Open Positions

City of Sylvania, Ohio
Position Announcement

Chief of Police

The City of Sylvania is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police. Located in northwestern Ohio, Sylvania has a residential population of 19,000 residents and covers approximately 6.5 square miles. The Division of Police has a staff of 34 uniformed officers, 6 dispatchers, and 1 full-time administrative support civilian.  The police department budget for calendar year 2018 is approximately $4.9 million.

  • Candidates must have demonstrated skills in these five areas: leadership, communication, management, budgeting and community relations.
  • Candidates must have achieved the rank of Sergeant or above for at least four years with a minimum of eight years of responsible police management experience.
  • A Bachelor degree or above in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Political Science or a similar field related to law enforcement
  • Candidates must be OPOTA certified at the time of application.

Candidates must submit a resume with cover letter and a completed City of Sylvania job application by December 21, 2018 to: Human Resources, City of Sylvania, 6730 Monroe Street, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.  No applications will be accepted via email. You can access the City application and the complete job  description by clicking on the links below. If you have any questions, please contact Nora Dillon at 419-885-8932 or at

Chief of Police full job description

Chief of Police job application

The City of Sylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer