Lateral Patrol Officer

University Heights, OH
University Heights Police Department

Salary: $86,664.

Position Summary:

Performs intermediate police department duties involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; performs related duties as required. Duties are performed under the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant. Duties are performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard.

Essential Functions:

  • On an assigned platoon, operates a patrol vehicle or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious
    activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; issues traffic citations; serves warrants,
  • Controls individual and group actions through verbal direction and/or the employment of necessary physical
  • Makes arrests and testifies in court.
  • Provides police escorts, directs traffic, performs residential and commercial checks.
  • Interviews victims and witnesses to obtain additional necessary information regarding crime, accident, violation, etc.
  • Assist in the investigation of crimes.
  • Assist in the collection of evidence, conducts searches.
  • Fills out arrest records, prepares reports and records.
  • Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs.
  • Responds to and investigates domestic disputes, assists other law enforcement agencies when requested or
  • Transports and cares for prisoners as assigned.
  • May be assigned to investigation, crime prevention, selective enforcement, watch desk, communications, or
    other technical or special support operations.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Applicants must possess the strength and physical ability to successfully perform the essential job functions of the Police Officer classification, and be free of medical conditions that would preclude one from successfully performing said functions or would pose a direct threat to the health or safety of oneself or others. Emotional stability and maturity also required.
  • Must possess current and valid OPOTA certification or other state equivalent certification if applicable.
  • Must have 1 year of law enforcement experience and be currently employed as a law enforcement officer.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • High School Graduation or G.E.D.
  • Must possess a valid Ohio’s driver’s license at the time of appointment and have a good driving record.