Police Officer – Patrol

Columbus, OH
Columbus State Community College

The Police Officer is a member of a community policing-focused organization who uses forward thinking and community-oriented policing skills that identify potential issues, build positive relationships, and encourage innovative solutions to create a safe campus. The police officer also: actively patrols campus, providing a highly visible patrol presence to help safeguard against criminal activity; responds to law enforcement calls for service, and ensures safety and protection of life and property within the campus community, while assisting students, faculty, staff, and visitors; enforces state laws and campus policy, procedures, rules and regulations; responds to emergency calls and; shares on-call responsibility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An employee assigned to this classification works on one of three shifts and may be required to work holidays or evenings outside of scheduled workday.

Compensation: 25.96 – 25.96



Patrols campus property by foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle. Enforces state laws and campus policy, procedures, rules and regulations. Responds to emergency calls as well as non-emergency police calls for service. Provides general police assistance including giving directions, jumpstarts, car unlocks, tire changes, and safety escorts. Assist persons with mobility or other disabilities. Provides customer service and maintains good public relations with student body, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Assists other college personnel in the operation of safety monitoring systems, the emergency operations center, access control, alarms, fire suppression equipment, and the emergency messaging system. Responds to fire, security, and mechanical system alarms and reports emergencies and equipment malfunctions in accordance with established procedures. Locks and unlocks buildings, rooms, and offices. Administers CPR, performs first aid, and operates an Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED).


Collaborates with other campus and non-campus partners to identify and develop solutions to safety and security issues. Provides safety and security training to students, faculty and staff. Participates in various campus events and activities that promote campus safety. Engages in public contact via telephone, e-mail, or in-person to take complaints, answer inquiries and provide assistance.


Completes and maintains required documentation, such as incident and criminal offense reports. Interviews witnesses and crime victims. Collects and processes physical evidence. Testifies in court, as well as college administrative review teams. Receives and documents lost and found items.


Attends all required department meetings and training. Assists other College department and personnel during peak times and special events that serve the College. May assist persons with mobility or other impairments. Subject to call-in (24) twenty-four hours a day (7) seven days a week. May also include working at either the Columbus or Delaware campuses as well as regional learning centers (RLC). Other duties as required. Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.


High School Diploma or GED. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). Current Ohio Peace Officer certification.

Preferred Qualifications: CPR and First Aid certification.

Additional Information: The position requires successful completion of a knowledge and personality assessment, background investigation, reference check, polygraph examination, psychological examination, and pre-employment medical examination.