Police Officer 2 (Lateral)

Cleveland, OH
Case Western Reserve University

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, the Campus Police Officer 2 is responsible for providing law enforcement and protection services to the campus community. Provide general police services, emergency response, answer calls for service and provide other services in keeping with the mission and values of Case Western Reserve University and the Division of Public Safety. Assist in new officer training. Engage in community-oriented police programming and meetings. Exhibit a proactive, service-oriented approach to the provision of community-based policing services to the faculty, staff, students and visitors at Case Western Reserve.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrol assigned geographic area of campus by foot, designated vehicle or bicycle. Respond to medical, fire and criminal emergencies per established guidelines. Coordinate response with campus and external resources and responders. (30%)
  2. Investigate criminal and suspicious activity. Enforce federal, state, local laws and ordinances as well as university policies as required through arrest, summons, citation or other approved disposition. Conduct initial investigations, interviews, collect evidence and conduct searches of persons and property. (20%)
  3. Prepare written reports and documentation for activities such as criminal and non-criminal incidents, arrests, use of force, evidence collection, vehicle accidents and daily shift activity. Testify in court as required. (10%)
  4. Maintain security of university property by opening and closing buildings, identifying and taking corrective action on unsafe conditions and hazards in and around all university owned buildings, parking lots, garages and controlled property. Respond to various security, door and environmental alarms. (10%)
  5. Attend community meetings. (10%)
  6. Participate in Community Oriented Police programs. (8%)


  • High school education or equivalent required.
  • Successfully passed the Ohio Peace Office Training Commission (OPOTC) certification exam is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain OPOTA certification and LEADS certification upon hire.
  • Must be 21 years of age at time of application.
  • Possess a valid Ohio’s driver’s license, free of serious and/or frequent violations.
  • Must pass a physical agility skills assessment, thorough background investigation including criminal history, aptitude test, drug screening and physical health exam.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 2 plus years of police experience.
  • Customer relations and community engagement experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with college campus environment preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.