XPD Recruiting

We are pleased that you are considering Xenia Police Division as a possible career path. On this page you will learn more about the organization, its leadership structure and the culture of XPD.

Xenia Police Division was first established in 1871 and while there have been some changes to day to day duties to the job of police officer; at its core, the mission remains the same: protect and serve the community.

The police division's building is located in the heart of downtown Xenia, at 101 N. Detroit Street. In addition to the Xenia Police Division, the Justice Center houses the City of Xenia's Law Department, Victim Advocate Office, and Xenia Municipal Court.

Xenia Police Division

Officers will handle a wide variety of crimes in Xenia.  The most recent statistics from 2021 show that the crimes which officers handled most included assaults, larceny, and traffic accidents. 

In addition to the day-to-day operations, officers have the chance to have special assignments part of special units including SWAT, Bike Patrol, Detective, School Resource Officer (SRO), Special Tactical Unit (STU), Crisis Response Team (CRT), Field Training Operator (FTO), Hostage Negotiation Team drone operation, and crash reconstruction. The chart below shows the command structure of Xenia Police Division.

Xenia Police

Hiring Process

Before a candidate is considered for the officer position, he or she must complete the test for public safety departments provided by the National Testing Network. Tests can be completed in person or done virtually from home. Once a candidate has completed the test and the results are in, he or she would be contacted by the City of Xenia for an interview and background investigation. If a conditional officer is made, the candidate would then go through a psychological evaluation and physical agility test. 

Agility Test (Female)

Agility Test (Male)

Once the candidate has fulfilled these requirements, he or she would attend police academy (which is paid for by the City of Xenia).

What We Offer:

Starting pay for a Xenia Police Officer is $29.43 per hour, while the officer is in training at the academy, pay is reduced by 5%. Officers also receive $1,000 in a uniform allowance, $1,500 tuition reimbursement each year, and fitness pay between $2,000 and $3,000 each year. Officers also earn 12 days of vacation each year and 120 sick leave hours. 

XPD Cruiser

Xenia Police Division officers work on 12-hour shifts, from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., and 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.  All new officers can expect to be on the 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. shift for several years.  Schedules are made on a 2-week basis and work as follows: Week 1: work Monday, Tuesday, off Wednesday and Thursday, work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Week 2: off Monday, Tuesday, work Wednesday, Thursday, off Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Every other weekend is a 3-day weekend off. *One day of the two-week work week is an 8-hour day.*

Xenia Police Officers can live in any of the following counties: Greene, Warren, Clinton, Clark, Montgomery, Madison, Fayette, Champaign, Miami, Butler, Preble, and Highland. Residency requirements must be satisfied within 6 months after appointment.