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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 https://www.ci.trenton.oh.us 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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
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.
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