Botkins Police Department

Chief Wayne T. Glass Jr. Non-Emergency Phone (937) 693-4341
Fax (937) 693-6462

Emergency Only Call 911


Becoming a Botkins Police Officer

If you are interested in becoming a Police Officer for the Village of Botkins please send a detailed resume to P.O. Box 210, Botkins, Ohio 45306.  Resume and or applications or held in file for up to one year.  


Police Officers receive direct supervision from the Sergeant and Chief of Police.  Police Officers will coordinate his/her efforts with other village, city, and county agencies such as Police Departments, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Departments and EMS Units.   The officer must maintain a working relationship with other agencies and with the court systems.  Additionally, the officer works with various civic groups and other agencies such as the department of Children Services, the County Dog Warden, and the Humane Society.


The primary responsibilities of the Police Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • Patrol the village and enforce criminal and traffic laws

  • Serve as the first investigator of criminal misconduct and making all necessary reports and referrals to the appropriate agencies and courts

  • Assist the public with regard to civil matters and non-emergency functions such as funeral and money escorts.

  • Address civic groups, school children, or business groups about police duties and safety concerns.

  • Provide first aid and assisting emergency paramedics if necessary.

  • Check buildings within the village on a daily basis for security.

  • Photograph crime scenes and accident scenes, recover evidence and measure and diagram accidents.

  • Conduct witness interviews, interrogate suspects, type criminal charges/paperwork forms

  • Respond to emergency situations and determine what type of personnel, agencies or equipment is needed.

  • Safely operate vehicles in all weather conditions.

  • Work weekends and Holidays (Saturday and Sunday 7:30 pm - 3:30 am)

  • Attend various non-paid trainings and officer meetings on a monthly basis.


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Successfully pass interviews, background inquiries and medical examination.

  • Currently possess O.P.O.T.A Certificate, or obtain such certificate prior to employment.

  • Possess a valid driver's license.

  • Be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Be at Least 21 years of age.

  • A resident of Shelby, Miami, Logan, Auglaize, or Darke Counties, or become one within 90 days of employment.

  • Perform 30 working days of non-paid Field Training with a Field Training Officer