Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Powell Police Department to safeguard persons and property through preparedness and vigilance. The department holds true to a community policing philosophy. Its members shall continually strive for excellence in service, training, and professional development.


Core Values

Our core values are honesty, integrity, dependability, service to others before self, and a genuine desire to pursue what is right and good.


About the Agency

The City of Powell recognizes its employees as one of its greatest assets and strives to maintain a safe, respectful and professional workplace. We have a dedicated staff that takes every opportunity to provide exceptional service to the community.

The Powell Police Department offers an unrivaled sense of safety for its residents and businesses. It consists of 19 sworn officers and two civilian employees who respond to complaints, seek out long-term solutions to neighborhood challenges, and ensure the protection and security of area businesses.


Current Employment Opportunities

The current Police Officer process is closed as of Friday, May 19, 2023


Requirements to be a City of Powell Police Officer

At the time of appointment:

– United States citizen, or possess a valid permanent resident card

-Fluently read and speak English

-Must currently possess a valid Ohio Peace Officer certificate from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy or be able to pass the exam

-Must be 21 or older at the time of appointment

-Valid Ohio driver’s license

-High school diploma or equivalent certificate

-No felony convictions

-Must be able to successfully complete all stages of the selection process to include application phase, oral interviews, background investigation, truth verification examination, medical examination and psychological examination.


Automatic Disqualifiers

The following will disqualify a potential candidate from hire for the position of Police Officer:

-Any incidents of dishonesty or falsification throughout the application and selection process

-History of domestic violence or failure to pay court-ordered child support

-Employment history that includes a pattern of discipline or termination

-Any ‘dishonorable’, ‘bad conduct’ or ‘other than honorable discharge’ from military service

-A conviction of vehicular homicide or an equivalent offense

-Driving record which contains multiple moving violations, recent OVI or equivalent offenses, other serious traffic convictions or an overall poor driving record

-Criminal history, that includes:

-Any felony conviction

-An admission or a conviction for any theft offense within the last (5) years

-A pattern of theft or similar offenses

-Any fraudulent insurance or related claims

-Multiple criminal convictions of any nature

-Substance abuse, that includes:

-Any illegal substance use within one (1) year of the candidate’s application

-History of cultivating, manufacturing or trafficking in illegal drugs

-A pattern of using illegal drugs or abusing legally obtained drugs


Application Process

The application process is currently closed for a Police Officer position. 


City of Powell Police Officer Hiring Documents:

City of Powell Police Officer Selection Process

City of Powell Police Officer Advertisement

City of Powell Police Officer Job Description 


City of Powell Police Officer Application Packet (Applicants may be asked to complete these forms as they progress in the interview process)

Employment Application for City of Powell Police Officer

City of Powell Police Officer Applicant Release Form

City of Powell Police Officer Drug Test Release Form



Compensation Rates

2023Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5
Police Officer$69,005.41$77,517.37$88,421.65$94,619.17$99,759.30

Step advancement occurs after one (1) year of service on anniversary date of employment.

Past experience may be considered to start a newly hired employee in an advanced pay step.

Longevity Pay

Years of ServicePay
After 7 years through 14 years of service$750
After 14 years through 19 years of service$1,250
After 19 years of service$1,750

Health Insurance

The City offers medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage for all full-time employees and their eligible dependents day one (1) of employment.

UMR/United Healthcare Choice Plus

2023 RatesBi-weekly Premium
Employee Only$39.99
Employee & Spouse$83.97
Employee & Child(ren)$75.97
Employees & Family$119.89

The City has a high-deductible health care plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA).

$3,000 deductible for employee only coverage

$5,000 deductible for family coverage.

The City contributes up to 85% of the deductible to the employee’s HSA account.

$2,550 for employee only coverage.

$4,250 for family coverage.

Delta Dental

2023 RatesBi-weekly Premium
Employee Only$.50
Employee & Spouse$.50
Employee & Child(ren)$.50
Employees & Family$.50

VSP Vision Care

2023 RatesBi-weekly Premium
Employee Only$5.19
Employee & Spouse$8.73
Employee & Child(ren)$8.87
Employees & Family$14.37

Life Insurance

All employees receive a life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment policy free at one (1) times their annual earnings up to $75,000.

Paid Time-Off

The City offers paid leave for employees to have a work-life balance.


-New Year’s Day

-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

-President’s Day

-Memorial Day

-Independence Day

-Labor Day

-Thanksgiving Day

-Day after Thanksgiving

-Christmas Eve (4 Hours)

-Christmas Day

-New Year’s Eve (4 Hours)

Employees assigned to work a holiday are paid at a rate of one-half (1 ½ times) their regular rate

Employees may elect to place their holiday pay in a holiday pay compensatory time bank.

Personal Hours

Employees receive sixteen (16) personal hours each hour that must be used by December 31st

 Vacation Leave

Years of ServiceYearly AccumulationPer Pay Period
0 – 4 Years80 Hours (10 days)3.1 Hours
5 – 9 Years120 Hours (15 days)4.6 Hours
10 – 15 Years140 Hours (17.5 days)5.4 Hours
16 – 20 Years160 Hours (20 days)6.2 Hours
21 – 25 Years180 Hours (22.5 days)6.9 Hours
26 + Years200 Hours (25 days)7.7 Hours

Sick Leave

Accrual RateMaximum Annual Accrual
4.6 Hours per Pay Period119.6 hours / 15 Days

Additional Benefits

Shift Differential Pay

Officer-in-Charge Pay

Overtime and Special Duty opportunities

Equipment and Uniforms provided

Educational Incentive

Tuition Reimbursement


If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the Powell Police Department Recruitment Team at recruitment@cityofpowell.us.



Powell Police Department Recruitment Team


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