The Bellefontaine Police Department, in conjunction with the Bellefontaine Civil Service Commission is proud to announce that effective in 2020, the Bellefontaine Police Department will begin accepting lateral transfers. This change will now allow current law enforcement officers that already work in policing to apply to work at our agency. This eliminates the need for current law enforcement officers to take a written examination and a physical agility exam to enter the hiring process. Instead, when a date is announced, the City will accept applications for lateral transfers. Then, after the application phase ends, further steps in the hiring process will then start. Those steps will still include an oral board interview, polygraph exam, psychological exam, background investigation, and medical review. Following those steps, a list will be compiled of qualified candidates. This list will be considered an additional pool of candidates that the City may hire from aside from any list certified by the Civil Service Commission of applicants who have not yet been hired by another agency. The City then may choose to hire from either list, allowing for a broader view of potential candidates.
To request a notification of the next officer entry level testing, please fill out the request on the Police Employment page.
The Bellefontaine Civil Service Commission announces a three-part competitive examination including written eligibility, a physical agility evaluation and an oral interview to establish a Civil Service Eligibility List for the position of POLICE OFFICER in Bellefontaine Ohio Police Department.
Applications may be received by mail or obtained during regular business hours at the Bellefontaine Police Department, City Building, 135 North Detroit Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 and must be filed with the Service Safety Director's Office, City Building, 2nd Floor, 135 North Detroit Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 no later than 4:30 p.m. August 14, 2020. The city building is closed to the public at this time due to COVID-19. Please contact Heather Feasel to set an appointment for returning your application at 937-592-4376 or email at email@example.com.
Additional information & application requirements available here.
We have several openings for the 2020 SAFETY TOWN program. If you are interested please get signed up quickly. Sign up is available through the Bellefontaine Joint Recreation District website.
SAFETY TOWN WILL TAKE PLACE THE WEEKS OF JULY 6-10 AND JULY 13-17. PLEASE NOTE SESSION OCCUPANCY IS LIMITED TO 12 CHILDREN PER SESSION DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS.
This is a free program held for children who will be entering kindergarten in the Fall. This program includes pedestrian safety, traffic signals and signs, fire safety, good and bad touch, not getting in cars with strangers and hazards of drugs, among other things. Instructors are trained officers from the Bellefontaine Police Department, Logan County Sheriff's Office and may be assisted by Township Officers and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The instructors use films, lectures, coloring books, traffic signs and signals, and stress vehicle and bus safety during their time with the students.
All sessions will be held at Mac-A-Cheek Learning Center (formerly Western Intermediate School) at 1130 W. Sandusky Ave. (St. Rt. 47 W) where the children will enter through the rear (north) doors. Classes last approximately two hours and are held Monday through Friday with both 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. sessions available. Parents may attend sessions with their children as needed or desired and should inform the instructor of their intent when signing in their child each day.
If you have any questions or need more information please feel free to contact Tim Notestine at (937) 593-0417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and meet with some of the Bellefontaine Police Officers and the Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni. Share in anti-crime messages, handouts, Safety Pup, FREE entertainment and FREE Hamburgers and Hotdogs, all while the supplies last.
“Share in an evening against crime with your neighbors.”
Join us for the 8th annual Community Safety Event where you can meet with law enforcement from many county wide, state and federal law enforcement agencies. There will be the annual K9 Chicken Dinner fundraiser, along with other Fun, Food and Games. This event is free to the public
The Bellefontaine Police Department has an exciting opportunity for 30 5th grade students this summer. We will be holding a FREE 5-day D.A.R.E. camp at YMCA Camp Willson the week of July 20th through July 24th, 2020. The hours of the camp will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students in Bellefontaine City limits will have busing provided by Bellefontaine City Schools or students can be dropped off/picked up by parents for the week of D.A.R.E. camp. The deadline to apply for this camp is July 10th.
The event will not take place on May 16th. We hope to reschedule it for a later date. Stay tuned for updates.
The Bellefontaine Police Department will be hosting two, one-day Youth Academy Classes in March 2020.
The classes will be on the following Saturdays, March 7th and March 14th. The class will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
These two classes are open to all Logan County high school Juniors or Seniors who have an interest in pursuing a law enforcement career or just want to explore the idea of that career path.
Applications can be picked up in your High School's office or at the Bellefontaine Police Department. Applications need to be returned to your High School Office or the Bellefontaine Police Department no later than February 20, 2020.
The course is FREE so pick the date that fits your schedule.
UPDATE: As of 3/12/20, the Senior Health and Safety Fair has been cancelled.
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