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The Selection Process

The following outline is designed to address the key areas of the selection process that allows agencies to both screen in and screen out the qualities and attributes required for the law enforcement officer position. It is important to note that the quality of this process depends on an agency's prior planning, preparation, and commitment to the overall process. The following are the recommended selection components for hiring a law enforcement officer.

Please note that the actual hiring process can vary, and not all agencies follow these specific steps in this precise order. For details and timeline on the selection process of an Ohio law enforcement agency, please reach out to their office for more details.

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There are approximately 900 local law enforcement agencies in Ohio

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