Public Safety


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Be Part of UC

Join the University of Cincinnati Police Division

The University of Cincinnati Police Division is currently seeking security officers.

Join one of the nation's leading universities and make a positive impact in the lives of others. UC Security Officers 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.

Job Overview

Under close supervision from university law enforcement officer or supervisor, checks and reports on safety and security conditions of grounds and/or buildings and/or equipment and/or investigates crimes, complaints or accidents, plus may perform any of the following as assigned; assists in apprehensions or detain violators or clients; assists law enforcement officers and firefighters during emergencies and/or enforces motor vehicle regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Work under close supervision.
  • Maintain security of grounds and/or buildings.
  • Contact and communicate with citizens.
  • Enforce parking regulations and issue citations.
  • Intervene in conflicts between individuals and groups.
  • Execute civil processes.
  • Testify in court.
  • Complete radio and telephone communications.
  • Take field notes.
  • Prepare narratives, summaries and incident case paperwork with supervision.
  • Preserve and protect crime scenes.
  • Write incident and other related reports.
  • Administer first aid and emergency care.
  • Assess situations for emergency medical.
  • Use proper protective equipment.
  • Assist stranded motorist.
  • Collect and properly route lost and found property.
  • Follow and report suspicious vehicles or persons.
  • Collect and properly route lost and found property.
  • Follow and report suspicious vehicles or persons.
  • Investigate unusual odors and sounds.
  • Enforce University rules and regulations, with supervision.
  • Use less than lethal force when appropriate.
  • Drive security vehicle.
  • Conduct proactive patrol.
  • Assist medical staff with restraints of patients.
  • Assist medical staff with locating AWOL patients.
  • Participate in COP programs with supervision.
  • Detain offenders with supervision.
  • Maintain custody of offenders with supervision.
  • Monitor and investigate intrusion, fire and CCTV alarms.
  • Assist police officers and fire fighters as needed.
  • Escort persons as appropriate.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.
  • Maintain high visibility presence in strategic areas around campus.
  • Engage with public with friendly customer service messages, such as directions and safe routes around campus.
  • Partner with the UC faculty, staff, students and surrounding communities to help solve chronic quality of life concerns.
  • Document activities by writing detailed reports to understand disorder, crime, and chronic problems.
  • Distribute to UC community crime prevention and safety related information.

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
  • A flexible schedule
  • Nothing beats walking our campus, a campus Forbes Magazine says is one of the world’s most beautiful
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William Richey


51 W. Corry Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45221