Police Officer

" Westerville, OH"
Otterbein University

$21.99 Hourly


Otterbein University seeks a Police Officer who will be responsible for safety and security of persons and property on campus. Officers shall positively interact, build rapport by enhancing community relations, and represent the University with local law enforcement and fire protective agencies. Officers must work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Officer must be able to reason logically and make valid conclusions about issues without cultural bias. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. with a salary of $45, 739 ($21.99/hour).


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Enforcement: Officers will enforce all local, state and federal criminal laws, as well as University judicial rules and regulations; traffic and parking regulations; officers will obtain warrants, apprehend, arrest, search, pat down, handcuff, pursue, physically secure resisting suspects with the appropriate amount of force. Officers will safely transport prisoners and professionally testify in criminal court or University judicial hearings as required.

Investigation: Officers will investigate criminal violations, judicial violations, traffic crashes, and citizen complaints. Officers will protect crime scenes and preserve evidence.

Patrol: Officers will patrol on foot, in motor vehicles including University owned golf carts. They will protect persons and property and provide assistance as needed. Officers will lock and unlock buildings, provide escorts for citizens on campus, manage traffic and parking, and report any safety or security concerns to supervisors and appropriate campus personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Employee must desire to build trust and partnerships with culturally diverse populations through respect, dialogue, cooperation, appropriate and effective consultation and communication. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Officers shall possess a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent, pass an extensive background investigation to include a criminal history and credit check; must be at least 21 years of age, and have both eyes corrected to 20/20 vision and no color blindness; must successfully complete and meet all standards to include: academic, physical fitness, medical, psychological, and truth verification.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Officers must possess and maintain a current Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission certificate in good standing with the State of Ohio. Must possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license. The current driver’s license record must not reflect six points or more.