BG Police looking to hire 3 new officers | News
BOWLIGN GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) - The Bowling Green Police Department is looking to hire new officers. The department is looking to hire three new officers, and is currently taking applications.
Applications can be obtained at the Bowling Green Administrative Building, 304 North Church Street in Bowling Green, or online by clicking here.
Applicants will be required to pass a physical examination as well as a written exam. The physical agility examination will be held on April 13. Those who pass the exam will be invited to take the written test on May 11.
The department released the following requirements for applicants:
Education Requirement – An Associate Degree is required or the completion of at least 96 quarter hours or 64 semester hours toward a Bachelor’s Degree. Proof of education is required at the time of application. The post-secondary education must be obtained from an accredited college or university. (Hours must be eligible for transfer to Bowling Green State University.)
Age Requirement – In accordance with Section 124.41 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) no person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment as a police officer, unless the person has reached the age of twenty-one (21) and has not reached the age of thirty-five (35). (The age maximum is permitted by the Public Safety Exemption to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act restored in the Omnibus Appropriations Act (P.L. 104-208).)
Credit For Military Service: In accordance with Section 124.43 of the Ohio Revised Code, applicants, who are current Ohio residents and who have been honorably discharged from active duty in the armed forces of the United States or transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service, are eligible to receive an additional credit of 20% of the score of their written examination; however, a passing score on the examination must first be obtained. Proof (copy of the DD-214, which shows the type of discharge or a certificate of service) must be submitted at the time of application. No credit will be given if proof is submitted after the application has been submitted to the City.
For more information on the application process, click here.
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