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Police Department Hiring Police Officer / Lateral Entry

November 8, 2018

The Police Department currently has an open full-time police officer / lateral entry position available. Employees in this class are responsible for protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and general enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work is performed in accordance with Department rules and regulation, and normally consists of duties and routine patrol and both initial and follow-up investigations. Work involves an element of personal danger. Employees must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent discetion in meeting emergencies; however, advice and consulation from a superior officer is usually available. Salary Range $27.57 – $32.24 per hour

The minimum qualifications for the position are:

  • Current Police Officer Certification by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission
  • At least 1 year of Full Time Service as a Police Officer or
  • At least 2 years Part-Time Service as a Police Officer or
  • At least 3 years Auxiliary or Reserve Service as a Police Officer
  • US Citizen & at least 21 years old
  • HS Graduate or GED
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License; good driving record
  • Eye sight correctable to 20/30
  • Possess the physical ability to perform the tasks associated with the position
  • No previous felony convictions

The application process begins with submission of a current resume along with completion of anĀ Employment Application . Application packets may be picked up at the Butler Township Offices located at 3510 Sudachi Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45414 or obtained online. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be emailed a Background Investigation Questionnaire. Questions or inquires may be addressed to

Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2018.

Butler Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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