New Albany Police Careers

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Thank you for your interest in the New Albany Police Department! New Albany is one of Ohio’s safest communities and a key reason is our police force’s strong interaction with residents and businesses to protect life and property. Whether performing vacation house checks, offering women’s self-defense classes and a Citizen Police Academy, working with businesses, patrolling neighborhoods, conducting bicycle safety programs for children or maintaining a presence on the school learning campus throughout the academic year, our officers understand that strong relationships set the foundation for a safer community.

Our department currently consists of more than 20 uniformed staff and nine civilian staff, including seven full-time dispatch staff. More than 90% of our uniformed officers have obtained degrees and one third of our officers are military veterans. The department holds itself to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism and earned National CALEA Accreditation in 2019. The New Albany Police Department is now one of less than 70 law enforcement agencies out of approximately 1,000 in Ohio to earn CALEA accreditation.

To view current job openings within the City of New Albany, click here. https://newalbanyohio.org/answers/careers/

Police Officer Hiring Process

The city uses the National Testing Network (NTN) for scheduling and administering the pre-employment test for police officers. Candidates can schedule an examination at a time and location that is convenient for their schedule. The city will pull a list of candidates throughout the year and invite candidates for a screening interview and physical test. To be invited to this phase of the selection process, candidates must have: (1) scored at least a 70% on all sections of the test; and, (2) completed a personal history questionnaire with NTN.* 

*Candidates who have illegal drug use in the last 3 years or an OMVI within the last 5 years will not be further considered.

The screening interview requires that the New Albany Police Department’s personal history questionnaire form be completed. Applicants will meet with an HR representative and a Sergeant to learn general information about the city and department as well as ask questions about the city or the department. The applicant will meet with a detective to discuss the background investigation process.

Applicants who pass the physical test and do not have any obvious disqualifying reasons, according to the hiring standards the police department has set, will be further considered for a full background investigation. After the investigation is complete or substantially complete, candidates will be invited to attend an Oral Board interview with a panel of Sergeants and an HR representative and recommended by the Board for a final interview with the Chief of Police and City Manager. Successful candidates will be extended a conditional offer of employment that includes pre-employment medical evaluations, lie detector examination, psychological evaluation, and a personality assessment.

Newly hired officers will be in a probationary status for a period of at least one (1) year from their date of hire. If a candidate is required to attend an academy, the probationary status will begin upon appointment and continue throughout the duration of the academy and an additional probationary period of one (1) year from the academy graduation. For candidates who already have their OPOTA certificate, the Chief of Police and City Manager have the discretion to determine whether a candidate will have to attend a police academy. While candidates attend the police academy they are considered probationary employees and entitled to pay and benefits.

Pay

Step 1       Step 2       Step 3      Step 4      Step 5

60,400      65,587      74,069      82,394      91,034

Candidates with the following qualifications or experiences will have their annual compensation enhanced as follows:

Associate’s degree  0.10%

Honorable discharge from military service  0.25%

Bachelor’s degree  0.25%

Military Service and Bachelor’s Degree 0.50%

Masters or professional degree 0.75%

Military Service and Master’s Degree 1.00%

Benefits

  • City participates in the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund
  • Health insurance beginning on the 31st day of employment
    • Voluntary Flexible Spending Account (Healthcare and/or Dependent Care)
    • Life insurance paid for by the city at 1.5x annual salary up to $150,000
    • Short term disability paid by the city
    • Dental and Vision insurance paid by the city
  • Voluntary benefits available
    • Ohio Deferred Compensation
    • Supplemental Life insurance
    • Accident insurance
    • Education reimbursement up to $12,000
  • Paid Time Off
    • Vacation, Sick, Personal and earned Compensatory Leave
  • Shift differential
    • $1.00 per hour
  • Uniforms and Allowances
    • Initial issue and replacement of equipment and uniforms
    • Plain clothes allowance for certain positions

About New Albany Police

For more information about the New Albany Police, please visit our Police page.

Open Positions

To learn more about open positions with the City of New Albany, please visit our Careers page.

Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, Compassion