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Chief of Police Job Announcement

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Clermont County, Ohio


Pierce Township is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police due to the retirement of our current Chief. Pierce is located east of Cincinnati in Clermont County, OH adjacent to the Hamilton County line to the west, the Ohio River to the south and SR 125 to the north. East Fork State Park is just beyond our eastern border.  Current population exceeds 15,000 (since receiving 3,000 residents after the dissolution of the Village of Amelia) and encompasses roughly 23 square miles.

The Chief of Police oversees the supervision of 17 full-time, one part-time police officer and one administrative staff member.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Township Administrator and the Board of Trustees.

Qualified Candidates must have:

  • Certification as a police officer in the state of Ohio and a valid Ohio driver’s license.
  • Minimum of 10 years law enforcement experience with at least 5 years in a supervisory role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, police administration, or a related field. (Master’s Degree preferred) Specialized management training such as the FBI Academy, Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC), Southern Police Institute (SPI), Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE), or Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) preferred.
  • Citizenship in the United States or have declared his or her intention of becoming a U.S. citizen and have authorization to work in the United States.

Those selected as finalists can expect interviews with the Administrator, and a committee established by the Trustees. The official appointment requires approval by the Pierce Township Board of Trustees.

Note: Original application deadline has been extended through close of business on November 1, 2021.  

Salary: DOQ

Qualified applicants should send letter of interest, resume and at least 3 references to: Pierce Township

Attn:  Loretta Rokey, Administrator
950 Locust Corner Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45245

Or Email to:             No Phone Calls please

Because of the public records law in Ohio, the identity of applicants and application materials cannot be considered confidential.

A comprehensive background check will be conducted on all qualified candidates and final offer will be conditioned upon the results of any psychological, medical, and/or polygraph examinations required.