Career Opportunities

Sylvania Township is an equal opportunity employer.


We have 44 full-time, sworn officers and offer many opportunities for professional development.

The Sylvania Township Police Department is a diverse group of men and women dedicated to serving our community with the highest level of integrity, respect, fairness and compassion.  We strive to create a safe environment for all who choose to live in, work in or visit our area.  We take pride in ourselves and expect nothing less than the highest ethical behavior from our members, both personally and professionally.


We are not accepting applications at this time.


Minimum Qualifications For Police Officer Applicants
1. At least 21 years of age (maximum age at time of application is 40)
2. Must be a U.S. Citizen
3. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving history that meets the criteria for insurability established by Sylvania Township
4. Must have at least 64 semester (96 quarter) hours of college credit at an accredited college or university by date of hire
6. Must be able to work rotating shifts, nights, overtime, weekends, and holidays
7. Must be eligible to be LEADS certified
8. Able to operate standard office equipment, including personal computers and word-processing software
9. Nicotine free: pertaining to all tobacco and nicotine products
10. Able to work independently, make critical decisions, and use initiative and common sense
11. Must possess considerable human relations and communication skills


We do not require OPOTA Certification.


For information about our hiring process, please contact Lieutenant Sarah Toth at 419-720-3012 or email

Police Officer Compensation

The Ohio Patrolman’s Benevolent Association provides legal and bargaining representation for members of The Sylvania Township Police Department. Pay rates are established through collective bargaining.

Police Officer Benefits

Sylvania Township offers Medical (including prescription), Dental and Vision plan coverage. Employees pay into the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and can choose to contribute to Ohio Deferred Compensation, a supplemental retirement plan similar to a 401k.


Additionally, employees receive:

  • All initial issue uniforms and equipment, including bulletproof vest
  • $700/year uniform allowance (after first 12 months of employment)
  • Longevity pay after 5 years, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, wellness program and gym reimbursement
This isn’t just a job, it’s a calling.

Sylvania Township Police Department
We Are Guardians Of The Community.

4420 KING RD | SYLVANIA, OH 43560 | 419-882-2055

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