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, Dispatch Center, and Xenia Municipal Court.
Officers handle a wide variety of crimes in Xenia. The most recent statistics from 2021 show that the crimes handled most often included assaults, larceny, and traffic accidents.
In addition to the day-to-day operations, as 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.
The hiring process for police officer candidates includes the following:
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.*