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Entry Examination Information

The City of Bedford Civil Service Commission will be establishing a list of candidates for the position of police officer for the Bedford Police Department. The written test will be administered on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at Ellenwood Recreation Center located at 124 Ellenwood, Bedford, Ohio 44146. Candidates must have a valid Tri-C physical agility certificate by the date of the written exam, May 2nd, 2015. Certificates from previously taken physical agility exams will be accepted if issued any time after April 30th, 2014. Applicants needing to register for the March 15th, and April 19th, 2015 physical agility test may do so by contacting Tri-C at 216-987-3033.

The City of Bedford Civil Service Commission will be awarding additional points for City of Bedford Residency, Military Service, an Associates and Bachelor College Degree and an O.P.O.T.A. Certificate. Qualified candidates must have at least a high school diploma or G.E.D., valid driving privileges, and no felony offenses.

In addition candidates will be required to sign up for the written exam and complete a City of Bedford candidate application package which must be filed with the City of Bedford's Finance Department from the period 9:00 a.m. on February 23rd, 2015 through 5:00 p.m. on April 24th, 2015. Cost for this exam will be $20.00 cash or money order and will be accepted at the time of registration. This application package will include information on how to obtain points for City of Bedford Residency, Military Service, Associates or Bachelors College Degree and an O.P.O.T.A. certificate. The applicant must return the completed application in person with a photo ID. Applications are available on the City’s website at www.bedfordoh.gov or at Bedford City Hall, 165 Center Road, Bedford, Ohio 44146. Candidates will be required to successfully complete an extensive background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological examination, drug testing (the City of Bedford Civil Service Commission utilizes the FBI Employment Drug Use Disqualifiers for any job candidates), personal interview, and medical exam. The tie breaker between candidates will be the fastest time from the police physical agility exam’s 1 1/2 mile run.

The City of Bedford is an equal opportunity employer.

For application package information, including all forms that need to be completed, click here

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