**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
• Traffic Crash Reconstruction
• RADAR/LIDAR certification/Instructor
• Crime Scene Processing

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