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Applications due to Civil Service by 4PM on 4-4-14

The City of Chillicothe, Civil Service Commission has announced the test for the position of patrol officer with the Chillicothe Police Department. The applicationpatch.php period is from 3-24-14 through April 4th, 2014. For additional information about the test, click here: Job description/location&times
For a copy of the application please Click here:City employment application

***UPDATE:”  NO MAXIMUM AGE restrictions per city ordinance.

**Applications can be emailed to nancy.graham@ci.chillicothe.oh.us

**Applications can also be faxed to Civil Service at  (740)773-8004.  Be advised that the machine is not in a secure area, and persons other than Civil Service may have access to personal information.  Applications can be mailed to the Civil Service Commission 35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, Oh 45601

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 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
• OVI DETECTION & STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING
• Traffic Crash Reconstruction
• RADAR/LIDAR certification/Instructor
• Crime Scene Processing

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oegkomjNVvg

Identification made in stolen credit card use at Kohls.

**An identification has been made in this case. We thank everyone that has emailed and called in. If one of the tips used was submitted through Crimestoppers, it will be forwarded to them.

Anyone having information on the person that used a stolen credit card should contact Ofc. King at 740-773-1191, referring to report #14-4579.
Anonymous Complaints, that could be eligible for a cash reward 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.com . Tips leading to arrests could result in a cash reward.

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UPDATE TO POLICE OFFICER TEST eligibility

**Please see the “Update” section of this post for age and application process updates.

The City of Chillicothe, Civil Service Commission has announced the test for the position of patrol officer with the Chillicothe Police Department. The applicationpatch.php period is from 3-24-14 through April 4th, 2014. For additional information about the test, click here: Job description/location&times
For a copy of the application please Click here:City employment application

***UPDATE:”  NO MAXIMUM AGE restrictions per city ordinance.

**Applications can be emailed to nancy.graham@ci.chillicothe.oh.us

**Applications can also be faxed to Civil Service at  (740)773-8004.  Be advised that the machine is not in a secure area, and persons other than Civil Service may have access to personal information.  Applications can be mailed to the Civil Service Commission 35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, Oh 45601

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 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
• OVI DETECTION & STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING
• Traffic Crash Reconstruction
• RADAR/LIDAR certification/Instructor
• Crime Scene Processing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oegkomjNVvg

City of Chillicothe Police Officer test posted

The City of Chillicothe,  Civil Service Commission has announced the test for the position of patrol officer with the Chillicothe Police Department. The applicationpatch.php period is from 3-24-14 through April 4th, 2014. For additional information about the test, click here: Job description/location&times
For a copy of the application please Click here:City employment application

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 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
• OVI DETECTION & STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING
• Traffic Crash Reconstruction
• RADAR/LIDAR certification/Instructor
• Crime Scene Processing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oegkomjNVvg

Tentative snow/ice removal

Please pay attention to posted “no parking” signs In these areas. If you are parked in these areas during posted times, your vehicle could be subject to tow.

From the Service Department:
City Service Department Crews plan to remove excess snow from the following streets in the next several days. These streets are major arteries that help move traffic thru the City. Weather is a factor.

Wednesday Afternoon/Evening (Main Street (High Street to Douglas)
May take 2 days.

Thursday Afternoon/Evening- Paint Street (Water to Seventh)

Friday Afternoon/Evening- Piatt Avenue

Crews will continue to work thru the weekend, and into next week.

Assault investigation leads to drug arrests

On February 6, 2014 at 4am Officers were dispatched to the Adena Hospital emergency room in ref. to a male subject there who had been stabbed. Officers contacted the victim who was being treated for injuries to his abdomen, arm and head and he stated that the incident occurred at 165 N. Sugar St. after he became involved in an argument with a black male in the basement. The victim stated that the black male struck him and then cut him several times with a box cutter. The victim was treated and released. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence at 165 N. Sugar St. and at approx. 10am served it on the resident, Harry Willett. While securing the residence Officers observed Lamar Howell in the kitchen throw something down the basement stairs and heard it crash on the concrete floor. Howell and a female, Shantel Mayle, were secured. Detectives located over 40 grams of crack cocaine in the kitchen and on the basement floor where detectives also located a broken glass mixing bowl. Detectives also found cash, drug paraphernalia, and Ecstasy (MDMA). Harry Willett was arrested and charged with permitting drug abuse (M-3). Lamar Howell was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine (F-1) and tampering with evidence (F-3). Shantel Mayle was arrested and charged with illegal use or possession of a food stamp card (F-5)

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Ross County Under Level 2/Ice Storm Warning

An ice storm warning is in effect until 10AM wednesday. Up to a half inch of ice and 4 inches of snow is being predicted. Please read the following information on this page, as it pertains to snow emergencies, power outages and other weather related tips.

