Police Officer Minimum Qualifications
- High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent certificate.
- Possession of a valid Ohio Driver’s License at time of appointment.
- Must be at least 21 years of age at time of application.
- Must be a United States Citizen or United States Permanent Resident.
Background must be free of prior felony convictions.
Officers are not permitted to have visible tattoos, body art or branding while in the issued Dublin Police Department uniforms. Use of the issued long sleeve uniform is permitted to cover tattoos, branding or body art. Any tattoo, branding or body art that cannot be covered by the issued long sleeve uniform is prohibited.
Successful completion of a State certified Peace Officer basic training program. (Not required prior to appointment; however, if a new Officer, at time of appointment, has not completed such a training program, he/she must enter such a program immediately upon appointment.) *The Chief of Police will determine if a candidate’s completion of a prior academy meets the qualifications for a basic training program of this agency’s choosing.
Successful completion of all phases of the Selection Process prior to appointment. (Process includes application phase, written examination, structured panel interview, background investigation and record check, final interview with the Chief of Police, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, medical examination, and drug test.)
Must establish and maintain a primary place of residence within a County within which the Division of Police has jurisdiction, or a county contiguous with such County of jurisdiction. (List includes Franklin, Delaware, Union, Morrow, Marion, Hardin, Logan, Champaign, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield, Licking, and Knox Counties.)
Must be physically capable of successfully performing the essential job functions of the Police Officer classification and be free of medical conditions that would preclude one from successfully performing said functions or would pose a direct threat to the health or safety of oneself or others.
Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/20 and vision must be free of color deficiencies that would preclude one from performing the essential job functions or would pose a direct threat to the health or safety of oneself or others.
The City of Dublin is an Equal Opportunity Employer