Police Officer – Patrol

Columbus, OH
Columbus State Community College

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below

Compensation: $25.96


1) Serves student body, faculty and general public. Patrols campus property by foot, bicycle or vehicle. Offers and provides assistance and maintains good public relations.

2) Monitors, reports and responds to out of place or unusual occurrences, crimes, emergencies, violations, safety or traffic hazards, security conditions and other situations.

3) Responds to and handles high-risk calls and alarms. Takes appropriate action at the scene. Apprehends and arrests suspects in violation of laws and ordinances. Provides assistance and public service to students, faculty and others.

4) Safeguards against violence, theft, vandalism and other criminal behavior. Enforces state laws and campus policy, procedures, rules and regulations. Assists in lockouts and secures campus buildings.

5) Conducts criminal and accident investigations. Collects and identifies evidence, questions victims and witnesses, prepares evidence for presentation in court and testifies in court proceedings when necessary. Arrests, detains and transports suspects. Reports minor infractions. Writes warnings, citations and incident reports for review by Director and disciplinary board.

6) Serves as initial responder for medical emergencies. Administers CPR, performs first aid, operates Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) and secures ambulatory service.

7) Enforces traffic and parking laws. Regulates traffic flow and monitors parking lots for suspicious vehicles. Issues citations for parking violations including decal infractions, expired meters and other violations in accordance with campus parking regulation manual.

8) Inputs and updates incident report information.

9) Keeps accurate records. Completes and maintains required documentation including daily log, alarm reports, incident reports and complaints.

10) Maintains confidentiality of student files and investigations, and maintains incident reports and other sensitive information.

11) Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works overtime as required to meet workload demands. Performs other related duties as required.

12) Performs special detail assignments (e.g. community engagement, crime prevention and other duties). Performs other law enforcement responsibilities as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED with Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Employee must be insurable to operate a vehicle, as a condition of initial and continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications: CPR and First Aid certification.