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City of Fairfield
May 11, 2023
5230 Pleasant Avenue, Fairfield, Ohio
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Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Police Department

Location: 5230 Pleasant Avenue, Fairfield, OH 45014

Salary: $33.08-$45.99 Hourly

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The City of Fairfield is announcing that a Civil Service exam will be given through the National Testing Network and will be used as the initial step to establish an Eligibility List for the position of Police Officer. All testing with the National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by the application closing date. The exam provided by the National Testing Network will be used as the civil service exam.

**Please note: Applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) on the date the exam is taken but are not eligible for original appointment to the Fairfield Police Department on or after their thirty-fifth (35) birthday.**

Applicants must apply online at and take the NTN test, achieving a passing result, to be included on the Eligibility List. 

To take the test, go here:   then:

  • Under the Header- Find Jobs, click on "Law Enforcement Jobs"
  • Either scroll down to “Ohio” or filter by state, selecting OHIO and click the Update button – then find “FAIRFIELD, CITY OF”
  • Check mark the box next to the posting
  • Click the red “Continue” box, found on the left side of screen
  • Follow instructions on website

Option to choose between remote virtual testing or a physical testing center to test in person.

Our Police Officers are responsible for maintaining law and order, investigating crimes and protecting life and property throughout the City by enforcing the laws and ordinances of the City of Fairfield and the State of Ohio.  It is a rewarding career in a progressive Police Department. Please refer to our website for detailed information and job description.

Qualifications include:  U.S. Citizen; high school diploma/GED (Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and/or State of Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Certificate preferred); valid Driver’s license; minimum age 21 at the time of the exam and not eligible for original appointment to Fairfield Police Department on or after 35th birthday.

Those who receive a passing score of 70% on all sections of the test must subsequently pass the following to be eligible for appointment:  physical agility test; CVSA; medical physical (including drug screen) and psychological exam; background check.

Please apply online at In the event of a tie score after credits for seniority are added to the passing written exam score, priority in ranking is determined by the date and time the application is received.

Probationary Period:  1 year
Pay Range:  $33.08 - $45.99 Hourly, with State of Ohio Certification

Examples of Duties

Under the general direction of a police supervisor, works in partnership with the community to promote a high quality of life by providing a safe and secure environment for those who reside in, work in, or are visitors to the City.  Police Officers patrol the City to enforce laws, prevent crime, respond to calls for service, assist with solving problems, and related duties.

  • Provide superior police services to those requesting or requiring such services including information, advice, and direction.  Patrol neighborhoods and business for indications of criminal activity and other disorders taking a problem-solving approach to the abatement of problems.  Initiate activities in the support of the Fairfield Police Department mission
  • Enforce laws by issuing warnings, summons, or arrests when necessary. Carefully and clearly present information and testimony in Court and to other audiences as required
  • Conduct thorough and complete investigations, effectively gathering information through interview and other means. Follow up and close cases efficiently
  • Promote a safe and efficient movement of motor vehicle traffic through enforcement of traffic laws, and traffic direction where required. Control people and crowds in a safe, effective and courteous manner. Physically defend self and others from personal attack and pursue and apprehend fleeing suspects when necessary
  • Contribute to the overall effective delivery of police services of the Fairfield Police Department in special roles such as Investigator, Canine Officer, Evidence Technician, Traffic Crash Investigator, Field Training Officer, Bike Patrol, DARE, etc.
  • Prepare accurate, understandable and presentable reports and correspondence. Conduct careful analysis of arrest, warrant, citation, etc., data where required
  • Maintain currency in critical skills of Law Enforcement such as firearms training, human relations, problem solving, reporting, etc. Maintain physical fitness to effectively carry out job responsibilities

Typical Qualifications

Superior personal characteristics including honesty, moral character, ethical behavior, reputation or habit. Above average oral and written communications skills, interpersonal skills, and decision-making skills.   Ability to make sound judgments in critical situations often without consultation and supervision.  Ability to effectively relate to people of various socio-economic levels. Basic computer competency. High School diploma or GED; additional formal education in criminal justice and/or Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate preferred. Successful completion of Civil Service testing process; valid Ohio Driver's License; physical fitness sufficient to meet demands of the jobs. Must be at least twenty-one (21) on or at the time of the Civil Service Examination and not yet thirty-five (35) years of age at the time of original full-time appointment to Fairfield Police Department.

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