POWELL, CITY OF
47 HALL STREET
POWELL, OHIO 43065
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Updated: April 26, 2019
Classification: Police Officer
Although we are not currently hiring, the Powell Police Department maintains an active eligibility list for the next available vacancy and encourages interested candidates to apply.
Salary Information: $61,760.12 - $91,963.53 annually
Benefit Information: Excellent benefits provided
Contact Information: For questions or inquires, please email the recruitment email@example.com
Karen MitchellCity Clerk614-885-5380 ext firstname.lastname@example.org
Patti MillsPolice Clerk614-885-5005 ext email@example.com
Department Information: The Powell Police Department is comprised of a Chief and Deputy Chief of Police, twenty full-time sworn officers and two civilian clerks. The police department is committed to a community policing philosophy and providing its officers with abundant training opportunities. The agency also is constantly upgrading its technology both in the marked police vehicles and at headquarters in order to provide the officers with the best available equipment.
City Information: WalletHub ranked Powell as one of the best places to live for Ohio families; Movoto Real Estate ranked Powell as the third best suburb in Columbus for families and Powell was named one of the safest communities in Ohio. We also were named the Best Hometown by Ohio Magazine and 95% of our residents rated Powell as an exceptional or better than average place to live in the 2016 Community Attitude Survey.
Population: 12,500 (2010 census)
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: The Core Values of the Powell Police Department are honesty, integrity, dependability, service to others before self and a genuine pursuit of what is right and good. It is the mission of the Powell Police Department to safeguard persons and property through preparedness and vigilance. The department holds true to a community policing philosophy. Its members shall continually strive for excellence in service, training, and professional development.
College: Applicant with associate’s degree or equivalent credits from an accredited college or university is preferred.
Academy Certification: Successful completion of a State Certified Peace Officer basic training program (Not required prior to appointment but must be able to attend and successfully complete a State Certified Peace Officer basic training program at the time of appointment).
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Felony conviction
Driving Disqualifiers: Poor driving record
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Illegal use of controlled substances and/or conviction for controlled substance violation, intemperate use of alcoholic beverages
Employment Disqualifiers: Poor work history
Additional Disqualifiers: Other qualities, traits, or attributes undesirable for the power and responsibility of a law enforcement employee
Community Policing Efforts: Powell's community policing efforts fall into both traditional and contemporary categories,
including bicycle and foot patrols; selective traffic problem area enforcement and use of speed trailers throughout the City.
Officers patrol on bicycle, weather permitting, reaching out to citizens and improving our overall crime detection efforts.
Utilized in neighborhoods and business areas, foot patrol officers enforce parking regulations, look for signs of criminal activity and advise of security concerns.
Preventative Patrol Program:
Upon police officer observation of a possible threat to community member or visitor's property, contact is made by phone or in person to advise of the findings. The area in question can be secured to limit access to potential criminals. A notice will be completed and a copy will be left to serve as a future reminder to secure property. Upon receipt of four notices, a form letter will be sent to the community member/visitor advising them of our findings.
When the department receives a traffic complaint from citizens, officers are assigned to monitor the identified area to ensure traffic laws are being followed. The department strives to obtain voluntary compliance with all laws.
Police Officer Position: Duties and work requirements consist of preventative patrol, preliminary investigations, and traffic control in designated areas. It also includes a variety of staff assignments. Duties may involve an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without immediate and direct supervision, and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies. The nature of the work requires irregular schedules, covering all hours of the day, 365 days a year. Applicants should be of exemplary character and be able to demonstrate traits that are consistent with the mission and values of the Powell Police Department.
Lateral Hires: Applicants who are currently certified Peace Officers and have prior full-time law enforcement experience are eligible to start at a higher wage step at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
Police Officer Selection Process: