Drivers traveling along South Raccoon Road in Austintown may have noticed a billboard advertising an upcoming open house for the Boardman Police Department.

The open house, scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, September 26 at the police department, is for anyone interested in becoming a police officer or working for Boardman Township Police Department in some other capacity.

The event will include tours of the police department and an overview of the job application process.

Those interested don’t have to have an application submitted to the Civil Service Board, or even have decided that they are going to apply, to attend the open house.

The Boardman Township Civil Service Commission will be administering an Entry Level Police Officer Exam.

The wage scale for non-rank patrol officers is $40,456 to $67,142 with wage and cost of living increases based on the collective bargaining agreement.

Pay increases with shift differential, contractual incentives, and available overtime.

Officers also receive health care benefits including an annual health savings account, annual uniform allowance, and other contractual benefits. A $3,000 hiring bonus is available.

The testing process starts with a two-hour written multiple-choice examination administered at 6 p.m. on October 9th. Additional points are awarded based upon military service, educational background, and current OPOTA-C officer certification. Drug screening, medical physical, physical fitness tests, and panel interviews will follow the initial written examination based upon a ranking of the candidates.

Additional information including eligibility requirements and registration material will be posted on the Boardman Township website