Departing FOP leader takes job with sheriff

Dec 25, 2012 Full story: The Columbus Dispatch

The departing president of the union that represents police officers in Franklin County won't return to patrolling the streets of Columbus after all.

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Columbus, OH

#1 Dec 25, 2012
I wish Mr Gilbert the best of luck on his new job.

I have one question on this article that maybe someone affiliated with the CPD or FCSO can address. It sounds like Sgt. Gilbert has been appointed to this position, so I'm wondering what kind of background investigation is required. From my friends who do work in law enforcement (I do not), if an officer decides to switch agencies, I think it is usually required that they undergo the same background process as any other candidate (full background investigation, psych test, polygraph exam, etc.) I'm pretty sure that if a normal Columbus officer decided he wanted to become a deputy sheriff, he would undergo the same type of process as anyone else applying off the street. Does anyone know if this is the case for appointments to the sheriff's office like this? Did Sgt Gilbert have to work through the background investigation, sweat through the polygraph exam, etc?

As a disclaimer I do work for either the Sheriff's Office or CPD, nor do I know Sgt Gilbert. I am just curious if appointments like this get the candidate a "pass" on some of the standard procedures for getting hired.

Thanks in advance for any comments and Merry Christmas.
Spookishere F trolls

Detroit, MI

#2 Dec 25, 2012
Gilbert is a oxygen thief thus he will breeze through any tests given by by the Democrat sheriff. Every question has at this as an ansewr "if only we had a larger budget" .
no one

Hilliard, OH

#3 Feb 14, 2013
The rank of Major in the 88 Ohio Sheriff's Offices is a fiduciary appointment. Essentially, the Sheriff may appoint anyone he sees fit. Additionally, to practice law enforcement functions, that appointee would necessarily need adequate peace officer certification sanctioned by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Beyond that, any further requirements would rest with county/sheriff's office policy.

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