Public Safety


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Be Part of UC

Join the University of Cincinnati Police Division

The University of Cincinnati Police Division is an internationally recognized police agency that prides itself in transparency, innovation, fairness, accountability, legitimacy, and collaboration with the community. We work with our partners in the community and across the university to support the greater mission of the university – the pursuit of academic excellence. We value a diverse and inclusive work environment and provide best-in-class training and education to provide the highest quality of service to our community.

A career as a police officer with the UCPD provides ample opportunity for advancement through supervision, the Criminal Investigations Section, the Special Events Section, the Canine Unit, the Community Engagement Section, the Honor Guard, the Motorcycle Unit, bike patrol, and training.

The role of an Emergency Communications Dispatcher is critical to keeping both officers and UC students, faculty and staff safe. Dispatchers are responsible for multiple functions that affect the safety of the university, including managing fire alarms, intrusion alarms, RCIC and LEADS, and monitoring cameras and radio communications.

Join one of the nation's leading universities and make a positive impact in the lives of others. UC Police Officers, Security Officers and Emergency Communications Dispatchers work every day to create a safe community, serving and protecting those who are poised to change the world.

If you are a problem solver who is passionate about serving your community, join an organization where you can train and grow.

The following positions are available at various times throughout the year. To check to see if a position is open, please click the link below.

  • University Law Enforcement Officer Apprentice
  • University Law Enforcement Officer 1
  • University Law Enforcement Officer 3 (Lateral)
  • Security Officer 1
  • Emergency Communication Dispatcher, FOP

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in a position and you would like to be contacted when the position opens.

UCPD is an agency that invests in our people. Our benefits include:

  • A competitive salary and an excellent benefit package
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse/domestic partner and your children
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Work for one of the nation's leading universities
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William Richey


51 W. Corry Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45221