City of Cincinnati recruiting future police officers | Crime
CINCINNATI (FOX19) – If you are interested in becoming a Cincinnati Police officer in the near future, the time to work on that is between now and June. Here is the city announcement, which offers guidance to the fairly complicated procedure:
Police Recruit Exam
Police Recruit (12-045)
City of Cincinnati Job Opportunity
Open Competitive - Announcement #12-045
(Open to the Public and to City Employees)
Police Recruit Salary: $31,200 annually
Police Officer Salary: $52,790 - $63,140 annually
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 1, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE
The regular Open to the Public Application WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED for this position in the office or by mail.
AN E-MAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED TO APPLY. ***ALL INFORMATION AND CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL***
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Exam Time: 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
*Chose your exam time when you apply on-line*
Duke Energy Center
525 Elm Street
Exhibit Hall C
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Under direct supervision of a Police Sergeant or higher rank, this employee is assigned to the Police Academy for training to become a Police Officer. Upon successful completion of the Police Academy curriculum, Police Recruits will be classified as Police Officers and assigned to a patrol unit for the purpose of protecting life and property, crime prevention, community problem solving, enforcing laws and ordinances, arresting violators, making forcible arrests if necessary, investigating accidents and complaints, securing evidence and preserving the peace within an assigned beat (geographical unit). Performs related duties as required.
ONLINE SIGN-UP (ONLY)
An e-mail address is required to apply. All information and correspondence will be sent via e-mail.
Submit your application online at http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/noncms/hr/apps/standardSafety.cfm?id=2. The time that your online application is submitted will be used as your time stamp and serve to break any tied exam scores. The City’s regular Open to the Public Application, that can be downloaded and printed from our website, will not be accepted for this position in the office or by mail.
Applications must be filed no later than Friday, June 1, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. EDST. Applications are subject to approval of the Civil Service Commission.
POLICE RECRUIT PROCESS REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be 21 years of age by the date of appointment which is anticipated to be August 1, 2013. Therefore, applications will be accepted from individuals who have reached or will reach their 21st birthday by August 1, 2013.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: There is no residency requirement to apply for this exam. However, appointees to the Police Academy must be a resident of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton or Warren Counties in Ohio by the date of appointment and maintain residency in these counties for length of their employment.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED). NOTE: College coursework in psychology, education, sociology, communications, criminal justice, public administration, business administration, liberal arts, or any related field is preferred.
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT: All positions with the City of Cincinnati require that each applicant be a citizen of the United States or have a valid permanent resident card at the time of appointment.
DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Successful applicants must have possessed a valid driver’s license for at least one (1) year. Applicants will be required to show their valid driver’s license at all phases of the Police Recruit process (including Written Exam, Physical Ability testing, Polygraph testing and Behavioral Assessment testing). A valid Ohio driver’s license is required upon appointment.
OFFENSES PROHIBITING CAREER AS A CINCINNATI POLICE OFFICER A POLICE OFFICER:
I. According to Ohio Law (Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 2923.13), certain transgressions preclude a person from knowingly acquiring, having, carrying, or using any firearm or dangerous ordnance.
Therefore, you cannot be a police officer in the state of Ohio if you are:
(1) A fugitive from justice.
(2) Under indictment for or have been convicted of any felony offense of violence or have been adjudicated a delinquent child for the commission of an offense that, if committed by an adult, would have been a felony offense of violence.
(3) Under indictment for or have been convicted of any felony offense involving the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution, or trafficking in any drug of abuse or have been adjudicated a delinquent child for the commission of an offense that, if committed by an adult, would have been a felony offense involving the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution, or trafficking in any drug of abuse.
(4) Drug dependent, in danger of drug dependence, or a chronic alcoholic.
(5) Under adjudication of mental incompetence, have been adjudicated as a mental defective, have been committed to a mental institution, have been found by a court to be a mentally ill person subject to hospitalization by court order, or are an involuntary patient other than one who is a patient only for purposes of observation. As used in this division, “mentally ill person subject to hospitalization by court order” and “patient” have the same meanings as in section 5122.01 of the Revised Code.
II. According to Ohio Administrative Regulations (Chapter 4501:2-10), certain offenses preclude a person from being a Terminal Operator through the Regional Crime Information Center/Law enforcement Automated Data System.
Therefore, you cannot be a police officer for the City of Cincinnati if you have committed any offense:
(1) Classified by the Ohio Revised Code as a misdemeanor of the first degree;
(2) Which involves a crime against a person in which physical harm or the threat of physical harm occurred;
(3) Involving the use/misuse of a computer or computer system;
(4) Involving theft, identity theft, fraud, or other similar offense;
(5) Involving the impersonation of a law enforcement officer;
(6) Where the use of LEADS information was instrumental in the commission of the offense.
POLICE RECRUIT EXAM PROCESS INFORMATION
POLICE RECRUIT INFORMATION GUIDE: You are urged to thoroughly read the guide found at http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cityhr/downloads/cityhr_pdf35262.pdf. Please pay particular attention to the selection/disqualifying criteria (beginning on page 14 of the booklet). Certain actions/offenses will result in your removal from the Police Recruit process. You have the right to appeal such removal.
