BECOMING A BAINBRIDGE POLICE OFFICER
To become a Bainbridge Police Officer, you must meet the minimum requirements, which are to be (21) years of age, a citizen of the United States, possess a valid driver’s license, have a high school degree or equivalent, and have no felony and/or disqualifying misdemeanor convictions.
We offer competitive salary and benefits, and our patrol staff transitioned to 12-hour shifts in the summer of 2022.
The “preferred” qualifications for job candidates include the above requirements, plus one or more of the following: have a college degree, received an honorable discharge from the armed services, have a minimum of four years of continuous law enforcement employment, are attending, or have graduated from a police academy, and have a current OPOTA certification.
In-service training programs and law enforcement-related courses are encouraged and provided. These programs are necessary to constantly improve the efficiency and professionalism of individual members. In addition, officers who want to continue their college education may have it paid for by the Township, if certain criteria are met and with the Chief’s approval.
To apply, you may pick up an application at the Bainbridge Police Department, or download the Police Officer Application via the link below. Completed applications must be turned in to the Bainbridge Police Department, attention: Lt. Kurt Dreger.