Become a Police Officer

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement?

We require successful completion of the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy. General requirements to enter the academy are: Criminal background check, physical fitness test, and drug screen. Click here for a list of training academies in Ohio.

In the City of Galion the police officer position is classified, meaning a Civil Service test is required. This test is conducted after a current list of eligible candidates is exhausted. 

When a test is announced, a job candidate fills out an application and receives the date and location of the test. The test consists of both written and physical exams. A new list of eligible candidates is generated based on the results of the Civil Service test, and job interviews are scheduled with candidates on this list.