Police Officer

Reynoldsburg, OH
Reynoldsburg Police Department

Salary: $32.94 – $51.89 Hourly.

Closing Date: 5/28/2024.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer is the line officer within the Reynoldsburg Division of Police and is usually assigned to the Patrol Bureau or the Detective Bureau. At the Chief’s discretion, police officers may be assigned to work as a patrol officer, detective, narcotic/vice officer, officer in charge, K9 officer, School Resource Officer, or any other position as needed. The position is classified under Civil Service and reports directly to the assigned Sergeant.

Essential Functions:

  • Drives police vehicles, patrols designated areas.
  • Reports unsafe conditions such as street obstruction.
  • Issues citations for violations of traffic laws.
  • Makes arrests, sometimes requiring the use of physical effort.
  • Transports prisoners and provides escorts; directs traffic.
  • Conducts investigations of accidents and crimes.
  • Preserves crime scenes; gathers, prepares and preserves evidence; lifts latent fingerprints.
  • Checks doors and windows of homes and businesses for security.
  • Responds to radio calls.
  • Takes reports/statements from complainants’ places property in property room, completes proper paperwork.
  • Assists injured persons.
  • Answers inquiries.
  • Assists stranded motorists.
  • Looks for and investigates conditions or situations which may indicate a crime is about to be or has been committed.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports of incidents and activities; secures warrants.
  • Serves warrants and subpoenas.
  • Where juveniles are involved, interviews parents, teachers, and others.
  • Appears in courts, works with agencies and school officials.
  • Takes photographs of accident scenes, prisoners, crime scenes.
  • Assists court, reviews situations, testifies.
  • Watches for and locates missing persons, stole vehicles and goods; operates speed measuring equipment, breath testing equipment, window tint meters, video equipment.
  • Attends meetings, training sessions; gives talks and tours.
  • Performs other duties requiring similar skills.
  • Maintains required licenses and/or certificates.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Valid driver’s license accompanied by a good driving record.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have declared your intentions of becoming a citizen and possess a valid permanent resident card.
  • All candidates must also have an excellent background and pass a background check.