Civil Service

In April of 1978, Boardman Township became the first township in Ohio to implement Civil Service protection for police officers and firefighters. The Civil Service Commission is composed of three citizens of the township appointed by the trustees to maintain professionalism in the departments. The commission adopted a set of rules and regulations to regulate the various aspects of employment and promotion within the safety forces. They also hear appeals of individuals with regard to disciplinary charges. Institution of the Civil Service Commission has removed political pressures from the hiring, firing and promotion within the safety forces. Whenever a vacancy occurs within the Police or Fire Department, it is filled from an existing eligibility list. Every two years (on the even-number years) the Civil Service Commission administers a competitive entry-level examination for police and fire candidates. All candidates passing the examination are placed on the eligibility list in accordance with their grades. These eligibility lists are in effect for two years. If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Davis at 330-726-4177, x. 7100.

Civil Service Commissioners

Gary R. West, Chairman

Martha L. Bushey, Vice Chairman

Richard A. Schafer, Secretary



12/21/16 Entry Level Police Exam is now closed.

12/6/16Agility Test update – Due to the large # of candidates wishing to take the TRI -C agility test on December 11, 2016, the Civil Service Board will allow a candidate to sit for the written test on December 21, 2016 with the understanding the candidate will participate in the January 22, 2017 TRI-C agility test.

January certificates must be turned in no later than January 25, 2017 by 4pm.  A copy of the certificate will be accepted at the Civil Service Office, 136 Boardman-Poland Rd or via email

If you have any questions, please call Vickie Davis, Civil Service Secretary at (330) 540-8204.