Civil Service Exam Information







Date & Time:            April 25, 2020      July 25, 2020

Place:                         Cheviot Fieldhouse, 3723 Robb Avenue

Age:                            At least 21 years of age

Requirement:           High School Diploma or GED Certificate, and OPOTA Certified at time of appointment


An open competitive Civil Service Examination to establish an eligibility list for the City of Cheviot Police Department will be held as stated above. The exam will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.  Doors will be closed and no one will be granted admittance after 9:00 a.m.  The process will consist of a written examination requiring a passing score.  Applicants who pass the written test will continue to a physical agility test (pass/fail), and an oral exam (20% of total score).

After receiving a total passing grade on the written test, the applicant will receive an additional credit for the following:

  • 20% for military credit upon proof of service time;
  • 10% for having earned a bachelor’s degree (attach a copy of your diploma);
  • 5% for having earned an associate’s degree (attach a copy of your diploma);
  • 5% for those who have service as Cheviot Auxiliary (attach proof).

No person shall be entitled to more than 20% increase on their test score.  Each successful applicant must be willing to submit to a rigorous background check, pass a medical exam, a polygraph exam and submit to a psychological exam.

Salary for Full-time, first year probationary police officers is $57,328.44 and after one year increased to $70,959.64 (Effective April 1, 2020).  Benefits include paid holidays, vacation (after one year), group hospitalization/major medical plan and police liability insurance coverage.  All equipment and uniforms are supplied at no cost to the employee.

Applications will be available at Cheviot City Hall, 3814 Harrison Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 3:45pm on the 2nd floor, Administrative Office.  Applications will be accepted starting June 1, 2020 through July 1, 2020.  There is a $15 administrative fee charged for each application.  Attach to application proof of education, any military service, and/or any police certifications. Please see Sarah Kastner for applications or call 513-661-2700.

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