Police Officer

Upper Arlington, OH
Upper Arlington Police Department

Under the direct supervision of Patrol Sergeant, responsible for preserving the peace, the protection of life and property, law enforcement, implementation of crime prevention measures, and the apprehension of criminals.

$62,652.51 – $98,800.00 Annually


1. Under direct supervision, patrols assigned area in police cruiser, bicycle, motorcycle, or on foot to serve citizens and enforce governing laws and city ordinances; responds to citizen complaints; interviews witnesses to crimes, accidents, and disturbances; arrests persons in violation of laws and ordinances; checks doors and windows and examines premises of unoccupied buildings or residences to detect suspicious conditions; acts as peace officer in fights and domestic disturbances; conducts crime investigations.
2. Directs traffic flow and enforces traffic and parking laws; issues traffic violation tickets; secures crime scene, takes photographs, and lifts fingerprints; watches for stolen property and wanted or missing persons.
3. Generates detailed reports documenting daily activities, stolen property, incidents, complaints, investigations, missing persons, accidents, crime scenes, etc., as required in a timely manner; maintains appropriately documented records in accordance with department policy; conducts intensive and continuing criminal investigations of felonies and misdemeanors.
4. Provides assistance concerning laws, ordinances,
and general information to the general public; provides public services to children, elderly, and others in need of assistance; responds to citizen concerns and complaints; appears in court as a witness or an arresting officer; confers with the chief and immediate supervisor regarding court cases.
5. Maintains order in crowds; attends public gatherings (e.g., funerals, parades, etc.); provides security escorts and traffic control; attends fires or accidents in assigned area as directed; responds to emergency situations; assists in removing victims from hazardous locations; transports prisoners; appears in court and at the grand jury to provide testimony regarding incidents, investigations, and results of inquiries; assists the prosecutor in case preparation or presentation as needed; must successfully qualify with the designated service weapon as directed; maintains firearms and equipment in functional, presentable condition, promptly correcting and reporting defects to the supervisor.


High School diploma or GED; certification from Basic Police Officer Training School; or any combination of training, education, or experience which provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid state of Ohio driver's license and maintain insurability under the city's vehicle insurance policy; Ohio Peace Officer certification; LEADS certification and specific training certificates as required by assignment (i.e., firearms, evidence, radar).