What used to be a job people stood in line for, just isn’t glowing as before.
The New Boston Police Department is hiring patrolmen to help serve the community they protect. Captain Robert Deerfield is looking for those qualified men and women.
At its core, the NBPD holds professionalism, respect, integrity, discipline, enthusiasm, urgency, and attention to detail as the utmost. Men and women looking to serve their community have to look no further than the P.D.
The Village of New Boston needs new officers. Deerfield would say during an interview, in terms of law enforcement, “Scioto County is competitive.”
The Captain would continue at one point, the position used to appear bright. Now, it became dull and uninviting.
“Officers realize after a while, it isn’t working.” Deerfield would continue that the complaints are not the only thing causing turnover.
Some also use the New Boston P.D. as a steppingstone, referring to the competition in Scioto County, Deerfield would state that some officers, work for a short time and move on.
“They will come in, get some experience, then go look for another department.”
That hasn’t stopped the NBPD from doing their jobs, however. In 2019 there were 739 physical and misdemeanor arrests and 83 felony arrests. Calls from traffic issues, disturbances and the like totaled 6,992.
The NBPD is still serving the public to the best of their ability, but new officers are required to perform to their best.
Under village ordinance, New Boston is allowed 10 officers, Deerfield states they are looking to hire 2-3. Base requirements must be passed before you can be considered for the position. You must be 21, posses a GED or equivalent, be able to pass background, physicals and psych exams. Driver’s license, Ohio Peace Officer Certificate, and be able to pass firearms tests.
After the hiring process and council selection, a one-year probationary period ensues. New officers start at $16.24 hourly, around $33,779 yearly. Full insurance and a pension fund is available at the start.
Those interested can apply a variety of ways, from the Mayor’s Office, or Chief of Police Office, a physical application can be acquired. A digital version is also available online. Complete fours can be mailed or walked into the Police Department.
More information can be found on the New Boston Police Department’s website.
Reach Bailey Watts (740) 353-3101 Ext 1931
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