Police Officer

Wilberforce, OH
Central State University


Under direct supervision, performs general patrol and operational duties ensuring compliance with all applicable Federal and State Laws and University Policies; answers calls when a crime is suspected or an emergency exists; takes such actions as are necessary to prevent crime, to maintain safety, to assist the campus community in a wide range of emergency and non-emergency situations. The Central State University Police Department subscribes to the Community-Oriented Policing philosophy and, therefore, the primary emphasis of the position involves community service. Officers are required to take a problem-solving approach to the situations they encounter on a day-to-day basis and to interact with the campus community on a regular basis to address relevant concerns facing the campus community.

1. Patrols campus buildings and property to maintain security and safety. Checks, locks and unlocks doors as necessary. Reports unsafe campus conditions.
2. Directs and regulates traffic.
3. Looks for and investigates conditions or situations which may indicate a crime is about to be, or has been, committed.
4. Conducts investigations of crimes, preserves crime scenes, gathers and preserves evidence.
5. Maintains records and prepares reports of incidents and activities. Takes statements from witnesses and suspects.
6. Investigates accidents, determining conditions, causes and other pertinent facts regarding accidents.
7. Issues citations for violations of traffic laws.
8. Uses discretion to collaborate with Student Conduct authorities to provide disciplinary interventions for minor student infractions.
9. Makes arrests, sometimes requiring the use of physical effort.
10. Secures warrants. Testifies in court.
11. Transports prisoners.
12. Assists injured persons, providing appropriate notifications when necessary.
13. Answers inquiries; assists stranded motorists.
14. Ability to acquire and maintain certification (pursuant to state standards) for the operation of on-duty and off-duty firearms.

Please note that this position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Qualifications
• A high school diploma or equivalent.
• Successful completion of a State certified Peace Officer basic training program, or able to transfer an out of state certification.
• Minimum of 21 years of age at time of appointment.
• Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s license, and must maintain the valid Ohio Driver’s license consistent with Central State University policy, and within the constraints provided by the University’s insurance carrier(s).
• Must be a United States citizen.
• Background must be free of felony convictions.
• Successful completion of all phases of the Selection Process, including but not limited to physical and psychological examinations.