FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
6485 VONNIE VALE COURT
HAMILTON, OHIO 45011
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Updated: April 17, 2019
Job Classification: Police Officer
The Fairfield Township Police Department is currently building an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer.
Salary Information: $48,692.80 - $67,156.80 Annually
Benefit Information: Fairfield Township police officers are represented by the FOP Ohio Labor Council and are members of the PERS/LE retirement plan. As of July 1, 2017, the starting salary for police officer is $48,692.80, with an established wage scale that increases up to $67,516.80. The township offers an outstanding benefit package including paid vacation, paid holidays, personal days, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. The township provides all equipment and uniform upon employment, with an established uniform allowance each subsequent year.
Area Information: Butler County is a county in the U.S. State of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 368,130. Its county seat is Hamilton. It is named for General Richard Butler, who died in 1791 during St. Clair's Defeat.Area: 470 mi²Population: 376,353 (2015)County Seat: HamiltonUnemployment Rate: 3.7% (Apr 2017)Congressional District: 8th
Population: Township is approximately 22,000
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: 20/20 corrected
College: Preferred, not required
Prior Experience: Preferred
Necessary Cerifications: Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Certification
Police Officer Selection Process Summary: The following is an outline of the various phases in the police officer selection process:
The Fairfield Township Police Department offers full testing services for the position of police officer through National Testing Network, Inc. To schedule a test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Law Enforcement and sign up for the Fairfield Township Police Department.
Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the Fairfield Township Police Department. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the department’s eligibility list. The Fairfield Township Police Department will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.
The panel generally consists of representatives of the Fairfield Township Police Department. In addition to police department personnel, the panel may consist of other township administrative staff, local citizens, or school and community leaders.
A trained and certified polygraph examiner will administer a polygraph examination to those candidates advancing to this phase of the process. The results of the polygraph exam will not be a single determinate of employment status. However, any finding of deception to relevant questions during any part of the polygraph exam may eliminate the candidate from further consideration.
There will be a thorough background investigation on each candidate advancing to this phase of the process. The purpose of the background investigation and record check is to assist the township in reaching a determination regarding each candidate’s suitability for employment. Each candidate must sign a release authorizing investigators to obtain personal, legal, civil, work, credit history, or any other information deemed pertinent to the background investigation.
Each candidate will submit fingerprints for state and federal screening.
The background investigation consists of, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
Causes for Which a Candidate May Not Be Considered for the Position of Police Officer: