June 26, 2016

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Medina police seeking officers

MEDINA — Candidates have about two weeks to submit applications for patrol officer with the Medina Police Department.

The Medina Civil Service Commission will conduct an open, competitive exam to establish an eligibility list for patrol officer on Aug. 9.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, at least age 21 but younger than 35, possess a valid Ohio driver’s license, possess physical ability to perform essential functions of the job and be a U.S. States citizen.

Police Chief Patrick Berarducci said the department plans to hire as many as five officers by next year.

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certification is not required to apply, but successful course completion and certification is required prior to serving a probation period.

Extra credit points may be added to final passing score for military service; a college degree; valid OPOTA basic peace officer certification; service as an auxiliary with the Medina Police Department; or Ohio emergency medical technician certification.

To qualify for extra credit, proof of military service (DD214), copy of valid OPOTA certification, official college transcript, or copy of EMT certification must be submitted with the application.

A nonrefundable fee of $40 will be charged at time of filing for the examination process.

Applications may be obtained in person or online and filed at the civil service office, City Hall, lower level, 132 N. Elmwood Ave., through July 18. The office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Visit www.medinaoh.org, for more information.

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