Police Officer

The Belpre Municipal Civil Service Commission will hold a COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION for the of filling an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer. This is to complete a POOL of eligible candidates for a potential full-time position with corresponding benefits. Testing will be scheduled through Washington County Adult Technical Training Center. Successful applicants will receive a call from the center to schedule date and time for testing.

Rate of Pay:
$23.12 hourly based on Nov. 1, 2023 Pay Scales- adjusted for years of service

Eligibility requirements for applicants are:

  • 1. Be a U.S. citizen
  • 2. Be between the ages of 21 and 50 (can’t turn 50 before being hired)
  • 3. Possess a valid Driver’s License
  • 4. Be a high school graduate or higher
  • 5. Possess NO criminal record/NO serious traffic offenses
  • 6. Be OPOTA certified prior to testing for position (with documents provided to Civil Service
  • Commission). No applicant will be tested without presentation of this documentation at
  • the time of application.
  • In addition to passing the Civil Service Examination, a successful applicant must be able to:
  • 1. Pass an in-depth background investigation (criminal, financial)
  • 2. Pass a polygraph test
  • 3. Submit to a psychological test
  • 4. Pass medical/physical examination (paid for by the City)

    Essential Functions of the Job
  • Drives patrol car or walks to patrol the city; pursues suspects on foot and observes and prevents violations of the law; investigates automobile accidents.
  • Physically restrains/subdues suspects as required.
  • Makes security checks on businesses and residential units.
  • Observes and apprehends violators of traffic laws and issues written citations and warnings.
  • Conduct or assists with investigations and /or responds to criminal and civil complaints (e.g. interviews witnesses, suspects, complainants, victims, etc..); watches for and makes investigations of wanted or missing persons and property.
  • Makes arrests as required by law; processes prisoners (e.g., fingerprinting, photographing, ect.).
  • Makes required reports and takes affidavits; maintains logs and ledgers.
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data received at the crime scene, collects and preserves evidence of crime scene (e.g., photographs, fingerprints, reconstructs crime, ect.).
  • Assists mentally ill or suicidal subjects in seeking treatment, etc..
  • Operates law enforcement equipment and instruments (e.g., patrol car computer, radio, firearms, speed measuring devices, breath testing equipment, related police tools, etc..); properly utilizes and maintains equipment.
  • Interviews and counsels parties in domestic disputes; interviews persons with complaints and inquiries.
  • Testifies in court through speech and demonstration.
  • Receives, assists and transmits emergency calls by radio or telephone.
  • Renders first aid and CPR at scenes of medical emergencies.
  • Maintains required licenses and certificates.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance

    There is a $25 Non-refundable Fee for taking the examination. This fee is required when the application is received. Do not send cash. Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to the City of Belpre Municipal Civil Service Commission. If the Fee is not included with your application, it will not be considered. You cannot pay your fee on the day of the examination.


    Candidates desiring to be considered for the above position must file an application with all required documentation. (NO RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED.)

    Application must be completed and mailed to the Civil Service Commission, P.O. Box 503, Belpre, Ohio 45714 and must be received by April 19, 2024, 4:00 p.m. Do not submit your application to the City of Belpre. All applications must be mailed to the above P.O. Box to be considered for the position.

    Veterans must include a copy of their DD-214 with their applications to be considered for Military Credit. Credit for Military Service will be considered for all applicants with a passing score.

    Please arrive at Washington County Career Center on time for your testing appointment. No cell phones are allowed in the test area. Bring a valid driver’s license.

    Failure to appear for any Civil Service Examination will result in the placement of your application in our inactive file. No refunds of application fees will be made in event of failure to appear for testing.

    Direct all questions regarding testing by email to

    Do not call City of Belpre or any Commissioner