Police Officer

Deleware, OH
The City of Delaware Police Department

Salary: $63,377.60 – $88,296.00 Annually
Closing: 2/12/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Description

Salary: $63,377.60 – $88,296.00 Annually
Closing: 2/12/2023 11:59 PM Eastern


Position is responsible for the enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances, for responding to calls for protection of life and property, for conducting criminal and non-criminal investigations, apprehension of criminals and to perform other assigned law enforcement and public safety duties. Duties normally consist of patrol and enforcement activities in the city on an assigned shift. Work may involve elements of danger and involves many emergencies which demand that an officer must be able to exercise sound judgment and act without direct supervision. Officers may be delegated to assignments in specialized areas. Position is under the direct supervision of the Patrol Sergeant or other officer-in-charge (OIC).

  1. Performs preventative and self-initiated patrol tasks in an assigned area, on foot, in assigned vehicle or on bike.
  2. Enforces state and local laws and City ordinances.
  3. Maintains community presence and responds to calls for service and takes appropriate action.
  4. Investigates complaints; interviews suspects and witnesses.
  5. Responds to calls related to the protection of life and property, traffic incidents and other public safety emergencies.
  6. Determines existence of probable cause and identifies and takes suspects and offenders into physical custody or refers charges for review and prosecution.
  7. Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations.
  8. Performs traffic enforcement duties.
  9. Performs routine security inspections.
  10. Conducts searches and seizures.

Training, Experience, and Qualifications

  1. Any combination of training and experience which would indicate possession of the skills, knowledge and abilities listed above.
  2. Possession of a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  3. Possession of a valid State of Ohio Driver’s license at time of application and throughout duration of employment, free of excessive violations.
  4. Must have successfully passed all components of the examination process.
  5. Ability to attend a police academy away from home for an extended period of time,at the City’s expense, if not commissioned at the time of hire.
  6. Must maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy.
  7. Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background investigation, psychological examination and polygraph.
  8. Must be a U.S. Citizen or possess a permanent resident card.
  9. Minimum age at time of appointment is 21.
  10. Maximum age at time of appointment is 40.
  11. Hearing level of 25 db or better.
  12. Vision must be correctable to 20/20 with no color blindness.
  13. Excellent physical condition as defined by OSP physical fitness standards.
  14. Knowledge of first aid and CPR.
  15. Demonstrated proficiency in the use and care of firearms.
  16. Ability to work a varied schedule on a variety of shifts.