Website Dayton Police Department
Nature Of Work
Candidates are assigned to the Dayton Police Academy to complete a classroom curriculum and physical skills development in firearms proficiency, defensive tactics, physical fitness, driving, and other related skills required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, in preparation for appointment as a Police Officer.
Must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D.
Must meet all of the following age requirements:
Must be 20 years old in order to take the examination.
Must be at least 21 years old on or before the day of completion of the Dayton Police Academy.
Applicants who are, or will be age 35 or older, will be asked to submit a copy of their OPOTC certification and proof of current or previous appointment as a sworn Police Officer for a jurisdiction within the State of Ohio. Must not have reached your 35th birthday by the date of original appointment to the position of Dayton Police Officer.
Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.
Must be eligible to be employed in the United States.
Must be of good moral character and be able to pass an extensive background investigation including a polygraph examination. Persons convicted of a felony are not eligible for positions in the sworn forces of the Police Department (even if such conviction has been sealed or expunged).
Must not have any misdemeanor convictions for Domestic Violence unless the conviction has been expunged or set aside, with the exception of those who have as a condition of pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights, been expressly barred from possessing or receiving firearms.
Any Police Recruit applicant who, 3 years or less prior to the date of the written examination, has ever illegally possessed, knowingly used, sold, or distributed any “controlled substance” or abused, sold, or distributed a “dangerous drug” as defined by State of Ohio law may be disqualified; OR any Police Recruit applicant who has personally used marijuana 1 year or less prior to the date of the written examination will be disqualified.
Must be able to meet any and all Ohio Administrative Code or Ohio Revised Code provisions that govern the ability to attend Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy courses and the ability to possess or receive firearms.
Tattoos: Any visible tattoo that is deemed offensive, profane, or objectionable shall be covered while performing any police related duty or function. Facial, head, and/or neck tattoos are prohibited on all sworn officers.
Body piercing: No body piercing can be worn where they will be visible to the public. No gauged earrings are permitted.
Must be a current full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grades: 124 (Wage) or below, 29 (Clerical) or below, P16 (Professional Technical) or below, S11 (Supervisor) or below, 317 (EMT), 302 and 302A (Paramedic), and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.
A promotional candidate who achieves a passing score on the Police Recruit Entry Level Assessment is entitled to a maximum of 5 preference points as set forth below:
The candidate, prior to the date of Entry Level Assessment, has been honorably discharged from service with any branch of the United States military. To obtain credit, a non-returnable copy of the DD214 or certificate of service (indicating honorable discharge) MUST be submitted on or before the date of the Entry Level Assessment.
Open Competitive Applicants
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.
An open competitive candidate who achieves a passing score on the Police Recruit Entry Level Assessment is entitled to a maximum of 5 preference points as set forth below:
The candidate, prior to the date of written examination, has been honorably discharged from service with any branch of the United States military. To obtain credit, a non-returnable copy of the DD214 or certificate of service (indicating honorable discharge) MUST be submitted on or before the date of the Entry Level Assessment; OR
The candidate is employed by the City of Dayton but does not meet the qualification outlined in the promotional requirements section. Must have satisfactorily completed 6 months of full time employment as documented by City performance evaluations.
Applicants MUST bring a pictured ID to both the Entry Level Assessment and Physical Fitness Assessment for identification purposes. Failure to present a pictured ID will result in the applicant NOT being admitted into the exams.
Examination dates and times are subject to change. Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list will be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list.
In accordance with Civil Service Rule 6, Section 6.7 A. (4), examinees will not be permitted to review examination questions.
In accordance with Civil Service Rule 8, Section 7B, this consecutive eligible list will become effective after the current eligible list effective February 25, 2020, is exhausted of names or expires.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.daytonohio.gov.