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2021 Police & Fire Dispatcher
Recruitment Packet

  The City of Northwood will be administering a competitive examination through its Civil Service Commission for Police & Fire Dispatcher

Examinations will be given through the National Testing Network (NTN) beginning on

Monday, August 30, 2021, and continue through Friday, October 8, 2021, no later than 4:00 pm
**Testing locations are limited- Schedule soon**
Those interested in testing should contact the NTN at http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. 
Submission of the completed application is required to both the NTN and
the City of Northwood Civil Service Commission. 
Applications for Police & Fire Dispatcher will be accepted starting
Monday, August 30, 2021, through Friday, October 8, 2021, no later than 4:00 pm. 
You can find the application above or on the City of Northwood's website at https://www.ci.northwood.oh.us/employment/.

If you are interested in working for the City of Northwood Police Department as a Patrolman or Police and Fire Dispatcher and would like to receive email updates the next time we are hiring, please click the link below to be added to our recruitment email list.

The City of Northwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Northwood Civil Service Commission offers full testing services for the position of “Police Patrolman” and "Police/Fire Dispatcher" for the Northwood Police Department through the National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN). 

We encourage you to register early to ensure you can complete the examination prior to the deadline. The examination is offered through the National Testing Network at multiple times and locations throughout the United States.

To complete an application and schedule a test, go to  http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Law Enforcement, and sign up with the Northwood Police Department (NPD).


  • Schedule a test.

  • Review all information related to the Northwood Police Department’s police patrolman position, including minimum requirements, salary, and benefits.

  • Find detailed information about the testing process for the NTN test and (NPD).

  • Have an opportunity to take online practice tests at http://ergopracticetests.com.

  • Schedule your own convenient test time and location.

  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.

Upon completion of the NTN exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the Northwood Civil Service Commission. Candidates who attain a passing score of 70% or better on each section of the examination and have met all of the requirements of the application process will be placed on the department’s Eligibility List.

National Testing Network does not replace the Northwood Civil Service Commission’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to the Northwood Civil Service Commission where the final decisions are made.

//The Northwood Police Department website was created and designed by John F. Eggleston III