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





Boardman Township Civil Service Commission – Full-Time Entry Level Police Officer, Boardman, OH – Annual Salary $40,456-$67,142 (to include benefits & possible sign-on bonus.)

The application packet can be downloaded below, or by email request to, from Tuesday, August 30, 2022 through Friday, October 7, 2022. For questions, please call (330)726-4177 x 61701 during normal business hours or (330)540-8204 after 4pm, except holidays.

Completed applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 9-4pm Monday- Friday until Friday, October 7, 2022 except weekends & holidays. See complete job announcement for specific instructions.

If you encounter an unforeseeable scheduling conflict, please contact (330) 540-8204 for further assistance.

 The written examination will be administered in the cafeteria of Boardman High School, 7777 Glenwood Ave, Boardman, OH 44512, from 6-8pm

Download ->  2022 Entry Level Police Exam Packet

To learn more about the Boardman Police Department, click this link….