City of Middleburg Heights Lateral Entry – Peace Officer

Final date for application submission: May 24, 2024

The City of Middleburg Heights Civil Service Commission will be accepting applications ­for the position of Peace Officer, Lateral Entry.

All applicants must be citizens of the United States; have attained the age of 21 prior to appointment; must be an Ohio resident at the time of appointment; have a valid Ohio driver’s license and be insurable under any City Vehicle Insurance Policy.  In addition, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:  1) possess a bachelor’s degree and have one year of law enforcement experience; or 2) possess an associate degree and have two years of law enforcement experience; or 3) have a minimum of four years full-time active-duty military service with honorable discharge and have one year of law enforcement experience; or 4) have three years of law enforcement experience.  Applicants must be currently employed or previously employed within the past twelve months, as a full-time peace officer, working a minimum of 30 hours per week in a jurisdiction in the State of Ohio; must possess a current and valid OPOTA certificate, including a current certification in firearms training. Full-time law enforcement experience shall be with an Ohio State Certified Law Enforcement Agency.

All applicants must submit to a thorough background check, polygraph examination, psychological and medical examination, drug screen, physical agility test and any other additional methods necessary to ascertain the qualification and abilities of the applicant.

The salary range is $68,681.60 to $92,643.20.  Excellent benefits are provided including pension pickup, health, dental, vision and group life insurance, paid vacation, holiday, personal and sick leave, uniform allowance.  Accrued sick leave with another public entity in the State of Ohio can be transferred to the City of Middleburg Heights.

Applications must be emailed to the Civil Service Commission secretary (smenoes@middleburgheights.com).  Please include “LATERAL PEACE OFFICER” in the subject line.  Final date for submission:  May 24, 2024.

The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • Copy of valid Ohio Driver’s License
  • College transcript, if applicable
  • Copy of high school diploma or an official high school transcript
  • Copy of OPOTA certification
  • Copy of DD214 with honorable discharge, if applicable

A Tri-C Police Officer Physical Agility Certificate is required.  If you have a current certificate, please include a copy with your application.  If you do not have a certificate, one will be required before hire.

Middleburg Heights Police