Police Officer-Lateral Hire

New Albany, OH
New Albany Police Department

Salary: $66,962.97 – $100,924.87 Annually.

Position Summary:

Police Officers take proper enforcement action as necessary to maintain the order, safety and general welfare of the city. Police Officers provide a highly visible, professional presence while conducting patrol activities, maintaining safety and assisting citizens in a wide range of emergency and non-emergency situations.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Patrols the jurisdiction (via vehicle, bicycle, and/or on foot) to observe and identify potential problem areas within the community.
  • Responds to a wide range of calls for service including calls of both an emergency and non-emergency nature.
  • Maintains radio contact with dispatch and officers/supervisors.
  • Provides backup to other law enforcement officers.
  • Issues traffic citations and warnings to traffic violators.
  • Initiates arrests of law violators.
  • Investigates traffic crashes, including taking measurements, photographs, and diagrams, as necessary.
  • Directs traffic.
  • Interviews witnesses.
  • Provides first aid, as necessary.
  • Assists fire department/emergency medical service personnel, as necessary.
  • Conducts checks of businesses and residences, including responding to alarms.
  • Operates specific equipment as required, including alcohol testing instruments, traffic radar, traffic laser, and other police equipment.
  • Conducts periodic checks of police vehicles and equipment, including routine inspections.
  • Conducts criminal investigations.
  • Conducts surveillance and stakeout activities.
  • Prepares reports and paperwork related to case investigations and prosecutions.
  • Prepares arrest warrants and search warrants.
  • Executes arrest warrants and search warrants.
  • Prepares records/reports documenting daily shift activities.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Provides training to other officers.
  • Receives periodic in-service and specialized training.
  • Cooperates with other city employees and departments.
  • Promotes and maintains responsive community relations.
  • Requires regular and predictable attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • This position has a high degree of accountability.
  • The incumbent must be eligible to work in the United States and be currently employed as a police officer (in any state*) with at least one (1) year of full-time employment as a police officer.
  • Time spent in a police academy or working in a correctional facility does not count toward the required one (1) year of employment.
  • The incumbent for this position shall be at least 21 years of age.
  • A bachelor’s degree and/or active duty military service with honorable discharge is preferred.
  • The incumbent must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license before the date of appointment and the ability to maintain insurability under the city’s vehicle insurance policy.
  • The incumbent must be able to successfully pass a background check according to the city’s established criteria and any restrictions put in place by state law.
  • Background investigation includes, but is not limited to: credit, criminal history, employment and personal reference checks; home interview.
  • After a conditional offer is extended, candidates will be subject to a lie detector examination, medical evaluation, drug screen, and psychological evaluation to determine fitness for duty.
  • Personality assessments may also be used in the selection process.