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Police Entrance Exam

Mar 6, 2024

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Police Officer Entrance Examination

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Elyria Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for the 2024 examination for the position of POLICE OFFICER. Applicants must complete and submit an online application through PoliceApp.com.

The examination process has two, separately-administered components, i.e., the physical agility test and the written test.  The physical agility test is administered first, then the written test. Applicants must have passed the approved agility test prior to taking the written test.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO COMPETE

  1. Must be at least 21 years of age, but less than 40 years of age on or before may 4, 2024
  2. Must be a United States Citizen
  3. Must be able to read and write the English language
  4. Must have a valid United States driver’s license
  5. Must have a high school diploma or GED

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST INFORMATION

The physical agility test is a pass / fail rating.  In order to pass the physical agility, test all applicants must complete the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program Physical Fitness Standards. The agility test will consist of sit-ups, push-ups, and a one-and-a-half-mile run. Agility Standards.

The Agility test will be given at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio, in the Ewing Center Field House.

NOTE: If an individual has taken the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program physical fitness test in the last year, it is not necessary to re-take the agility test.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the form, with the application, showing how many sit-ups, push-ups and time of the mile and a half run.  This form must be dated and signed by the fitness instructor.  The certificate or results must be dated May 4, 2023 or later to be valid and must be turned in with the application.

WRITTEN TEST INFORMATION

Those who pass the physical agility test will move on to the written portion of the test.  Once the applicant passes the physical agility test.  The written test has several components.  In order to pass, an applicant must receive a minimum cumulative score of 75% on the written test, and an applicant may not score below 60% on an individual component.

The written examination will be held on May 4, 2024, at Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Ohio (this is the same day as the physical agility test). The test will begin at 1:00 p.m. and you must register by 12:30 p.m. You must bring with you a photo-id (preferably a driver’s license) this will be required for entrance to the exam. Also bring with you two No. 2 lead pencils.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications will be accepted beginning March 4, 2024 through April 21, 2024. The completed application form, physical agility certificate, Essential Functions for Police Officer, and any documents for extra credit must be submitted through PoliceApp.com

EXTRA CREDIT

Additional credits are available to qualified applicants who pass all portions of the examination. Credit is computed as a percentage of, and then added to the total score achieved by an applicant on the written examination and oral assessment.  The maximum total credit available is 20%.

Additional credits are available for the following:

VETERAN’S CREDIT

All applicants who are veterans of military service, as described in ORC 124.23 may file with the Commission a certificate of satisfactory military service or honorable discharge (DD214).  This document must clearly state the nature of the discharge, whereupon the applicant shall receive additional credit of twenty percent (20%) of his/her total grade given in the regular examination, provided that he/she has received a passing grade without regard to this or any other credit.  Such requests for veteran’s credit must be submitted to the Commission along with the application for examination and must, at that time be accompanied by proof of satisfactory military service as described above. Applicants eligible for veteran’s credit shall receive a priority in ranking over non-veterans who obtain an identical grade.  Only DD214 documents stating the full nature of discharge as “Honorable” will be considered.

COLLEGE CREDIT

All applicants who have completed at least two (2) full academic years of full-time academic credit through an accredited academic institution, with an associates degree, shall be granted an additional of eight percent (8%) of his/her total grade given in the regular entrance examination and all applicants who have completed four (4) or more full academic years of full-time academic credit through an accredited academic institution, with a bachelors degree, shall be granted an additional twelve percent (12%) of his/her total grade given in the regular entrance examination, provided that he/she has received a passing grade without regard to this or any other credit. Requests for college credit must be submitted to the Commission along with the application for examination and must be accompanied by an official certified transcript. All transcripts must be an official certified transcript.

PEACE OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAM CREDIT

All applicants who have completed the basic Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and have a valid certification through an accredited institution shall be granted an additional fifteen percent (15%) of his/her total grade given in the regular entrance examination. Requests for Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy credit must be submitted to the Commission along with the application for examination.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Suitable applicants who have passed all portions of the examination, and who have been placed on the Eligibility (for hire) List, may undergo a background check prior to actual hire. In addition to investigating/verifying information contained on the Personal History Questionnaire, the check may include psychological testing, a polygraph test and drug screening. The background check will also include a criminal history check, a credit check and contact with persons who may have information relative to an applicant’s character and qualifications to be a police officer. If an applicant is found to have given false or deliberately incomplete information at any time, the Civil Service Commission may remove the applicant from the Eligibility List.

APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT RELY UPON ANY INFORMATION OR ADIVCE WHICH DIFFERS FROM THAT IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

For any questions or additional information call Sergeant Mahony – 440-326-1222

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