Public Safety
A UC student and a UCPD officer sit in a cruiser.

Job Shadowing

The University of Cincinnati Department of Public Safety offers a job shadowing opportunity to those interested in observing the daily functions of the department. It is open to faculty, staff, students and general public. Areas shadowed may include, but are not limited to, patrol (including ride-alongs), dispatch, investigations and administration. Interested applicants can apply below.


  • Arrive approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled ride along
  • Attire
    • Collar button up shirt
    • Blouse
    • Slacks or khakis; cannot be torn or tattered
  • Closed toe shoes; no gym shoes or sandals
  • Must have a valid government ID with photo or UC ID

If you are interested in participating in the job shadowing program, please fill out the form below.