Civil Service information

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.

Civil Service Commissioners

  • Martha L. Bushey, Chairman
  • Gary West, Vice Chairman
  • Rick Schafer, Secretary


Police Officer

Civil Service testing, 2014.  For further information contact Civil Service @ 330-726-4199.


 911 Dispatcher

Job Description:  Answer incoming calls, 911/emergency and non-emergency; multi-tasking communication skills; assess critical situations and prioritize; disseminate information accurately; deal with the public in a professional, service-oriented manner.

Requirements:  Applicants must accept all shifts including weekends and holidays.  Initial consideration will be given to applicants with previous dispatch experience.  Must possess a high school diploma and undergo successful criminal background review, physical exam, CVSA and complete 1 year probation.

Employment Type:  Full Time

Applications can be obtained at the Boardman Twp. Police Department Records Room or on line at the Township website at boardmantwp.com (go to “Employment”, click on “Employment Application”).  Applications should be submitted to:  Boardman Police Department, Equal Opportunity Employer.