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CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

The City of Oberlin is, from time to time, looking for service oriented individuals interested in the rewarding field of law enforcement.  Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, Oberlin is a small city with a population of 8,200 which includes 2,900 Oberlin College students. The city is economically and racially diverse as 24% of the population is non-white.  Situated in Oberlin are the world class Allen Memorial Art Museum, Community Health Partners Allen Medical Center, FAA Air Traffic Control Center, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County, Metro Parks Aquatic Facility, the Oberlin Municipal Court, historic downtown and industrial park.

The Oberlin Police Department has 17 full-time and 2 part-time officers, 4 auxiliary officers, 10 civilian employees, and a youth Explorer Post.

Specialized units include investigations, juvenile, crime prevention, drug education, drug enforcement, school resource officer and bicycle patrol.  For a small agency, the Oberlin Police Department has excellent technical equipment, facilities, and training opportunities.  We have a modern station, our own firing range and a Safety Town for children.

Wages and benefits for Full-Time Patrol Officers:

  • Salary range:  $45,365 - $57,554
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Vacation Days and Personal Days
  • Holiday Pay
  • Accumulated Sick Time
  • Longevity and Officer-In-Charge bonuses
  • Health and Accident Insurance
  • In-service and off-site training
  • Tuition reimbursement for approved college courses
  • Uniform allowance

Eligibility:

  • 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license

Application and Testing Procedure:

  • Applications may be obtained at the Oberlin City Hall
  • Applicants must pass a written Civil Service Examination and an agility test
  • A background investigation will be conducted
  • Candidates will participate in an oral interview
  • A Psychological test and Polygraph or Voice Stress Test will also be given
  • Candidates will be subject to a Drug screen test

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  Oberlin is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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For more information please contact:

Lt. Michael McCloskey or
Patrol Officer Gary Glover
Tel:  440.774.1061
FAX: 440.774.1150
E-mail: police@oberlinpd.com

Contact Information

Telephone: 440.774.1061

Fax: 440.774.1150

Address: 85 South Main Street

                 Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Email: police@oberlinpd.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oberlin City Hall - 85 South Main Street - Oberlin, Ohio 44074 Ph. (440) 775-1531 Fax (440) 775-7208 Copyright © 2014, City of Oberlin. All rights reserved.