Test for Police Officer has been posted by Civil Service

The City of Chillicothe, Civil Service Commission, has posted the examination date for position of Police Officer.  The application period is July 31st through August the 18, 2017.     The exam is on  August 31st, 2017 at 5PM

Completed applications will ONLY be accepted via MAIL. Your submission must include a $25 non-refundable application fee.  The application fee can be waived upon submission of Affidavit of Indigence. 

   *Applications must be mailed along with check or money order made payable to the City of Chillicothe.  Mail check to:  Human Resources Dept, 35 South Paint Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. They MUST be postmarked by 8-18-17.  

Questions about the exam in general or duties of Police Officer?  Certifications required or extra credit given?  Download the Police Officer Posting July 2017- 3 (003)

Download: Employment Application – Police Officer2017
Waiver of Indigence   Must be submitted with application

The City of Chillicothe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nature of patrol work:

Investigate complaints, crimes and traffic crashes, appropriate use of division facilities and equipment, enforce City Ordinances, state and federal laws and other regulations, write reports for input to division records system, perform public relations activities, maintain relationships with external agencies, maintain personal and professional competence and awareness.

The Chillicothe Police Department offers competitive pay ($46,000 annual starting pay for non-probationary Ofcs. , with step increases)  and benefits.

Opportunity for advancement

The Chillicothe Police Department offers many opportunities for advancement. After four years, patrol Officers are eligible to take the Sergeants promotional exam. Sgts. would then be able to take a Captains exam after 1 year and then ultimately the Chief’s exam. All other job classifications are based on experience and seniority.

Other job classifications within the department

o DARE/School Resource Officer
o Special Response Team(SRT)
o Hostage/Crisis Negotiations
o K-9
o Bike Patrol
o Detective Bureau (Homicide, Murder, Sex Crimes, Theft, Narcotic, Cyber Crimes)
o Media/Public Liaison

The department offers opportunities for career development and training:

• Taser certifications/instructor
• Driver’s training/Instructor
• Unarmed Self Defense/Instructor
• Shotgun, service pistol and Rifle qualifications/instructor
• Crisis Intervention Training
• Traffic Crash Reconstruction
• RADAR/LIDAR certification/Instructor
• Crime Scene Processing




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Attempt to locate runaway juvenile

Attempt to locate runaway juvenile Jasmine Hamilton, w/f 5’6″ tall and 138 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing green sweat pants on E. Water St.  

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Ms. Hamilton, please call the Chillicothe Police Dept. at 740-773-1191 or local Law Enforcement agency.  She has been entered into the LEADS/NCIC system.  

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UPDATE: Madison has been located

UPDATE:   Madison has been located.

The Chillicothe Police Department is attempting to locate 14 year old Madison “Maggie” George, a runaway juvenile.  She was last seen on 6-17-17 wearing tan jogging pants and black shirt.  Madison is described as 5’9″, 230 lbs with blonde hair.  

If you know her whereabouts, please contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 740-773-1191 or local Law Enforcement agency.  She has been entered into the LEADS/NCIC system as a runaway juvenile.  

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911 Maintenance

 06/21/2017 at 5:00 a.m. the 911 system for all of Ross County will be shut down for necessary maintenance. This includes the city of Chillicothe. This is currently planned to last 30 minutes, however it could take longer.
During this time all emergency phone calls to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Chillicothe Police, Fire, and E.M.S. should be made to 740-773-1185, not 911!
Horizon landline customer’s phones that dial 911 will be rerouted to the 740-773-1185 number during this time. Time Warner (Spectrum), cellular and Voice Over Internet Protocol 911 calls will not go through.  CALL 740-773-1185


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Runaway/Missing Juvenile LOCATED

Detective with the Chillicothe Police Department have safely located runaway/missing Juvenile Stacia Lanman.  


The Chillicothe Police Department is requesting assistance in finding a runaway/missing juvenile, 12 year old Stacia Lanman (entered into LEADS/NCIC),  Stacia is described as a 12 year old w/f, 5’3″ tall, 100 lbs, with brown hair and eyes.  She was last seen wearing light colored pants and dark t-shirt or hoodie, and may have gotten into a smaller, dark colored SUV.  


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** Old post from last year**Urgent Heroin notice

THIS IS AN OLD POST FROM LAST YEAR. However, the message still reads the same
(Chillicothe, OH) Today there were 2 suspected drug overdoses from heroin or heroin laced with fentanyl. We are issuing an urgent warning to residents of the county that  

fentanyl laced heroin is in our community. If a user injects their usual dose of heroin, and it’s laced with fentanyl, this mix is deadly.

 Data from the Ross County Coroner’s Office shows 7 drug overdoses proven by toxicology but several pending cases that are likely opiate overdoses, including fentanyl.

 If you are an opiate user, your life is in danger. If you know an opiate user, make them aware of this life-threatening combination.

 We are also issuing a warning to parents to have the crucial talk about drug use with their school age children. Prevention is the most powerful tool that we have. There is an online resource, “Start Talking,” that is helpful in guiding this conversation. The web address is www.starttalking.ohio.gov

 The Heroin Partnership Project is actively addressing these critical issues. Additional resources are available at www.heroinpartnershipproject.com

 Narcan (naloxone) is an opiate reversal medicine that is available through the Health District at 150 E. Second St. or at Henderson’s Pharmacy, 


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Grand theft from Sears

Chillicothe Police are trying to identify the person in these photos. On 2-23-16, this person was able to steal five necklaces valued over $7,000 from Sears. Although of not the best quality of video, someone may know this guy, or you may know someone that has recently received a bright shiny necklace as a gift.

Anonymous tips can be made through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740)773-TIPS or (800)222-TIPS, by texting keyword LOWDOWN to CRIMES (274637) or on their website at www.southernohiocrimestoppers.org . Tips leading to arrest could be eligible for a reward!  Please refer to report 16-3501

sears theft 2


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New Officers sworn in

We would like to welcome 3 more officers to the Chillicothe Police Department. Ofcs. Shepherd, Lee and Relli were sworn in today. All 3 are OPOTA certified. After today’s swearing in ceremony, they were given to their Field Training Officers. After an extensive FTO program, they will soon be on the street.

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Reward offered in robbery at Cashland

A reward of $5000.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the following robbery.
The Chillicothe Police Department is investigating a robbery at Cashland, 25 N Bridge St, which occurred on February 15, 2016 at approximately 7:20pm. The suspect is a black male, 6’0” – 6’3”, 185 – 200 lbs., wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask covering his face.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Detective Bud Lytle at 740-773-1191 or by email, clytle@chillicothepolice.com. Information can also be reported, anonymously through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling 740-773-TIPS (8477) or on their website at www.southernohiocrimestoppers.org. Information that lead to an arrest and/or conviction and is reported through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers is eligible for a cash reward.


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