GAHANNA, CITY OF
460 ROCKY FORK BOULEVARD
GAHANNA, OHIO 43230
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Updated: June 21, 2019
Job Classification: Police Officer
************************PREAPPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY***********************************Testing for this position requires authorization from the City of Gahanna. Candidates who have filled out the City's application and meet minimum requirements will receive notification from the City of Gahanna to schedule testing. All testing must be completed by June 21th, 2019.Candidates without prior authorization will not be considered for this posting. To complete the City application, please visit https://www.gahanna.gov/join-our-team/
The City of Gahanna does not require a PAT (Physical Abilities Test) through NTN. PAT testing will be conducted by the City of Gahanna. Please review the Police Officer Applicant Packet and Hiring Standards information listed below before registering for the examination.
PATs are not administered at Columbus State Community College. If your application includes other NTN departments, you must test at a different NTN location to complete your PAT.************************PREAPPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY*********************************
Step 1 – $56,971.20
Step 2 – $62,478.30
Step 3 – $72,067.78
Step 4 – $90,344.21
Step 1 is the hiring rate for Police Officers except that the City may start a new hire at Step 2 if he/she is currently certified as having completed the Ohio Peace Officers Training Program and has proven law enforcement experience. The City may start a new hire at Step 3 if he/she is currently certified as having completed the Ohio Peace Officer Training Program and has at least three (3) years proven full time experience with municipal law enforcement.
Benefit Information: The City of Gahanna offers Police Officers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/prescription coverage, city-paid dental and vision insurance plan, wellness program, life insurance, and participation in Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund. The City of Gahanna also offers time off including vacation, sick, comp time, and holiday pay. Vacation time accrual may be increased with qualified previous law enforcement employment.
Department Overview: The Gahanna Division of Police is a community-oriented, leading-edge law enforcement agency comprised of an authorized staff of 55 sworn officers in addition to several support staff members and reserve police officers.
City Information: The City of Gahanna represents one of the most successful communities in Ohio. Only eight miles from downtown Columbus and minutes away from the Columbus International Airport, Gahanna is a choice location for business and leisure. With a strong emphasis on community, family and fun, Gahanna offers a wide variety of seasonal and special events. Recognized as one of the top 100 places to live in the nation and one of the top 20 places to retire in the United States, Gahanna holds all the amenities of a big-city atmosphere with a small-town feel. With 32 parks, holding over 675 acres of land, Gahanna holds a higher per capita park space then most of Central Ohio. Included within the parks space are 3 athletic complexes, 2 municipal swimming pools, and a USGA regulated 9-hole golf course. With an exceptionally low crime rate and a personable, friendly police force, it is easy to see why companies and families feel comfortable settling in here. This oasis in the midst of suburbanization is a city combining the “old town” feel with a restored presence, making any visitor feel welcome.
Applicant Contact:Human Resources Departmenthr@gahanna.gov
Gahanna Police Recruiting Officerpolice.firstname.lastname@example.org
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Both eyes must have corrected vision of 20/30
Academy Certification: No. Ohio Police Officer Training Academy certificate or the ability to attend and successfully complete a police academy as required for appointment.
Prior Experience: No
Hiring Standards/Applicant Packet: Please review the City of Gahanna Applicant Packet which includes details on the selection process and hiring standards for Police Officers. You are encouraged to review this information carefully. You will be contacted via email after applying at https://www.gahanna.gov/join-our-team/ inviting you to the NTN process.
You can access the Police Officer Applicant Packet which includes the Hiring Standards at the following link:
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