Airport Police Officer

Recruitment #22-3403-003



Provide full law enforcement/police services at Aviation facilities by enforcing applicable laws, ordinances, administrative orders, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Perform both foot and vehicle patrols, write detailed reports concerning FAA, TSA, O.R.C. regulation violations, criminals and non-criminal activities; issue traffic citations, make arrests as warranted and use judgment in all situations to ensure actions are appropriate to the applicable laws.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.).


Must be at least 21 years of age.


Must have completed, or be enrolled in, an accredited Ohio Peace Officer's Basic Training Program.  Must possess a valid Ohio Peace Officer's Training Council Certificate; OR the equivalent letter from the Attorney General of the State of Ohio.

A NONRETURNABLE copy of the certificate or equivalent letter must be:
  • Uploaded with your application; OR
  • Emailed to; OR
  • Presented at time of the examination
Applicants that are currently enrolled in an accredited Ohio Peace Officer's Basic Training Program must present proof of enrollment at time of the examination.


License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

General Requirements

Candidates who are hired and require Ohio Peace Officer Certification refresher training, must pay for the costs of such training. Training must be complete within one year of appointment as a condition of continued employment.

Candidates will be subject to psychological examination. Must maintain proficiency in the use and care of firearms.

Special Requirements

  • Must obtain a valid State of Ohio Emergency Medical Response (EMR) certification within 12 months from the date of appointment and maintain throughout employment as a condition of continued employment.

  • This is a multi-shift position and includes weekends, holidays and overtime and is subject to shift holdovers and recalls with no prior notice. This is a seven day a week, twenty-four hour operational unit and coverage minimums are dictated by TSA and FAA regulations.


Must be a citizen of the United States at time application is filed.

Background Investigation

Must be of good moral character and be able to pass an extensive background investigation including a polygraph examination.  Must not have any felony convictions even if such conviction has been sealed or expunged. Must not have any misdemeanor convictions for domestic violence unless the conviction has been expunged or set aside with the exception of those who have as a condition of pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights, been expressly barred from possessing or receiving firearms. Must be able to meet any and all Ohio Administrative Code or Ohio Revised Codes that govern the ability to attend Peace Office Training Academies and the ability to possess or receive firearms.


Final appointment is contingent upon passing a job-related medical examination, including drug screen and stress test.

Visual acuity must be correctable to 20/40 or better in each eye. Depth perception must be judged to be normal. Peripheral vision: field of vision in the horizontal meridian shall not be less than a total of 140 degrees. 

Must meet the approved medical and physical standards and be physically able to perform the required duties of the position of Airport Police Officer.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

Background Check 
A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees. 

Important COVID-19 Information 
Beginning November 1, 2021, newly hired City of Dayton employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be required to become fully vaccinated within 90 days of being hired.

Examination Date

Date & Time to be Announced
Civil Service Board Office
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent a link to self-schedule their examination time at a later date.