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


In-person Applications:

Accepted starting June 13, 2022
through August 17, 2022,
no later than 4:00 pm 

Click on the photo above for the application packet.

August 24, 2022, at 6:00 pm in the
Josie Reinhart Community Center
6000 Wales Road, Northwood, OH



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


In-person Applications:
Accepted starting May 9, 2022,
through June 17, 2022,
no later than 4:00 pm.

through the National Testing Network (NTN)

through June 17, 2022, no later than 4:00 pm.

*Testing locations are limited- Schedule soon*

Those interested in testing should contact the NTN at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com

We REQUIRE a submission of the completed application to both the NTN and
the City of Northwood Civil Service Commission at 6000 Wales Rd., Northwood, OH. 



Entry level Police Officer

Recruitment Packet
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This application is closed

The City of Northwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Northwood Civil Service Commission offers complete testing services for the position of "Police Patrolman" 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 before the deadline. The National Testing Network offers the examination 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 the Northwood Police Department's information for 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 completing the NTN exam, they automatically forward the candidate scores 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 application process requirements will be 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. The Northwood Civil Service Commission makes the final decisions based on the candidate test results.