Piqua PD Asks the Community to Engage in Police Recruiting of Individuals Committed to Service, with Personal Integrity and High Ethical Standards
Here in Piqua, we are fortunate to have a public engaged with its police department with daily safety measures. We have open communication and most citizens still share information related to crimes that have occurred, which then leads to solved crimes.
We’d like to further engage our community in our “Everyone Is A Recruiter” strategy. Within the department, our Recruitment and Selection process is certified by the state of Ohio to include a plan to use every member of the department to receive the required training and to be recruiters. This allows us to expose people interested in being a Piqua Police Officer to a wide variety of reasons to apply, from the perspective of current members that span from administrators to probationary officers.
To expand this to the community, Piqua Chief of Police Bruce Jamison says, “If we could get diverse groups in our community to encourage people they know and trust to apply, that they also think could handle the challenges of 21st Century Policing, we would see the diversity we need in our pool of candidates to have a police department reflective of the community it serves.” We know there are people that can be very compelling in explaining why Piqua is such a good place to live and work. We need potential candidates to hear from them and see the community support of law enforcement extended in Piqua. Citizens don’t need to be experts in the salary and benefit package, they need to be experts in why a qualified candidate should join with them to make their city safe.
Our certified selection process if very challenging and we can’t hire everyone that meets the minimum qualifications. But we want to continue the difficult task of choosing the best from a large pool of qualified candidates that includes minorities and females. This begins with encouraging people to apply. All candidates for hire during 2017 must complete the application process before March 10, 2017.
Groups that would like more information on how to help us recruit should contact Deputy Chief Tom Steiner at 937-778-2027 ext 3015. Anyone can get more information on the selection process by typing “bit.ly/PPDjobs” in their favorite internet browser.
Media Contact: Deputy Chief Tom Steiner, Administration Division Commander, 937-778-2027 x3015, firstname.lastname@example.org