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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION POLICE OFFICER   An open competitive examination for Police Officer for the City of Findlay is announced by the Civil...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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An open competitive examination for Police Officer for the City of Findlay is announced by the Civil Service Commission to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021, in the cafeteria of Findlay High School located at 1200 Broad Avenue, Findlay, Ohio.   This exam will start on time and no one will be permitted to participate once the exam has begun unless for good cause shown.  Only those applicants who have returned their Civil Service Application to the Civil Service Commission before the deadline date will be permitted in the room to take the exam.  Applicants must present proof of identification when signing in for the test.  Wearing of a mask will be required and social distancing will be observed.    



Civil Service Applications may be obtained from the Civil Service Commission–Room 303, Mayor’s Office–Room 310, or Police Department Administration–Room 116,located in the City of Findlay Municipal Building, 318 Dorney Plaza, Findlay, Ohio, during regular business hours or by accessing the Civil Service testing page on the City of Findlay website at:


A completed Civil Service Application and extra percentage credit forms must be received or postmarked no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 3, 2021.  Applications may be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office or Mayor’s Office, mailed to the Civil Service Commission – 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 303, Findlay, Ohio 45840,or submitted electronically to: [email protected]


Findlay Police Officers are covered by a labor agreement between the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the City of Findlay, Ohio.  Beginning wage is approximately $21.32 per hour.  Police Officers work four 10-hour shifts per week.


The City of Findlay is an Equal Opportunity employer.  The City of Findlay’s EEOP Short Form is available on request or for viewing on the City website.



Thomas P. Kemp, Chairman

Jeffrey E. Fort

Charles D. Clapper   

Deidre Ramthun, Clerk    


Publish:  April 12, 2021

Job Requirements



1.     Must be a U.S. Citizen.

2.     Must be 21 years of age at the time of examination and not have reached your 35th birthday before date of hire.

3.     Deadline date for filing a Civil Service Application with the Civil Service Commission is 4:00 p.m. on

May 3, 2021.

4.     Any person who has completed service in the uniformed services, who has been honorably discharged from the uniformed services or transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service, and who is a resident of this state and any member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard, who has completed more than one hundred eighty days of active duty service may file a certificate of service or honorable discharge, a certified copy of the applicant’s DD-214 discharge form, and upon this filing, the person shall receive additional credit of 20% of the person’s total grade given in the examination in which the person receives a passing grade.  A member in good standing of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio National Guard, who successfully completes the member’s initial entry-level training shall receive a credit of 15% of the person’s total grade given in the examination in which the person receives a passing grade.  If DD-214 discharge form or equivalent evidence is not attached, applicant will not be contacted to ascertain its whereabouts and additional test score credit will not be given.    If claiming credit for a4-year (15%) or 2-year (10%) degree in criminal justice or law enforcement related field, or current certification as a police officer (15%), a certified transcript or copy of certificate must accompany the application.  ONLY ONE CREDIT FROM THE ABOVE WILL BE PERMITTED.

5.     Applicants passing the written test must pass a physical agility exam given at a later date.  A minimum score of 70% is required on the written examination.  The physical agility test is pass/fail.

6.     Those persons who pass the written and physical agility tests shall take rank upon the eligible list as candidates in the order of their relative excellence as determined by the examination without reference to priority of the time of examination.  If two or more applicants receive the same mark in an open competitive   examination, priority in the time of filing the application with the director or director’s designee shall   determine the order in which their names shall be placed on the eligible list, except that applicants eligible for the veteran’s or the reserve component member’s preference under section 124.23 of the Revised Code  shall receive priority in rank on the eligible list over nonveterans and nonmembers of the reserve component on the list with a rating equal to that of the veteran or reserve component member.  Ties among veterans or among reserve component members shall be decided by priority of filing the application.  A tie between a veteran and a reserve component member shall be decided in favor of the veteran.

7.     Job description is included in the application packet. 



1.   Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license.

2.   Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.

3.   Must have no criminal record other than minor traffic violations (no more than 4 points in the last 3 years).

4.   Must be fingerprinted and pass an extensive background investigation.

5.   Must pass a medical exam given by a designated physician and a psychological exam given by a designated psychologist certifying that the applicant meets the physical and psychological requirements necessary to perform the duties of a police officer.  Must pass a drug screen test.

6.   Must pass driving tests and firearm tests within six months of appointment.

7.   Must be or become a resident of Hancock County or its immediate adjoining counties within six (6) months of hire date.

8. Must follow all policies and procedures of the Findlay Police Department (available upon request).


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