Police Officer

Westerville, OH
Westerville Police Department

If you are excited to make a difference in your community and join a team that maintains the highest standards of service apply to be a Police Officer with the Westerville Police Department today!

Under the direction of a sergeant, or lieutenant, has responsibility to enforce all local, state and federal laws within the City of Westerville. Performs other duties as assigned.

Salary
$61,838.40 – $97,136.00 Annually

Closing
6/11/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to operate Division vehicles and equipment.
  • Patrols the community on foot, or in police cars protecting persons and property.
  • Enforces all state laws and city ordinances.
  • Investigates complaints; interviews suspects and witnesses.
  • Responds to emergency calls for assistance.
  • Performs criminal and vehicle crash investigations.
  • Performs traffic enforcement duties.
  • Performs routine security inspections
  • Conducts searches and seizures.
  • Completes detailed written reports.
  • Makes arrests when necessary.
  • Uses firearms as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire.
  • Both eyes must be correctable to 20/20 vision and no color blindness.
  • Must possess a valid State of Ohio Motor Vehicle Operator's License free from excessive violations.
  • Must have successfully passed all qualifying examinations and completed the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.
  • Knowledge of first aid and CPR.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in the English language.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to communicate and manage the public under a variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule on a variety of shifts.
  • Candidates do not have to be OPOTA certified in order to apply.