Four new Dublin police officers were sworn in last month.

Four new Dublin police officers were sworn in last month.

Steven Borton, Andrew Clark, Devin Howard and Timothy Troxell II were all sworn in as officers of the Dublin Division of Police June 21.

The new officers went through a four-month hiring process that included a written test, panel interview, background investigation, polygraph investigation, psychological testing, physical exam, drug screening and final interview, information from the city said.

"Our hiring process is extensive; we usually start out with more than 300 applicants for one to six positions," Police Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg said in a news release.

"These recruits rose to the top," von Eckartsberg said.

"They are excellent candidates. We have very high hopes for all four of these men."

The new officers will join 65 others already on the force.

Two new officers were approved in the city's 2013 budget and the other two were hired to replace a retiring officer and another who resigned.

Borton previously worked as a police officer for Columbus State Community College.

Clark served as a security officer at the Ohio State University Medical Center.

Howard comes to Dublin from Fremont, where he had been a police officer since 2008.

Troxell was a military police officer and accident investigator in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2008 to 2013.