The City of Kirtland is currently accepting applications for the position of part-time Police Officer/School Resource Officer (SRO), position. Salary range $19.61 to $20.61 an hour. Candidates must be OPOTA certified at the time of filing the application and will be required to participate in an evaluation process that includes medical, psychological, drug testing, and background investigation. Prior experience is preferred, but not necessary. Click here for application. Applications are also available at City Hall 9301 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, Ohio. Completed applications should be dropped off at City Hall with a resume included.

Minimum Job Requirements & Qualifications necessary for the positions:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and a US Citizen
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license
  • Must be a certified police officer in the State of Ohio (O.P.O.T.A.)
  • Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check, medical screening, psychological, and polygraph or computer voice stress analysis (C.V.S.A.)
  • Must possess the physical and mental capabilities needed to perform the duties of a police officer
  • Must possess excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Must be available to work any combination of daytime and nighttime hours as well as weekdays, weekends and holidays
  • Knowledge of how courts work and how to present evidence during court proceedings
  • SRO’s are often trained by the Ohio Schools Resource Officers Association (OSROA) this is a requirement that must be met prior to the end of the first calendar year of hire

The City of Kirtland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description – Part Time Police Officer/ SRO

JOB TITLE:     POLICE OFFICER (Part-time) School Resource Officer

DEPARTMENT:  POLICE-Kirtland Local Schools


This position performs community law enforcement including the prevention, detection, and investigation of criminal acts within the school system; the apprehension and arrest of law violators; and the safeguarding of lives and property within the Kirtland Local Schools. The SRO will assist with the security at extracurricular activities such as athletic events and dances upon request by school principals or their designee. The SRO will contribute to the positive police-school community relation efforts, especially when these efforts relate to students and parents. The SRO will be assigned to the School District on regular school’s days as agreed upon and will provide services to all facilities within the District.


The school is the primary assigned area but the SRO must be capable to control traffic, prevent crime and arrest violators during the course of their duty.

  • SRO is the primary law enforcement at the school during school hours.
  • SRO will participate in academia and be capable to educate students, families, and staff on drug use prevention and education along with other law enforcement safety topics.
  • SRO will foster positive school climate/crime prevention.
  • SRO will maintain a good working knowledge of both police department and school district policies and procedures.
  • SRO will maintain the safety and security of the school grounds and surrounding area.
  • SRO will be available to work both in conjunction with the school and road patrol.
  • Respond to calls for assistance quickly and safely.
  • Investigate crimes/complaints: interview suspects, victims, witnesses, etc.
  • Cite and arrest violators when applicable.
  • Write traffic citations and department reports completely and accurately.
  • Have a good working knowledge of all courts (municipal, juvenile, and common pleas)
  • SRO must be capable to testify in court.
  • Operate department equipment according to policy guidelines safely. This includes but is not limited to the following, police cars, firearms, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required the memorandum of understanding (MOU).

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Light work (exerting in excess of 20 lbs. of force occasionally and 10 lbs. frequently); Indoor/outdoor.  Subject to hazards: moving mechanical parts, electric current, water, chemicals, physical violence, atmospheric conditions, fumes, odors, dust, gases, oils, noise and vibration; physical activity:  climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping and running.

REQUIREMENTS:  High school graduate or G.E.D. certificate.  Certified Ohio law enforcement officer (O.P.O.T.A.). Valid driver’s license. Ability to express or exchange ideas and instructions accurately, clearly, loudly and quickly by means of the spoken and/or written word; receive detailed information through oral communication and be able to interpret, act or convey the information in a comprehensible way through the spoken and/or written word.

2020 Job Application - City Of Kirtland
2020 Job Application - City Of Kirtland
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