times.
  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure with little supervision.
  • Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule, including overtime as needed.
  • Ability to swiftly and accurately deal with adverse situations in a legal and tactful manner.