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. Approximately 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, ext. 61701.

Civil Service Commissioners

Atty. Martha L. Bushey,  Chairman
Richard A. Schafer,  Vice Chairman
Aaron M. Franks


Open competitive examination 

Full-time Entry-level Police Officer

Application & Open Testing Period:      March 11th to April 19th, 2024

Testing conducted through the National Testing Network (NTN)


The Boardman Township Civil Service Commission will be offering full testing services for the position of Full-time Entry-Level Police Officer through National Testing Network (NTN). To register with NTN and schedule a test, go to, select ‘Find Jobs’, then select “Law Enforcement” Jobs and sign up for the Boardman Township Police Department test.

When you visit the website:

  • Complete the NTN registration process and schedule your test.
  • Review all information related to the Boardman Township Police Department Full-time Entry-Level Police Officer test, including minimum requirements, salary, and benefits.
  • Review detailed information about the testing process.
  • Review the Frequently Asked Questions and take an online practice test (if desired).

Optional items:

Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to the Boardman Civil Service Commission. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry-level exam will be placed on the Boardman Civil Service Commission’s eligibility list.  The Boardman Police Department will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry-level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Boardman Civil Service Commission’s responsibility and decision-making in the testing process.  All candidate results are provided to the Boardman Civil Service Commission where the final decisions are made.

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Davis at 330-726-4177, ext. 61701.

After hours, text or call 330-540-8204