Public Safety Expands to Support Growing UC Community

“The diversity of campus policing provides something new and different every day and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the university and the surrounding neighborhood communities.”

Fresh out of training, 24-year old Brian Limke joined his fellow recruits on Wednesday, March 29, 2015, and vowed to honestly, faithfully and impartially perform the duties of a University of Cincinnati Law Enforcement Officer.

“It is with great pride that we welcome you to the university. We are grateful that you have dedicated yourselves to this calling,” said Robert Ambach, UC’s senior vice president for finance and administration. “Public safety is paramount to the university’s success. You have a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our faculty, staff and students.”

UC’s Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Jason Goodrich led the 12 new officers in the oath of office. Since April of 2014, UC has added 33 police officers. Additionally, three new security officers and three emergency communications dispatchers were recognized for their recent appointments to the public safety department.

“Policing, security and emergency communications are not just careers, but special callings to serve and protect others,” said Goodrich. “You are called upon to proactively identify and solve problems… and this requires a very special skill set.  Thank you for choosing to be a member of the University of Cincinnati’s public safety team and working to keep our campus and our community safe. Welcome to the Bearcat family.”

The University of Cincinnati has experienced record enrollment in recent years and crime around the uptown campus is at a five year low. The growth of the public safety department is a strategic initiative to support the expanding UC community.

For new officer Teresa Gladrow, a campus policing career provides a unique opportunity. “I wanted this position because it provides a dual role. I can help local residents in the surrounding communities, but I also get to work with students. I am coming into this job at age 35, which helps me relate to them. I can say I’ve been there. I understand how they feel and I can help.” 

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