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POLICE OFFICER

** $15,000.00 PRE-EMPLOYMENT HIRING INCENTIVE **

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IT’S YOUR CITY – KEEP IT SAFE

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Click an option below to show the Civil Service Selection Process for each eligibility


APPLY

The process will begin once an application has been submitted. The City of Mansfield will notify all candidates once eligible.


O.P.O.T.A. QUALIFICATIONS

Individuals who meet the qualifications set forth may apply for placement in the Patrol Officer Lateral Transfer Pool. Prerequisites are required to apply and be placed in such pool.


PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST

14-week hands-on field training with a training officer. This will vary if you are a Lateral Transfer/OPOTA Certified.



APPLY

The process will begin once an application has been submitted. The City of Mansfield will notify all candidates once eligible.


O.P.O.T.A. QUALIFICATIONS

Individuals who meet the qualifications set forth may apply for placement in the Patrol Officer Lateral Transfer Pool. Prerequisites are required to apply and be placed in such pool.


PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST

14-week hands-on field training with a training officer. This will vary if you are a Lateral Transfer/OPOTA Certified.



APPLY

The process will begin once an application has been submitted. The City of Mansfield will notify all candidates once eligible. A non refundable application fee ($20.00 cash) is due on test day.


TEST

Applicants who pass the written test are placed on an eligible list, in rank order, based on their examination grade and any applicable extra credit. The physical agility test will follow.


PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) coupled with a 14-week hands-on field training with a training officer. This will vary if you are a Lateral Transfer/OPOTA Certified (See Above).



2024 Civil Service Selection Timeline


TasksDate/Deadline
1) Completed application along with required documentation submitted to the City’s Human Resources Department.Friday, April 19, 2024 – Friday, May 17, 2024
2) Civil Service Exam – located at FOP Lodge 32, 315 Concord Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44906May 23, 2024 at 6:00 pm
Registration at 5:30 pm
3) Applicants take the physical agility test – Must Pass Written Civil Service Exam
Location: Malabar Middle School Track – 205 W. Cook Road, Mansfield, OH
Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 9:00 am
Registration at 8:00 am
4) Applicants meeting all application criteria are placed on a civil service list of eligible candidates, in descending order of assessment score, inclusive of extra credit.Civil Service list is good for two (2) year from the date of certification
Questions? Please Call (419) 755-9695

For vacancies within the Police Division, the Safety-Services Director requests a list of ten (10) candidates then standing highest on the appropriate certified civil service list.

The Police Division performs a background check on each of the candidates from the certified eligibility list. The check involves:

  • Employment History
  • Education History
  • Financial History
  • Polygraph Exam/CVSA
  • PRADCO Assessment
  • Motor Vehicle & Traffic History
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Employment & Personal History
  • Reference Check

After the background check, eligible candidates are subject to a second interview by the City’s Oral Review Board.

All candidates are either rejected or recommended for further consideration to the appropriate Chief, who then recommends candidates for hire to the Safety-Service Director.

Approved candidates must pass medical, drug and psychological examinations before an offer of employment is made.

Length of process is dependent on vacancies approved to be filled not to exceed the two (2) year limit of the certified list.

A $20.00 CASH fee must be paid at the time the Civil Service exam is given

CIVIL SERVICE – EXTRA CREDIT

The Mansfield Civil Service Rules & Regulations allow for extra credit to be granted to candidates for applying for positions within the City’s Safety Forces. Those credits include veteran’s credit, educational credit and residency credit. The credit allowed by each of these is as follows:

  • Veteran – 20%
  • Educational (“Maximum educational credit is 10%)
    • Bachelor’s Degree – 10%
    • Associates Degree – 5%
    • Peace Officer Training Certification – 10%
  • Residency – 10%
    • Even if both reside in the City of Mansfield and graduated from a Richland County High School, maximum is 10%

Total credit allowed is no more than 20% (ex: A Veteran, with a Bachelor’s degree, would have a maximum credit of 20% as a Veteran, not 30% for both. If not a Veteran, but possess a Bachelor’s degree and was a graduate of a high school in Richland County, the credit would be 20% (10% + 10%).

Proof Required to Obtain Credit

THIS MUST BE ATTACHED TO APPLICATION WHEN SUBMITTED

Veteran – A certificate of satisfactory military service or honorable discharge [DD-214].

Educational – An official certified transcript or record.

Residency – An official certified transcript from the high school, located in Richland County, from which you graduated or certification of graduation. You may also submit a certified copy of a recorded deed for the property which you own and you reside or a notarized copy of a lease for the property at which you reside, which is in the City of Mansfield.

  • Even if both reside in the City of Mansfield and graduated from a Richland County High School, maximum extra credit is 10%.

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BENEFITS


Paid training, opportunities for specialization and advancement are just a few of the benefits which make the Mansfield Police Department a great choice for anyone seeking a career in law enforcement.

COMPENSATION RATES FOR 2023 ARE AS FOLLOWS

BaseProbationary OfficersCompletion of Year 1Completion of Year 2
Pay RateStart At: $54,098$56,836Top Pay: $72,391
* Based on contractual raises and step increases *

** $15,000.00 PRE-EMPLOYMENT HIRING INCENTIVE **

* To the first eleven (11) hired *

ALL SWORN MANSFIELD POLICE PERSONNEL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

Anthem Health Insurance:

  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available
  • Prescription coverage
  • VSP Vision and Delta Dental Insurance

Life Insurance:

  • Group life insurance in the amount of $25,000
  • Professional Liability Insurance

Working Hours:

  • Patrol Officers work 8-hour shifts
  • 96 hours of vacation time per year
  • 120 hours of sick time accrued per year
  • 24 hours of Personal Time per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year

Seniority/Longevity Incentives:

  • $100 Longevity pay per year of service
  • Additional vacation days:
    • Eight years but less than fifteen years: 144 Hours
    • Fifteen years but less than twenty years: 192 Hours
    • Twenty years or more: 240 Hours

Educational Incentive:

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to a Master’s Degree

Additional Compensation:

  • Overtime Opportunities
  • Compensatory Time Option
  • Paid Court Attendance
  • Call-In Pay Opportunities
  • Special Detail Opportunities
  • Afternoon & Night Shift Differential Pay ($1.00 per hr.)
  • $1,000 Annual Uniform Allowance

Equipment and Gear Provided:

  • One (1) Sig Sauer P320 Handgun
  • First three (3) summer uniforms and three (3) winter uniform shirts
  • Academy Uniforms (if applicable)
  • One (1) Ballistic Vest (replacement vest every 5 years)
  • Full duty belt and duty rig holders
  • One (1) Radio, one (1) Taser and one (1) OC

Ohio Police & Fire Pension Plan with D.R.O.P. Option

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