Motorists should take precautions when traveling. Before hillventuring out on the roadways, it is important to be prepared. One of the most important things to know is the snow emergency levels.

Below is a list of the snow levels. You should monitor local news (TV and radio) and check local media websites suchE as
The Chillicothe Gazette
WKKJ radio
as well as this website to keep up to date on the current levels.
Please do not call the police department to get current road conditions. In the event a road is closed (Carlisle Hill, University Dr.) the dispatcher should have that information. The current snow level dictates whether or not travel is safe, dispatchers will not
be able to make the determination if roads are safe to drive upon. During snow emergencies, it is important to keep the phone lines open for emergencies.
In the event of a snow emergency, The Police Department will not be able to give you permission to miss work.
Residents should also pay attention to local media and school resources in the event of school closings or delays.
Central Ohio School closings
Or follow on twitter @OHclosings

SNOW LEVELS:
♦LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

♦LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

♦LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

Below are several LINKS that will help you in preparation.
Winter Safety Tips for driving, Emergency Kits
To view the state’s weather-related road closures and restrictions
Ohio Committee for severe weather Awareness

Church break-in suspect arrested

The Chillicothe Police Department has identified a suspect in 20 church breaking and Entering’s (B&E). Cash Yoakem has been identified and has admitted to these church B&E’s as well as to the break-in of a Car Wash on N. Bridge St.
Mr. Yoakem had been contacted by Laurelville Police in regards to B&E investigations in their jurisdiction. Their investigation led to information that identified Mr. Yoakem as a suspect in the Chillicothe B&Es.
Mr. Yoakem was interviewed by CPD Det. Gannon, where he admitted to the B&Es in Chillicothe. The admission alongside physical evidence collected from investigations will be forwarded to the Ross Co. Prosecutors Office.
Mr. Yoakem is being held on numerous charges of felony Breaking and Entering. Thanks to the Laurelville PD in their assistance in this investigation.
Cash Yoakum

ID made in this case. Thanks for all the calls and tips

The suspect in these pictures is suspected of stealing a radar detector from Wal-Mart. The subject paid for a different item, but not the radar detector. The suspect passed all points of sale and was contacted by Loss Prevention at the exit door. LP identified himself and the suspect handed over the radar detector that had been ripped from its package and security wiring. When asked to come back inside, the suspect took off running and got into a grey PT Cruiser.
The suspect was wearing glasses and grey sweats, and carrying a jug of Anti-Freeze.  Anyone having information on this person can contact Ofc. Short at 740-773-1191

Anonymous tips can be made to Southern Ohio Crimestoppers at 740-773-TIPS or by submitting a tip online at southern Ohio Crimestoppers to submit a tip online. Tips leading to an arrest could result in a cash reward.

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Burglary suspect arrested

On Wednesday, January 15th at 12:51PM, Officers of the Chillicothe Police Department were called to the residence at 164 Plyley’s Ln. in reference to suspicious persons possibly attempting to break in. There have been several recent burglaries in the area. Shortly after Officers arrived, subjects matching the given description fled on foot. One was tracked to a storm drain in front of 1216 Porter Dr. Officers told him to exit but he crawled further into the pipe, out of sight. After several warnings, pepper spray was deployed into the pipe. When he failed to exit, the Chillicothe Fire Department responded to the scene and flushed a moderate amount of water through the pipe. The suspect still did not exit. Officers began checking each manhole junction up and down Porter Dr. with pole mounted mirrors and cameras. After approximately 90 minutes, the suspect, identified as Blake A. Sherrick age 20, announced he was giving himself up and surrendered to Officers without further incident. He was charged with Criminal Trespass and Obstructing Official Business. His arraignment will be in Chillicothe Municipal Court on January 16th at 9:00AM.

ARRESTED:

Blake Sherrick

White/Male/20 YOA

614 Francis Lane

Chillicothe, Ohio

CHARGES:

Criminal Trespass (misdemeanor 4)

Obstructing Official Business (misdemeanor 2)

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