City of Trenton

Police Department


Hiring: Entry Level Police Officer

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March 13, 2020

Job Classification: Police Officer - Entry Level

The Trenton Police Department is currently accepting applications for Entry-Level Police Officer in order to establish an eligibility list.

Candidates must possess an Ohio Peace Officer Training certificate by the time of appointment. Candidates must take the FrontLine National exam through the National Testing Network (NTN) All online testing must be completed by May 1, 2020.

Application packets are available on the City of Trenton website at and in the Administrative offices of the City of Trenton. Packets include a City of Trenton application form and a personal history questionnaire. Both documents must be completed and submitted no later than 5:00pm on Friday, May 1, 2020, in order to be considered for any open position. Completed application packets may be submitted: 1) via fax to 513-988-0855, attention Sharon Leichman; 2) via email to; or 3) in person or mailed to the Administrative offices of the City of Trenton at 11 E State St, Trenton OH 45067. Mailed packets must be received on or prior to the May 1, 2020 deadline in order to be considered.

Salary Information: $50,419 - $70,844 annually
Benefit Information: Comprehensive benefit package. College tuition available. All equipment provided.
Candidate Contact: Sgt. Tim Bushong

Department Overview: The Trenton Police Department is a progressive organization highly focused on training and development and consisting of 17 full-time officers, a full-time dispatch center, and a K9 unit. We offer an on-site workout and training facility, a take-home cruiser program, modern uniforms and equipment with uniform maintenance pay, and OPBA representation.
Area Information: Trenton covers over 4 square miles in Butler County, Ohio and is located between Middletown & Hamilton on State Route 73, approximately 20 minutes from Miami University-Oxford.
Population: Approximately 13,000

Job Requirements
Age: 21
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must have corrected vision in both eyes to 20/20
Academy Certification: OPOTC Certified at the time of appointment.
Prior Experience: Not required
Hiring Process: Successful candidates must pass an oral review panel, background investigation, drug and alcohol
screening, medical exam, psychological exam, and polygraph exam.
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: No felony or serious misdemeanor conviction
Driving Disqualifiers: Any DUI must be more than five (5) years old
Drug Use Disqualifiers: No felony drug use
Financial Disqualifiers: No bankruptcies in the past five (5) years

Wage and Benefits Information
Payroll: Weekly; direct deposit only
Probationary Period: Twelve (12) months from date of hire
Performance Evaluations: Yearly after initial probationary period
Pay Increases: Base salary increase after one (1) year plus cost-of-living increases as reflected in union contract;
annually thereafter based on performance evaluations
Longevity Pay: Added to hourly rates after five (5) years of service
Holidays: Twelve (12) paid holidays each year per OPBA contract
Health Insurance: Medical, hospitalization, pharmaceutical, dental, and vision insurance – City contribution 90%;
employee contribution 10%. Opt-out plan available.
Vacation Accrual: Based on years of service; starting at 80 hours per year
Sick Leave: 80 hours per year
Personal Leave: 32 hours per year
Life Insurance: City-provided $20,000 term coverage
Tax-Deferred Savings: Ohio Deferred Compensation option available
Pension Plan: Ohio Police and Fire Pension System – City contribution 19.5%; employee contribution 10%
Take-Home Cruiser: Assigned following successful completion of FTO Program and within parameters specified
in directive

Arthur Scott

Chief of Police

David Rosenfelder

Police Lieutenant


U.S. Immigration and
​​​​​​​Customs Enforcement

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Victim Notification Program

Allows Eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timlely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. 

Free Gun Locks

In our efforts to further enhance the safety and security of our community, the Trenton Police Department is offering FREE gun locks to all residents. Gun locks can be obtained from the department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please see the on-duty Dispatcher or any officer to request as many gun locks as you need in order to secure your weapons.



Mission Statement

We, the Trenton Police Department, are committed to the highest standards of

honesty, integrity, and dedication to our community.