Position/Classification Title: Police Officer – Full-Time
Immediate Supervisor: Sergeant
Pay Range: $72,010 – $87,360 annually
Benefits: 12-hour shifts, medical insurance, dental insurance, 2-5 weeks paid vacation, 10 holidays, 2 personal days, uniform allowance
Deadline for Application: Friday July 8, 2022
Experienced Officer Considerations
Officers who possess three consecutive years of full-time employment with another police agency, and who otherwise meet the minimum standards set forth above, will also be eligible for the following consideration:
- Sick time transfer of up to 120 Days (assuming no buy-out)
- Years of service credit towards vacation calculation (based on Village Employee manual) – Effective January 1st of the next calendar year
- Starting salary “step” consideration within the established classification scale.
General Consideration and Guidelines
The Patrol Officer performs general duty police work which includes patrolling designated areas of the Village for the purpose of maintaining order, enforcing laws and ordinances, protecting the life and property of citizens, and promoting good public relations. A Patrol Officer’s duties range from periods of physical inactivity to situations requiring extreme physical exertion, and which may involve an element of danger. Patrol officers must be able to act without immediate supervision and exercise independent judgement in meeting emergencies. The Patrol Officer must be self-disciplined in both his professional and private life, and conduct himself in a manner that fosters confidence and respect from the community and her fellow officers.
1. Must be willing to:
- Work irregular hours and days
- Enforce laws regardless of personal ethics or feelings
- Wear the uniform furnished by the department and comply with the department grooming standards
- Carry a firearm
- Work under adverse or potentially hazardous conditions
2. Must be:
- Of good moral character
- Physically fit as set forth by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Must have a Standardized Police Agility Test Certificate, dated within the last 12 months, or must be able to successfully complete an agility test administered by the Chagrin Falls Police Department.
- Mentally aware that the possibility exists that you may have to take the life of another if justified in terms of existing laws, policies and procedures
- Minimum 21 years of age at time of original appointment
- For full-time original appointment the maximum age is 35 years. Applicants who have service credit in one of the three qualified Ohio law enforcement pension systems (Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System) are granted up to a five-year extension to the maximum age of original appointment. For such Applicants, the Village hereby establishes 40 years of age as the maximum age for original appointment.
- A citizen of the United States of America
- High School Graduate or General Equivalence Diploma
- Upon appointment, must be a graduate of a Basic Police Academy authorized and supervised by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and hold State of Ohio Peace Officer Certification.
3. Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license or be qualified to obtain one upon appointment. Good driving record is required.
4. Must have skills to read and interpret complex technical documents written in English, such as: laws, ordinances, court decisions, and training bulletins.
Chagrin Falls Police Department
21 West Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022