Police Officer Lateral Transfer

The Ashland Police Division

The Police Division is an organization of approximately 40 employees, both sworn and civilian.  Our mission is “to protect the peace, order and safety through service with integrity and accountability.”  The Police Division is goal-oriented, and our performance is measured in a variety of ways, both individually and collectively.  As a Police Officer, you will be expected to actively participate in achieving our goals.  The Division offers a variety of opportunities to examine and utilize your strengths as a Police Officer.


  • Must meet all requirements to be a Police Officer outlined on page 8 in the Civil Service Rules (click here to review the document) 3.3(a)

  • Must be currently employed as a full time Police Officer (minimum of 35 hours per week) in a jurisdiction in the State of Ohio, with a minimum of a year of full time experience..  (Jurisdiction is defined as any Ohio Municipal, State, County, or State University entity which utilizes a law enforcement agency)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Wages: Entry level pay (per contract), with an additional 1.5% for each full year of service (in the same position with the same employer), capped at 5 years of service

  • Eligible day one for insurances; there is no waiting period for: Health (which is subsidized substantially by the employer), Dental, $40K term Life Policy with the option to purchase more, voluntary FSA and 457 plans

  • Paid time off after the successful completion of FOT: 2 weeks of vacation, holidays, and we accept the sick leave transfers from other public employers in OH

What do I need to do to apply?  Refer to the Eligibility to Test form included in the application packet to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position of Police Officer. If you meet all the qualifications, complete and sign all forms, and submit copies of required documents.

The physical ability exam will be conducted on an as needed basis. Click HERE for a link to the details for the physical ability exam.

Submit your Eligibility to Test form, the Domestic Violence form, your application, and notarized waivers (Physical Exam and Information Release) and additional documents to:

                         City of Ashland Human Resources
                       206 Claremont Avenue
                    Ashland, OH 44805


*All submitted copies will become the property of the City of Ashland and will not be returned.

For purposes of 42 USC 12101.

  • Patrols assigned area in order to protect residents of the City and their property; enforces state and local laws; responds to requests for and provides needed assistance, and if necessary, administers first aid; investigates suspicious conditions or individuals; searches individuals, vehicles, and other locations; checks various types of premises; warns offenders in lieu of arrest or citation; evacuates persons from dangerous situations; arrests and apprehends suspects or offenders (conducts frisk and pat down, applies handcuffs, seizes contraband, pursues on foot or in police cruiser, fires duty weapon, advises suspects of constitutional rights, etc.)

  • Conducts investigations of crime scenes and traffic accidents (secures scene, gathers and analyzes evidence, locates and interviews witnesses, searches premises, interrogates suspects, makes judgments regarding probable cause for warrantless search, transports property or evidence, diagrams crime or accident scene, etc.)

  • Enforces traffic and parking laws and ordinances (sets radar; controls, regulates, and directs traffic; checks vehicles for proper registration; issues citations; administers sobriety tests, etc.); assists stranded motorists; removes hazards from the highway

  • Prepares and submits reports and other documentation (accidents, arrests, investigations, etc.)

  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance

  • Maintains required licensure and certification


  • Prepares for and testifies in courts of law

  • Attends training programs and reads professional publications in order to keep abreast of advancements in the field

  • Performs any and all other duties as directed or assigned by the Chief of the Division or other person acting on behalf of or in place of the Chief, which in the opinion of the Chief or such other person are necessary to be performed in order to promote, further, or ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Division.

Police Officer Contract