Below are the basic eligibility requirements for becoming an Elyria Police Officer.
For a more comprehensive list of requirements, including eligibility requirements for lateral transfers, please view this document. Military and athletes do well in our police force. For more information on the descriptions of duties performed by a police officer, please view this document.
The City of Lorain currently does not accept lateral transfers. At this time, the City of Lorain is not administering the civil service exam for police officers.
The above occurrences in your background may result in rejection of your application. For a complete list of disqualifier considerations, please view this document.
Below are the steps necessary to become a Police Officer in Elyria. For a more comprehensive list of the steps, please view this document.
Completing the application packet for the position of Police Officer is the first step in the employment process. Application packets must be completed in accordance with procedures established by the City of Elyria Civil Service Commission and submitted prior to any established deadline.
The applicant must take and pass a physical fitness test. Athletes are welcome. Those who pass the physical agility test will move on to the written portion of the employment process.
The written test comprises 70% of the total examination score. The written test has several components. In order to pass, an applicant must receive a minimum cumulative score of 75% on the written test, AND an applicant may not score below 60% on any individual written test component.
The oral assessment, like the written test, is scored in various categories and an applicant must be rated at least “acceptable” in all categories. The oral assessment grade comprises 30% of the total examination score.
At the completion of Step 4 all applicants who have successfully completed all three portions of the examination process will be ranked and placed on the eligibility list for hire. (2-3 WEEKS)
Once the eligibility list is certified by the Civil Service Commission each applicant shall undergo a background check prior to consideration by the appointing authority. The applicant will be required to have completed a Personal History Statement to assist the investigator during the background investigation. During this step the applicant will be required to complete a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer test for the purposes of truth verification.
The applicant will appear before a hiring board that consists of department personnel and the hiring authority.
After the completion of Step 6 the Hiring Board shall make their recommendations to the hiring authority. The hiring authority shall make the final hiring decisions. Those that are hired will receive a conditional offer of employment. Following the offer, the applicant will complete a psychological assessment and interview, medical examination and drug screening.
Applicants who successfully complete all requirements will be offered a final offer of employment and given a swearing in date.
Estimated timeline for hiring process is 26-39 weeks for entry level and 23-34 weeks for lateral transfers.
For the complete outline of the steps needed to become a police officer in Ohio, please visit http://www.how-to-become-a-police-officer.com/states/ohio/.
Below is a summary of the benefits of working for the EPD or LPD. During 25 years of service, a typical officer will earn $1.5 million.
The City of Elyria Civil Service Commission announces the next entry level examination application deadline. It is noon on March 8, 2016. Additional information appears in the right hand column of this page. Please direct questions to Debbie Spangenberg at 440-326-1559.