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The Village of Danville is known as “The Gateway to Amish Country”. We are the trailhead/terminus for both the Kokosing Gap Trail and the Mohican Valley Trail that extends to the Bridge of Dreams in Brinkhaven.

Located on U.S. 62, 15 miles northeast of Mount Vernon, Danville is a thriving community of 1,100 residents with homegrown pride and down home values. Home of the second oldest Catholic parish in Ohio, St. Luke Catholic Church, Danville’s roots run deep. The original Danville was laid out by George Sapp, Sr. and Robert Waddell in 1813 and was named for Daniel Sapp, a soldier in the War of 1812. Danville later merged with 2 smaller villages, Rosstown (Rossville) and Buckeye City, to create the village that is seen today.

Small stores to shop and places to eat are plentiful in the community and we offer many activities for visitors to our village. Come and enjoy the small town atmosphere that our village has to offer.

In June, the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival is held at the Danville Community Park with games, rides, contests, and food dominate the three-day event where friends and family find time to get back to the basics of life.

While in Danville, take advantage of the two trails available. If you are a horse enthusiast, be sure to bring your horse and travel the Mohican Valley Trail, a trail open to any non-motorized mode of transportation. This trail runs from Danville to Holmes County. Runners, bikers, and walkers enjoy the scenery of the Kokosing Gap Trail that runs from Danville to Mount Vernon.



Open Law Enforcement Positions


The Village of Danville, Ohio Police Department (Knox County) is accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer. Under the direction of the Chief of Police the successful candidate will be responsible for providing community policing through patrol duties, becoming involved with departmental events within the community and beyond as directed. The successful candidate will handle emergency calls, as well as routine traffic enforcement, crime prevention and crime investigation and be willing to become a certified police K9 handler for the department.  

Salary Range:  $30,000-$32,000 yr. w/benefits and privilege of taking cruiser home at end of each shift.




Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, or related field helpful;

Must possess Ohio Peace Officer Training Certificate; 

Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Ohio driver’s license before appointment; 

Must be willing to have a thorough background check performed; 

Must be willing to have credit report run; and submit to a Criminal Voice Stress Analysists (CVSA).

Interested candidates are to submit a cover letter, résumé with contacts and previous employers, and desired salary to, Danville Police Department c/o Chief Daniel J. Weckesser P.O.Box W Danville, Ohio 43014 no later than 5 p.m. on, Friday June 02, 2017.

All submissions must be delivered by regular U.S. Mail or overnight delivery service. Submissions may also be dropped off at the Danville Police Department 512 South Market Street by required date and time.  No faxed or electronically transmitted documents will be accepted.

The Village of Danville is an equal opportunity employer as well as a drug and alcohol free environment.

Because of the public records laws in Ohio, the identity of applicants and application materials cannot be considered to be confidential.

The Danville Police Department is accepting applications for the position of auxiliary police officer also. Applicants must hold active Ohio Police Officer certification. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and have no major traffic violations. Applicants must also have no criminal record. This position is a volunteer position with the possibility of assigned paid details. Applicants must be willing to be on-call on an as- needed basis. Applications can be picked up at the Danville Village clerk’s office at 512 S. Market Street Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4PM.   

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