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Public Safety Communications Advisory Committee

In September 2022, the Darke County Commissioners established the Public Safety Communications Advisory Committee, which is a volunteer advisory committee for the purpose of making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and the Sheriff on matters relating to their authority to operate a countywide public safety communications system. The Advisory Committee will meet at least biannually.

  • Road Patrol
    Job Type: Full Time Education Level: High School Diploma or GED Career Level: Entry How to Apply: In person or download application at www.darkecountysheriff.org Summary Under general direction, patrols designated area of the county to maintain order and enforce laws and ordinances; investigates complaints, accidents, crime reports, etc. and prepares reports; appears as witness in court when necessary; serves court orders; performs public relation activities; maintains personal and professional competence and awareness. Experience/Certification Required: Must possess valid Ohio driver’s license Must possess Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification Must be able to complete annual firearm and other job-related qualifications Salary/Benefits: Starting at $28.14/hr Longevity Pay - based on years of service Ohio Public Employee Retirement Health Insurance Dental Insurance Personal Days - can earn up to 4 personal days per year Vacation Time Sick Leave Paid Holidays APPLY NOW >
  • Corrections Officer
    Job Type: Full Time Education Level: High School Career Level: Entry How To Apply: In person or download application at www.darkecountysheriff.org Summary 12 hour shifts. Corrections Officers supervise inmates in a correctional setting; enforce applicable jail rules and regulations and the Ohio Revise Code, patrol buildings, yards and corridors to ensure the safety and security of the facility. Experience/Certification Required: Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older United States citizen High School Diploma or equivalent Meet physical, mental and training qualifications as set by the Sheriff Valid Ohio drivers license Absence of a criminal record On the job and state certification training provided Salary/Benefits: Starting at $21.28/hr Longevity Pay - based on years of service Ohio Public Employee Retirement Health Insurance Dental Insurance Personal Days - can earn up to 4 personal days per year Vacation Time Sick Leave Paid Holidays APPLY NOW >
  • 911 Dispatcher
    Job Type: Full Time Education Level: High School Career Level: Entry How To Apply: In person or fill out the application on our website Summary 12 hour shifts. Dispatchers receive and prioritize emergency and non-emergency telephone calls from the public; dispatch appropriate emergency services agencies; monitor public safety personnel in the field; retrieve and enter computer data. Dispatchers work with multiple computer and phone systems and must be able to multi-task. Background in public safety (law, fire, EMS) is a plus, but not necessary. Experience/Certification Required: Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older United States citizen; High School Diploma or equivalent Meet physical, mental and training qualifications as set by the Sheriff Valid Ohio Drivers License Absence of a criminal record On the job training provided. Salary/Benefits: Starting at $21.28/hr Longevity Pay - based on years of service Ohio Public Employee Retirement Health Insurance Dental Insurance Personal Days - can earn up to 4 personal days per year Vacation Time Sick Leave Paid Holidays APPLY NOW >

The Advisory Committee is comprised of the following members: 

 

One County Commissioner

 

Two Fire Chiefs (representing village or township agencies) - Chief Brian Pearson, Versailles Fire; Chief Kurt Troutwine, Arcanum Fire

Two Police Chiefs (representing village agencies) - Chief Josh Bolin, Versailles Police; Chief Marcus Ballinger, Arcanum Police

Two EMS Chiefs - Chief Eric Burns, Tri-Village Rescue; Chief Terry Shroder, Arcanum Rescue

One City of Greenville Public Safety Chief - Chief Russ Thompson, Greenville Fire

One City of Greenville Emergency Communications Supervisor or Dispatcher - Lt. Dean Flanery

County Sheriff or Designee - Sheriff Mark Whittaker

County 911 Coordinator - Melissa Hawes

County Emergency Management Director - Mindy Saylor

Member of the Board of Township Trustees - Ty House

Mayor of a Village in the County - Mayor Matt Harrison

Citizen at Large - Eric Fee 

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