City of Sylvania offers Civil Service Examinations
October 4, 2021 through November 2, 2021

City of Sylvania Civil Service Commission Open Competitive Examination Announcement
Police Officer/Police Cadet

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The City of Sylvania is offering full testing services for a position of Police Officer/ Police Cadet through National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN).  The application and testing period is October 4, 2021 through November 2, 2021.  To fill out an application and schedule an exam, please visit: , select Law Enforcement and sign up for the City of Sylvania Police Division.  You must register prior to taking the test.

Click here Job Description and Qualifications

Pay Rate if hired as Police Officer - $30.25

Pay Rate if hired as Police Cade- $19.00

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What to expect at the National Testing Inc. website:

  • Completion of the NTN application process.

  • Review all information related to the City of Sylvania Police Division Police Officer/ Police Cadet position.  This includes uploading all necessary documents including form DD214 and college transcripts.

  • Opportunity to take online practice test.

  • Schedule your own convenient test time.  Tests are offered multiple times a week at testing sites throughout the United States including Owens Community College for northwest Ohio applicants.

  • High quality job simulation exams in a standardized, fair testing environment.

  • Your scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Sylvania Police Division upon completion of the exam.  Candidates who attain a passing score (70%) or higher are placed on the division’s preliminary eligibility list for 2 years.  Candidates on this list will be contacted to participate in further stages of the selection process.


The National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment.  The National Testing Network does not replace the City of Sylvania Police Division’s decision making in the testing process.  All results for each qualified candidate are provided to the City of Sylvania Police Division and City of Sylvania Civil Service Commission where the final decision is made.

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Job Classification:  Police Officer/Police Cadet

Job Description for Police Cadet Available at:

The City of Sylvania Police Department is building an ongoing eligibility list for Police Officers that will remain in effect for two (2) years.

Contact Information:
Operations Captain Danilynn Miller


The department requires the candidate to complete a Personal History Questionnaire.  You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account.  The Personal History Questionnaire should be completed as soon as possible to be considered further in the process.

Salary Information: 
Starting Police Officer wage $30.25  Top step (4) $35.72
Starting Police Cadet wage $19.00


Benefit Information: 

  • Health, Vision,  Dental, and Life Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Deferred Compensation Program

  • Shift Differential Pay

  • Uniforms 

  • Retirement Plan (OP&F)


Department Overview: The Sylvania Police Division has a tradition of service.  The Division consists of 40 sworn and non-sworn personnel who are dedicated to the enforcement of law and improving the quality of life in the City of Sylvania.


Area Information:  The City of Sylvania, is a city in Lucas County, Ohio, United States. The population was 18,971 at the 2010 census. Sylvania is a suburb of Toledo, and encompassed by Sylvania Township. Its northern border is the southern border of the State of Michigan.

Population: 19,000+


Job Requirements


Age : 21 at time of appointment

US Citizen : Yes

High School Grad/GED : Yes

Valid OHIO State Driver's License : Valid Operator’s license – does not need to be Ohio, Officers may live in Michigan as well

Ability to Read/Speak English : Yes

Vision :

  • There shall be no color blindness.

  • There shall be no night vision blindness; must be able to see at night.

  • Peripheral vision shall be 70 degrees or greater.

  • Vision correction surgery must have been performed over one year from the date of the medical examination for the position.

  • Minimum requirements with correction: Binocular vision should be 20/20; each eye may be up to 20/40.

  • Minimum requirements without correction: 20/100 each eye.


College : Possess an associate degree or have completed a minimum of 96 quarter hours or 64 semester hours from an accredited college or university. Transcripts must be uploaded to the NTN site.

Academy Certification : Not required at time of appointment. However, the candidate must successfully complete the Ohio Peace Officers Certification Program within one year from date of appointment. In addition, any individual who is certified as a peace officer in the State of Ohio at the time of taking the Police Officer examination and who receives a passing score (70% or higher) shall have five (5) points added to their passing score. The Proof of Certification must be uploaded to the NTN site.

Prior Experience : Not required

Veteran's Preference : A veteran who receives a passing score on this examination shall have five (5) points added to their passing score. Form DD214 must be uploaded to the NTN site.

Hiring Process :

  • Submit application, PHQ and transcripts through National Testing Network

  • Complete testing with National Testing Network

  • Complete Background Investigation

  • Chief’s Interview

  • Once a conditional offer of employment is made, applicant must pass a psychological evaluation, physical/medical examination, and drug testing.


Disqualifiers :

  • Failure to meet minimum qualifications

  • Failure to complete testing and submit required documentation by closing date

  • Felony Arrest or Conviction

  • Domestic Violence conviction

  • Arrest and/or conviction of a theft offense

  • Current drug usage