WRITTEN EXAM: The exam will consist of a written, multiple choice examination, The passing score will be determined after the examination by the Civil Service Examiner together with the Secretary. Determination of the passing score will be based on the job analysis, analysis of examination results, consultation with subject matter experts or other professional methods. Veteran credit will be added to passing scores at the conclusion of the process. Thereafter, the City will invite a select number of candidates to participate in the remaining portions of the exam process which will include:
(1) A Physical Ability Test*
(2) Extensive Background Investigation (including work, credit, criminal and drug usage history)*
(3) Intensive Polygraph Examination*
(4) A Behavior Assessment Evaluation
(5) A Complete Medical Examination including drug screen (if offered employment)*
* These portions of the exam process are PASS/FAIL.
After successfully completing all steps in the screening process, candidates will be placed on the Eligible List. Those candidates selected from the Eligible List will be made a conditional offer of employment pending successful completion of the pre-employment medical exam.
PUBLIC INFORMATION: The information gathered during this selection process is used to make employment decisions. All information gathered may be subject to public disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Act. This includes the polygraph and background investigation results.
POLICE RECRUIT TRAINING: Individual must successfully complete the Cincinnati Police Academy training program lasting twenty-six weeks. (NOTE: Upon appointment to the Police Academy, recruits are not permitted to engage in outside employment without the expressed approval of the Police Chief.) Individual must successfully pass state certification as a police officer. Must be willing to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: At the conclusion of the probationary period, individual must be able to perform the full range of duties on a patrol unit as a Police Officer. The probationary period for Police Officer is eighteen months (six months training as a Police Recruit and twelve months as a Police Officer).
CREDIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE: Per Ohio Civil Service law, Veteran’s credit is available only to residents of the state of Ohio who pass the written exam. To be eligible for the credit, you must have served on active duty AND (1) have received an honorable discharge, (2) OR have transferred to the reserve with satisfactory service (3) OR have been a Red Cross Nurse. Qualified non-disabled veterans may receive 5 additional points and qualified disabled veterans may receive 10 additional points. If a discharge is characterized as anything other than honorable, points will not be awarded. A long form copy of your DD-214 confirming an honorable discharge must be submitted to the Human Resources Department, no later than Friday, December 28, 2012, to receive the 5 additional points. A long copy of your DD-214 plus a letter from the Veterans Administration (dated within six months Friday, June 1, 2012) must be submitted to the Human Resources Department, no later than Friday, December 28, 2012, to receive the 10 additional points. Veteran credit will be added to passing scores at the conclusion of the process.
UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION: It is your responsibility to keep the Civil Service Commission, via the Human Resources Department, informed of any change in your contact information (current address, telephone number and/or e-mail address).
POLICE RECRUIT/POLICE OFFICER JOB INFORMATION
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the tasks listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which might be performed.)
- Enforces laws and ordinances and issues citations.
- Conducts preliminary investigations as the first responder on the scene including interviewing affected persons, crime scene preservation and requesting medical assistance.
- Makes decisions concerning appropriate use of force with regard to making arrests or defending oneself, uses firearm, baton, TASER, chemical irritant and/or other means of force.
- Serves warrants and makes arrests.
- Testifies in court.
- Maintains records of investigations, criminal activities, conditions that warrant treatment or attention, and makes reports.
- Creates a favorable public image of the Police Department through courteous treatment, and neat appearance in all public contacts.
- Attends community meetings; gives talks and demonstrations on police-related topics of community interest.
Actively engages members of the community in solving problems with issues related to quality of life, and nuisances.
- Refers persons to the proper government or social agencies.
- Controls traffic and spectators at the scene of an emergency or other event.
- Investigates public complaints.
- Maintains vehicle and other assigned equipment.
- Inspects buildings and commercial establishments with regard to security and crime prevention.
- Performs vehicle or foot patrol.
EXAMPLES OF REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the KSAs listed nor do the listed examples include all of the KSAs which must be possessed.)
TO QUALIFY AS A POLICE RECRUIT, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILL IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS IS NECESSARY:
- Human relations, reading comprehension, spelling, basic math, written and oral communication.
- Evaluate potentially volatile situations and deal effectively with people.
- Follow legal and ethical orders and directives.
- Deductive reasoning, observation and memory.
- Must be in excellent physical condition and successfully complete a physical ability test.
- Must satisfactorily complete a background investigation which includes a polygraph examination.
- Must satisfactorily complete a behavior assessment evaluation.
- Applicants must be free from alcohol and drug dependency and possess emotional stability due to the sensitive and stressful nature of this position.
- Must have a valid driver’s license for at least one year prior to the date of appointment.
- Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license on the date of appointment.
TO QUALIFY AS A POLICE OFFICER AN INDIVIDUAL MUST HAVE:
- Federal, state and municipal laws and ordinances.
- Police Department Procedures Manual, rules, regulations, orders, policies, and procedures.
- The proper care and use of police equipment.
- Geographic areas of the City.
- Reporting procedures for the Police Department.
- Interrogation and interview techniques.
- Procedures regarding the use of force, and ability to make a forcible arrest when necessary.
- Defensive driving techniques.
- Interact in a positive manner with a diverse community that includes various races, socio-economic groups, the physically and mentally challenged, etc.
ASSIGNED ANALYST: Darrell Wm. Ludlow, 513.352.6240
DATE RELEASED: April 9, 2012
City of Cincinnati, Human Resources Department
Two Centennial Plaza
805 Central Ave., Suite 200
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
“Applications for City positions are considered public records under Ohio’s Public Records Act. As a public record, applications maintained by the City shall be made available to any person requesting to view them.”
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Reasonable accommodation for qualified people with disabilities. To help us achieve the City’s goal to recruit qualified persons with disabilities, please self-identify at the time of application and at employment interviews. Help the City help you!
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