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Police Officer Test Announcement
Posted By:  Patrick Ross
Monday, June 22, 2020


The City of Reading, Ohio Civil Service Commission is testing to create an eligibility list for the Full-time position of PATROL OFFICER with the Reading Police Department. 

A written examination will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 at the Reading City Hall Building, 1000 Market St., Reading, Ohio 45215. 
Applications are available on line HERE or at the City General Offices, on the second floor of the Reading Municipal Building, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Applications must be filed with the City Clerk by Friday, August 7th, at 4:00 p.m.  

Requests for the additional credit for military service (20% of passing grade), together with a DD-214 form confirming honorable discharge must be submitted at the time of application.  A valid Driver’s License must also be presented on the day of testing to sit for the examination.

All applicants must possess a current state certification from the Ohio Peace Training Council upon completion of the hiring process, be 21 years of age or older, posses a valid Ohio Drivers License and be insurable. 

Prior to appointment, candidates must be able to pass a background investigation, interview process, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, a pension mandated physical examination and possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License.

Starting pay for the position is $57,044.47 annually.  After successful completion of a one-year probationary period, applicants hired with prior full-time municipal law enforcement road experience will advance one pay step for each year of said full-time experience, up to a maximum of 8 steps, which has a current top  pay of $73,297.97 annually.  An excellent benefits package is provided including health, dental and eye, paid vacation days;, personal days, paid holidays and many other benefits.

The City of Reading is an equal opportunity employer.  Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


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