Begin today to better your position in life and secure your future by joining one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the State of Ohio. The Whitehouse Police Department offers capable men and women the opportunity to make the Village of Whitehouse a safer community by providing efficient, effective services to its residents, businesses, and visiting neighbors.
By meeting the challenge of your position as a police officer, you will enhance a positive image of police officers and learn to handle people diplomatically and compassionately. You will learn to respond to emergencies quickly and calmly, offering support and stability to those in need.
Come meet the challenge and test your physical and mental endurance while protecting and serving a community that will put all of their confidence in you.
Starting Salary and Benefits (full-time)
The starting salary of a full-time Whitehouse Police Officer compares favorably with those offered in business or industry. After one year of service a full-time officer earns 13 days of annual vacation which increases at set intervals based upon years of service.
Full-time officers contribute to the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund (OP&F). Upon regular retirement at a minimum age of forty-eight (48), full-time officers will receive a pension of 50 to 72 percent of their average salary over the highest three-year period, depending upon years of service. Also, officers may elect to receive reduced retirement benefits beginning at age forty-eight (48).
Starting Salary and Benefits (part-time)
Whitehouse Part-time Police Officers compares favorably with those in the Metro-Toledo area. Part-time officers do not receive vacation leave, sick time leave, or medical or dental benefits.
Part-time officers do contribute to the Ohio Public Employees Pension Fund (OPERS), and will accumulate service credit for retirement.
Starting Salary and Benefits (Auxiliary Officer)
The Auxiliary Police Officer Program is suspended at this time.
Whitehouse Auxiliary Police Officers perform a primary paid function as traffic control officers during the school year, and augment the regular patrol force in an unpaid status. Auxiliary officers do not receive vacation leave, sick time leave, or medical or dental benefits.
Auxiliary officers do contribute to the Ohio Public Employees Pension Fund (OPERS), and will accumulate service credit for retirement.
Additional Benefits (full-time)
Group Hospitalization and Medical Insurance, Optional Dental Coverage Package, Group Life Insurance, Workers Compensation Protection, Occupational Injury Leave, Sick time, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Pre-taxed Flexible Benefits Plan.
Additional Benefits (part-time)
Part-time Police Officers may receive additional incentive pay by meeting certain criterion.
Additional Features and Assignments
Bicycle Patrol, Computerized Operations and Equipment, Monthly training, Annual Clothing Allowance, Firearms Instructor, Taser® Instructor, Training Committee, Equipment Committee, School Resource Officer, State Certified Crime Prevention Specialist, assignment to various groups and committees.
Applicants must meet the following requirements: Be a United States Citizen, or are in the United States legally, with a visa, and are able to possess a firearm, Minimum age at time of appointment is 21 years, Possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license, and the Ohio Basic Peace Officer’s Certification at time of application. Visual acuity must be uncorrected within reasonable limits and correctable to 20/20 and vision must be free of color deficiencies, Must be physically capable to successfully perform the job duties of a Police Officer, Pass oral interview(s), psychological evaluation, physical examination and drug screening.
Upon successful completion of the above requirements, the Whitehouse Police Department will conduct a complete and thorough investigation of your background to determine your suitability for employment as a Police Officer.
The following occurrences in your background could result in rejection of your application: Felony Conviction, Conviction for drug related violations or current use of illegal substances, Current abuse of alcohol, Anti-social behavior, Poor work record, Poor driving record, Numerous debts which are not being paid regularly.
Field Training Officer Program
Whitehouse Police Officers must be certified as peace officers through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council, and as such must have completed a Peace Officer Basic Training Course as prescribed by that body, at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
The recruit will be assigned a Field Training Officer who will guide the recruit toward the successful completion of the Field Training Program. During this period, the recruit will be trained and tested over areas necessary for the recruit to proceed on his/her own after the program is concluded.
State of Ohio EEOC Standard for Whitehouse Police Department Employee Recruitment and Hiring
The goal of every Ohio law enforcement agency is to recruit and hire qualified individuals while providing equal employment opportunity. Ohio law enforcement agencies should consist of a diverse workforce. Communities with diverse populations should strive to have a diverse work force that reflects the citizens served.
Non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity is the policy. The Whitehouse Police Department shall provide equal terms and conditions of employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran status, military status, or disability. This applies to all terms or conditions associated with the employment process, including hiring, promotions, terminations, discipline, performance evaluations, and interviews.
The Whitehouse Police Department will utilize due diligence in ensuring that their perspective employees have the proper temperament, knowledge, and attitude to handle this very difficult profession. The Department will ensure that appropriate mechanisms are in place in order to achieve this mission. The Department, in concert with the Village of Whitehouse Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual, and agency policy and procedure, will ensure employment requirements are related to the skills that are necessary to be a successful employee.
The Village of Whitehouse Administration and Whitehouse Police Department will adhere to the standards as set forth above relating to the recruitment and hiring of police personnel.
A POLICE SPECIALIST is a part time position within the Police Department. The Police Specialist is scheduled a minimum of 24 hours monthly. The Police Specialist augments the Patrol force and provides public safety and law enforcement services to the Whitehouse community. Under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant/Corporal and in cooperation with the community, performs a variety of policing and law enforcement activities. Tasks are primarily service oriented and include patrol, investigative, and enforcement functions, to generally provide for the safety of the public, and to perform essential functions as required. Duties include an element of personal danger, exposure to adverse weather conditions, apprehending criminals, directing traffic, and transporting prisoners. The POLICE SPECIALIST performs duties in accordance with Federal and state laws and local ordinances, and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and review of written work product for results obtained and adherence to established policies and procedures. Pay is commensurate with experience. Additional wage incentives are available.
A Police Specialist must have a current OPOTA Basic Peace Officer certification, with 20 or more years of fulltime police experience. Retired law enforcement officers who separated from prior service in good standing, and who are able to complete OPOTC required break-in-service training within one (1) year of hire are eligible to apply.
Police Specialists contribute into the Ohio Public Employees Pension Fund (OPERS), and will accumulate service credit for retirement.