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City of Fairfield
October 9, 2019
Fairfield, OH
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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.

Please visit to fill out your application and for important testing details and information. You must fill out our application and take the test through National Testing Network to be considered in this process, when scheduling for testing with National Testing Network you will be asked to fill out a background investigation, please make sure to fill this out before November 15th.

Job Requirements

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.

Scope of the written test will be multiple-choice questions to identify candidates with an aptitude for police work. A passing score of 70% on all sections of the exam is necessary to be scheduled for succeeding steps in the hiring process. The process continues with a physical agility test, structured oral interview, background investigation, polygraph (CVSA), medical (including drug screen), and psychological evaluation.

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.

How to Apply

Please apply online by visiting . Applications will be accepted beginning, Monday October 14, 2019. Deadline for applications and testing is Friday, November 15, 2019 by 5pm. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Salary: Starting base pay with OPOTA certification is $29.97/hour
A state certified officer who has completed his/her probationary period with another police department, may be hired at a pay service step commensurate with his/her skills, knowledge, abilities and years of equivalent service.


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