Hiring

​Why join the Hiram Police Department?
Because we offer you the chance at a career that will reinvigorate you, challenge you, reward you, and make you proud to be among a select few.  

Our low call volume and small town back-drop provide the ideal environment to learn policing in a way that isn't intimidating or humiliating.  We want you to succeed in policing and will work with you to help you develop the skills and confidence you need for success.  

We are unique in that we encourage and support the professional development of every officer in the organization.  We foster a culture of learning where diverse educational and cultural backgrounds are recognized as contributing to the professional nature of policing.  We endeavor to ensure that every officer in our organization fulfills his or her professional aspirations.

If you ever thought policing might interest you; if your current career leaves you feeling unchallenged; if you realized that your college education isn't offering you the job opportunities you thought it would;  if you want to make a difference in the lives of people and yourself; think about a career with us.  We would love to have you as part of our team.


Peace Officer Job Description

Sir Robert Peel's Nine Principles of Policing
  1. “The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.”
  2. “The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions.”
  3. “Police must secure the willing cooperation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and        maintain the respect of the public.”
  4. “The degree of cooperation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of  physical force.”
  5. “Police seek and preserve public favor not by catering to the public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute  impartial service to the law.”
  6. “Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise  of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient.”
  7. “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police  are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time  attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”
  8. “Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the  judiciary.”
  9. “The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.”