The City of Gahanna is now accepting applications for Police Officer. Starting salary $56,971.20.
All standards are cause for removal for time frames listed and any time during the selection process. Unless otherwise noted, standards that reference a time frame will be calculated from the date of application. Applicants are removed from the eligible list and selection process for any of the following reasons:
1. At any stage of the selection process, the applicant provides false, incorrect or substantially inconsistent information.
2. At any stage of the selection process, the applicant fails to disclose or acknowledge any disqualifying behavior or activity on the part of the applicant, relative to, and governed by, any of the Background Hiring Standards.
3. The applicant's failure or refusal to answer or respond to oral and/or written questions during any phase of the selection process.
4. If applicable, any attempt by the applicant to distort the truth verification examination results.
5. The applicant's use or attempted use of political influence to secure employment.
B. Personal History:
1. A conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence involving use of force or threatened use of a deadly weapon is a permanent disqualifier under Federal laws for police officer applicants.
2. Verified or admitted physical or emotional abuse of one's spouse, ex-spouse, child, stepchild, and parent or any other relative or person with whom one lives, has a relationship or has had a relationship.
3. Non-compliance with a court order or legal contract to provide child support, alimony or other financial responsibility as determined by the appropriate support enforcement bureau or a court of law within the preceding five (5) years.
4. Intentional violation of any protective or temporary restraining order as determined by a court of law within ten (10) years.
5. Verified or admitted sexual abuse of another.
1. Two or more involuntary terminations and/or discharges from employment within the last five (5) years. This shall not include terminations resulting from a business ceasing operations, or resulting from being laid off from a position of employment.
2. Post-probationary termination or resignation in lieu of discipline from any criminal justice related employment.
3. Abuse of a position of trust through theft of time or services.
4. Any incident of engaging in an act of discrimination or harassment.
5. Any pattern of repeated abuse of authority, lack of respect for authority or law, or lack of respect for the dignity and rights of others.
6. Any failure to establish and maintain a residence within a sixty mile radius of police headquarters within 6 months of employment.
D. Military History – Except as provided below in Number 3 of this Section, applicants are removed from the selection process for any of the following reasons:
1. Dishonorable or Bad Conduct Discharge from the Military.
2. Conviction of any article of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that is equivalent to a felony or other listed disqualifying misdemeanor in this standard under the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
3. An Other Than Honorable Discharge from the Military will be evaluated to determine whether the applicant should be removed from the selection process.
4. Failure to register with selective service, if required by law.
1. Any conviction of vehicular homicide or related offense(s).
2. OVI: Conviction within the past five (5) years including physical control; More than one (1) OVI conviction as an adult; More than two (2) OVI convictions, if one of the convictions was as a juvenile.
3. Four (4) moving violations in the past three (3) years as an adult.
4. Failure to possess a valid driver's license. Failure to hold auto insurance as required by resident state, if the applicant owns a motor vehicle
5. One (1) conviction involving operating a motor vehicle while under suspension (or an applicable ORC statute or Municipal code), or leaving the scene of an accident within two (2) years of application.
6. One (1) or more revocation or suspension of a driver's license as an adult, in effect during the past five (5) years. (Unless applicant can show that the suspension was the result of an error by the BMV, random selection, or administrative overlap).
F. Gambling – The term “gambling offense” includes any activity defined as gambling by a federal, state, local statute or ordinance in the jurisdiction where the activity occurred. Applicants are removed from the selection process for any of the following reasons:
1. Conviction of a gambling offense, within the last five (5) years.
2. Admission to gambling that has resulted in an unstable financial or credit history within the last seven (7) years.
3. Conviction of or admission to engaging in the promotion of illegal gambling activity wherein the applicant gains, or attempts to gain, a financial benefit.
G. Criminal Activity:
1. Any theft offense(s) as an adult, within the last five (5) years, which (a) singularly or cumulatively exceeds $1,000.00; or (b) establishes a pattern of theft offenses from an employer during the course of employment.
2. Any insurance claims or applications for welfare, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation or other public assistance benefit program determined to be fraudulent by the body overseeing the claim, compensation, or benefit program.
3. Any admission or conviction of an offense, as an adult, defined as a felony by the federal, state, or local law of the jurisdiction where the offense occurred. An admission of a felony offense would be disqualifying unless otherwise addressed in these standards.
4. Any admission or conviction of an offense, as a juvenile, of one (1) violent felony as defined by the federal, state or local law of the jurisdiction where the offense occurred.
5. Any admission or conviction of a M-1 or M-2 misdemeanor offense, as an adult, as defined by the Ohio Revised Code or similar federal, state, or local law of the jurisdiction where the offense occurred in the last five (5) years will be reviewed in determining suitability for appointment (unless otherwise addressed in these standards).
6. Any admission or conviction of more than one (1) M-1 or M-2 misdemeanor offense, as a juvenile, as defined by the Ohio Revised Code or similar federal, state, or local law of the jurisdiction where the offense occurred in the last five (5) years will be reviewed in determining suitability for appointment (unless otherwise addressed in these standards) (does not include traffic or minor misdemeanors).
7. Any admission of an offense of carrying a concealed weapon within the last five (5) years if it is defined as a felony by the federal, state, or local law where the offense occurred.
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