The Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (O.P.B.A)

The Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (O.P.B.A) represents police departments  and law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio including ranking officers and chiefs.Membership in the O.P.B.A is limited to duly appointed, sworn police and law enforcement officers, correction officers and dispatchers of governmental or quasi-governmental police departments or police agencies or such retired officers, or dispatchers, located within the State of Ohio. This association exists to provide aid and protection to its members, for the education of its members, for the general welfare of its members and their families and for the betterment of police and people of their communities.


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10147 Royalton Rd. Suite J.
N. Royalton, OH  44133
Phone: 1-800-457-4190
Fax: 1-440-237-6446

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Dear Member:

This is a reminder that the next general membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 2,2014 at the Perrysburg Police Department training room.

We would like to thank Chief Dan Paez, who is allowing us to hold the meeting in the training room once again this year. The Perryburg Police Department is located at 330 Walnut Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551. As usual , this meeting will begin at 7:30 pm

Hope to see you Thursday October 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm


Thomas Austin, Executive Director
Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association


Miami Township Police is accepting resumes


Miami Township (Montgomery County), Ohio Police Department

Miami Township Police is accepting resumes from those who would like to join our team of dedicated public safety professionals.  Miami Township, population is approximately 29,000 (unincorporated area) 51,000 combined, and is 5 miles south of Dayton, Ohio.  Our thriving township boasts a diverse business climate, mixed housing stock and exceptional schools.  We have the authorize strength of 41 officers that covers an area of 20.87 miles. The Police Department is in the process of accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

The selected candidates will join the Chief in supervising subordinate supervisors who direct employees in the Operations or Administrative and Support Services components of the department.  Applicants must have a minimum of five years’ service in law enforcement supervision at the level of sergeant or above.  They must hold an associate’s degree or higher or working on undergraduate degree with two years of course completion; demonstrate completion of two years of job-related college courses or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  They must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and current Ohio peace officer training certification. Preferred Qualification are experience in CALEA and experience in facilitating CALEA certification, familiar with police budgets, experience in restructuring of agency, experience in handling payroll, and a proven leader.  Miami Township recognizes only degrees granted from a university or college if the degree granting institution is accredited.  The organization that granted the accreditation must have been officially approved as an accrediting agency by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Miami Township Police Captain pay range is $69,899.36 to $80,604.81 and includes an outstanding benefits package.  Starting pay will be offered based on knowledge, skills and experience.

The qualification process will include oral interviews and an assessment center conducted by an independent law enforcement consulting firm.  The Township reserves the right to include other standard screening steps as deemed necessary – to include review of past work performance, a background investigation, truth verification, psychological testing, physical and drug screening and the like.

The Police Chief of Miami Township in consultation with the township administrator reserve the right to interview any applicant who has met all qualifications.  Miami Township reserves the right to hire any of the top three candidates.   Hiring will be determined on several factors.  Evaluations from an independent law enforcement consulting firm, recommendations from the interview board, academic background and prior work experience including but not related to.

Interested individuals should submit an application, available on the Miami Township website – www.miamitownship.com – accompanied by a letter of interest outlining their experiences in the preferred qualifications and a brief resume articulating their education, related work experience, achievements, awards and the like, to Ronald L. Hess, Chief of Police, Miami Township Police Department, 2660 Lyons Road, Miamisburg, OH 45342.  Application deadline is September 29, 2014. Up to six candidates will move forward to an assessment center that will be on October 18, 2014. Applications will not be accepted electronically.  In accordance with Ohio public records law, the identity of applicants and application materials cannot be considered confidential.