Applications are being accepted August 9 through August 30.
MENTOR, Ohio — *Editor’s Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.
The Mentor Police Department is looking to add new officers to their force.
Mentor Police Chief Ken Gunsch issued a callout for applicants on Friday, encouraging people to join one of the most “highly regarded departments in the State of Ohio.”
“If you have ever considered a career as a police officer, or if you have been inspired to be an agent of change, this is your opportunity,” Gunsch added.
Candidates looking to apply must meet the following requirements to be considered.
- Must be at least 20 years old, turning 21-year-old before appointment,
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Complete required police training & achieve Basic Training Certification
The City of Mentor is an equal opportunity employer, however, those 36 years of age or older will not be eligible for original appointment.
“We are seeking the best candidates from across the region to join our team,” adds Gunsch, “We want those who share our passion for public safety and exhibit the integrity and professionalism that our community demands and deserves.”
At the time of the appointment, candidates must be U.S. citizens, take a written examination, physical agility test, background investigation, polygraph examination, medical examination, psychological test, drug screening and oral interview.
Annual salary for patrol officers ranges from nearly $62,000 to nearly $87,000 with full healthcare and additional benefits.
According to the department, they strive to “be a model for other agencies to follow through their commitment to professionalism.” That mission is achieved through “a strict code of conduct, modern and comprehensive policies and procedures, constant training, critical review of officer performance, investigation of all cases involving the use of force, and cultivating an overall culture that places service and assistance above enforcement,” the department said in a press release.
“We hold our officers to high standards just like the community does,” says Gunsch, “Our officers are well trained, they are disciplined, and have earned the continued trust and support of those they have sworn to serve and protect.”
Applications are being accepted August 9 through August 30. For more information and to download an application, click here.