Elyria - Certified Police Officer (Lateral Transfer)

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Department Elyria Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer (Lateral Transfer)
Deadline May 31, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Elyria, OH
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Elyria Police Department, OH Public Safety Jobs






The Elyria Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer through Lateral Transfer. Applicants must complete and submit an online application through PoliceApp.com. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, May 1, 2023 through Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

The Elyria Police Department is a mid-size department that offers an exciting and rewarding career in Law Enforcement, along with an excellent benefits package (medical, vision, life insurance, and a pension with Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund). There are opportunities for promotion, as well as career development within specialized units such as Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Crime Scene Investigations (Forensic), Special Response Team (SWAT), Unmanned Aviation, Crash Investigation, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Negotiation, and Criminal Analysis & Intel.


  • Ohio Peace Officer Certification
    Currently working as a Full or Part-Time as a Police Officer in the State of Ohio or are similarly certified as a police officer within the United States of America.
    United States citizen
    Ability to read and write the English language
    Valid Ohio Driver’s License
    High School Diploma or GED

Starting pay: $29.12-$31.44 per hour


The City of Elyria offers a comprehensive package of great benefits! Healthcare, prescription coverage, dental and vision coverage, and group life insurance. Time-off benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick leave.


The completed civil service application, along with a copy of your OPOTA certificate and acknowledgement of “Essential Functions for Police Officer” must be submitted through PoliceApp.com, no later than Wednesday, May, 31, 2023 at midnight.


Once the Lateral Transfer list is certified by the Civil Service Commission, each applicant will be notified through email to complete the background investigation process through another online platform. You must be diligent in checking your email and complete the requested information in a timely manner, or risk disqualification for hire. Applicants will be subject to the following testing prior to full appointment: CVSA/Polygraph, Medical Physical with Drug Screen, and Psychological Exam.

Submission of false information will result in disqualification from the application process and/or employment if discovery of falsification occurs after appointment.
For any questions or additional information call 440-326-1413

Please direct questions regarding this position to tgray@cityofelyria.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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