Civil Service Test for Police Officer posted

UPDATED application submission process and Testing info just added...

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 11-9-15 thru 11-24-15 8AM thru 4:30PM.  The test is 12-1-15 at 6:30PM at the Pickaway-Ross Career Technology Center.

For additional information about the test, click here: Police Officer Job posting 2015
For a copy of the application Click here:  City Application Form (1)

Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources/Civil Service Commission office, 35 S. Paint St., Chillicothe, Oh 45601. Applications can be FAXED to 740.773.8004 or by email to

For information from the Frontline National Testing System: FrontLine National Candidate Handout


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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