Patrol Officer Examination

  • Application Period Closed Full Time Police
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  • Posted 1 month ago

The City of Kettering is offering an opportunity to participate in a Patrol Officer Examination. The examination will be held virtually. Candidates are required to submit application materials by 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2021. All candidates who meet minimum qualifications will receive an email with further instructions regarding the virtual examination such as how to log on to schedule their date and time as well as minimum technology requirements. For those candidates who do not have the required technology, other arrangements will be made. It is anticipated that all examinations will be completed by June 2, 2021.

At the time of appointment, candidates must have obtained credit hours equivalent to an Associate’s Degree (60 semester hours / 90 quarter hours) from an accredited college or university; or must possess a current Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (O.P.O.T.C.) peace officer certificate or equivalent peace officer certification in candidate’s current state of residency; or must have two years of active military service or equivalent years of service in the Reserves or National Guard (active duty or reserves) with a satisfactory service record or honorable discharge; and must be physically capable of performing essential police duties and pass a thorough medical examination, which may include meeting Academy physical fitness entrance standards as required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (O.P.O.T.C.); and pass a drug/alcohol screen. Additionally, candidates must possess or obtain a valid State of Ohio Operator’s License; be 21 years of age; and must be eligible to work in the United States. Lateral entry candidates who meet the requirements listed above are encouraged to apply and those candidates who possess an O.P.O.T.C. certificate or equivalent peace officer certificate in another state, and have been employed as a full-time peace officer within the last calendar year from due date of application, may be hired in at a higher pay step. Lateral Entry candidates must also meet the requirements listed above. All candidates, regardless of experience, are ranked on the eligibility list by order of their test score on the virtual written exam.

The application packet for the position of Patrol Officer is attached. To participate in this virtual written Civil Service examination, you must complete and submit the following documents no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2021.

  1. City of Kettering Application for Employment (Including Background Release Form)
  2. EEO Statistical Supplement (optional)

Submit completed forms to:

Human Resource Department

Kettering Government Center-North Building

3600 Shroyer Road

Kettering, Ohio 45429

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

Via email:

Via facsimile: 937-296-3371

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jenny Smith at 937-296-2446 or by e-mail at

2021 Patrol Officer Application Packet

Patrol Officer Job Description



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