Police Officer

Youngstown, OH
Youngstown Police Department

Work involves responsibility for the protection of life and property; for the prevention, detection and investigation of crimes; and for maintaining law and order. Work involves an element of personal danger and generally is performed in uniform. Specific assignments are received from superior officers and are carried out in accordance and established rules, polices and procedures; however, employees must be able to act without direct supervision in meeting emergencies. Work is reviewed through reports, inspections and observation of results obtained.



$34,305.63 – $58,302.40 Annually


10/22/2021 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Patrols a designed area in the city on foot, by motorcycle, or in a patrol cars, to prevent and discover the commission of crime and to enforce traffic regulations; answers calls and complaints; administer first aid; operates radar/laser equipment on speed checks; serves warrant.

Conducts preliminary investigations at the scene of crime and serious accidents, conducts searches of persons, crime scenes in order to gather evidence, locates and interviews witnesses; makes arrest and interrogates prisoners.

Directs traffic at interactions and at accidents.

Processes the scene of crime or accident (takes photographs, performs gunshot residue test) makes criminals record checks and writes detailed reports on computer and paper.

Makes investigations of complaints and crimes involving juveniles; makes referrals to court or social agencies, interviews and counsels juveniles, parents and other interested parties; checks areas or establishments frequented by juveniles for harmful conditions or influences.

Transports prisoners, mental patients and juveniles; takes custody of prisoners, maintains order, provides for their needs and supervises their activity; appears in court to present evidence and testify against persons accused or crimes.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from high school or GED certificate; experience and/or training in dealing with public. Must be a least (21) years of age in good physical condition at the time of appointment. Must hold a valid Ohio driver's license. Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). Must have good moral character; agility, alertness, tact, firmness and exercise good judgement. must have the ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, and tactfully , and with respect for the rights of others.