Public Safety

Recruitment

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Be Part of UC

Join the University of Cincinnati Police Division

The University of Cincinnati Police Division is currently seeking police officers for the positions of University Law Enforcement Officer 1 and University Law Enforcement Officer Apprentice.

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

Assist with department needs to achieve the goals and satisfy the mission of the University of Cincinnati and Police Division. Provide a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. Under close supervision from higher level university law enforcement officer or supervisor, receive instruction on purpose and responsibilities of university law enforcement officer at state supported university.

Essential Functions

  • Detain and arrest offenders. Complete prisoner processing procedures. Maintain and transport persons in custody.
  • Engage with citizens in crime reduction efforts through effective communication efforts. Engage in problem solving initiatives. Execute civil processes. Conduct professional radio and telephone communications activities.
  • Write reports, take field notes, prepare narratives, summaries and criminal case paperwork. Conduct preliminary investigations. Establish, preserve and protect crime scenes. Conduct interviews. 
  • Be a resource to pedestrians and motorists. Administer first aid.
  • Collect and process evidence, lost and found property.
  • Testify truthfully, completely, and honestly in court.
  • Investigate suspicious persons and activity. Conduct legally authorized searches of persons, places and things. Conduct simple to complex investigations. Identify problem-solving initiatives to address crime related issues. Work with other agencies to address community concerns. Conduct surveillance of individuals and locations.
  • Engage in self-initiated patrol. Responsible intelligence gathering and disseminate. Search with consent, warrants or incident to a lawful arrest. Process individuals for traffic and criminal offenses.
  • Law enforcement hazards. May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, scheduled and unscheduled overtime (must be able to work any shift). Ability to climb stairs, pursue suspects, and provide first aid and emergency care. Use and maintain firearms with proficiency in accordance with department policy and State law. Maintain level of agility and physical fitness to perform the duties of a ULEO1. May work in inclement weather for long durations.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Job Overview

Under close supervision from Training Section Lieutenant, attend and successfully complete a certified Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA).

Essential Functions

  • Complete Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Curriculum (OPOTC) within one year of employment. Proficiency shall include but not be limited to the following OPOTC subject areas: administration, legal topics, human relations, firearms, driving, subject control techniques, first aid, CPR, AED, patrol, civil disorders, traffic, investigations, physical conditioning, and homeland security.
  • Write reports, take field notes and prepare narratives with close supervision.
  • Drive a police vehicle. Assist stranded motorists. Administer first aid.
  • Testify in court.
  • Collect and properly route lost and found property.
  • Complete radio and telephone communications.
  • Enforce university rules and regulations, with close supervision. Participate in Community Oriented Police (COP) programs with close supervision. Must learn basics of criminal and civil law, university rules and regulations, departmental rules and regulations, departmental rules and procedures, University Law Enforcement techniques, labor relation practices and proper safety practices. Must demonstrate complaint resolution skills and good report writing skills. Must possess good public relations skills.
  • Law enforcement hazards. May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, scheduled and unscheduled overtime (must be able to work any shift). Ability to climb stairs, pursue suspects, and provide first aid and emergency care. Use and maintain firearms with proficiency in accordance with department policy and State law. Maintain level of agility and physical fitness to perform the duties of a ULEO Apprentice. May work in inclement weather for long durations.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

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

Lieutenant

51 W. Corry Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45221

513-556-4966