City of Trenton

Police Department


Hiring: Lateral Entry Police Officer

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February 7, 2020

Job Classification: Police Officer

The Trenton Police Department is currently accepting applications for lateral entry Police Officer.

Qualified applicants must currently be OPOTC certified and working as an Auxiliary, Reserve, 

Part-Time, or Full-Time policer officer with at least one (1) year of experience.

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, February 28th, 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 February 28th  deadline in order to be considered.

Salary Information: $50,419 - $70,844 annually

Benefit Information: Comprehensive benefit package. College tuition available. All equipment 

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
Academy Certification: Currently OPOTC Certified

Prior Experience: Currently working as a Reserve, Auxiliary, Part Time, or Full Time Police Officer with a minimum of one (1) year of experience.

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
Hiring Process: Successful candidates must pass an oral review panel, background investigation, drug and alcohol screening, medical 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.