Police Officer


The City of Groveport is currently building an eligibility list for Police Officer. It is anticipated that 2 positions will be filled in 2019. To be considered for this round of hiring, all testing must be completed by June 10, 2019

Salary Information: Salary is based upon negotiations with Fraternal Order of Police. Current contract ends 06/31/2021; however, as a point of reference, the ranges are:

•    Step 1: $56,981.23 ($27.39/hour) – Starting for first year. Second tier lateral hire (at the second pay rate) is at the discretion of the hiring administrator, the Chief of Police and the mayor of the City of Groveport.

•    Step 2 through Step 5: $62,576.35 ($30.08/hour) to $79,408.57 ($38.18) – after one year. Based on Anniversary and contractual language.

Benefit Information: The City of Groveport continues to offer our officers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/prescription coverage, dental and vision plans, life insurance and participation in Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund. The City of Groveport also offers paid time off including vacation, sick and comp time.

Contact Information: Please email employment@groveport.org and any questions. No phone calls, please.

Department Information: The Groveport Division of Police is a community-oriented, leading-edge law enforcement agency comprised of an authorized staff of 24 sworn officers in addition to several support staff members and reserve police officers. The Groveport Police Department enjoys a healthy relationship with its citizens. Officers are well liked and respected in our community. Community Policing ideals are embedded in our daily actions with the community. Many of our officers grew up in Groveport, attending local schools and police academies only to serve the community they love. The Groveport Police Department maintains and updates its equipment, computers and vehicles.

City Information: The City of Groveport represents one of the most successful communities in Central Ohio. It is known as Central Ohio's Hometown. It is a small, vibrant, beautiful city that is located minutes from downtown Columbus and Rickenbacker Airport (A John Glenn Airport), known for their military base. The City is situated in the southeast corner of Franklin County, where the business partners and the City Government work hand in hand to ensure a great quality of life.

•    The population base of the City of Groveport is 5,363, but the Police Department serves nearly 12,000 people who work, live and play near the City of Groveport.

•    The City of Groveport boasts one of the finest recreation facilities in Ohio, which include a City owned professional golf course, a waterpark and miles of walking trails and small parks.

A notice to applicants will be provided, which details the steps required. This will include a copy of the City’s Background Removal Standards for Police Officers (automatic dis-qualifiers)

Applicant Contact:

Human Resources Department


Population: 5,363


Job Requirements

Age: 21 at the time of appointment

US Citizen: Yes

High School Grad/GED: Yes or equivalent

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Vision: Both eyes must have corrected vision of 20/30

Academy Certification:  Current Ohio Police Officer Training Academy certificate is required at time of appointment.

Prior Experience:  Helpful, not a requirement

Hiring Standards / Applicant Packet:

Upon completion of testing and passing each phase of the process, selected candidates will be notified to complete their backgrounds. This will include information for psychological testing, and a medical physical test if a conditional employment offer is made by the City of Groveport.