University Law Enforcement Officer 1

Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati

About Public Safety

Be A Part Of UC! The University of Cincinnati Police Division (UCPD) is hiring! UCPD is a fully empowered policing agency that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All police officers are certified by the State of Ohio and have full police authority. Our division includes a K-9 Unit, a Criminal Investigations Unit, a Community Engagement Unit, and a Training Section. Please visit to discover more about UCPD!

Love sports…music…art…people? As a UCPD employee you have the opportunity to work at a Division 1 sporting event, a performance by our internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music, spend time in our College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, all while working at a top-tier academic institution where over 46,000 students and 10,000 employees strive daily to change the world. Our officers ENGAGE with the campus community not only in cruisers and on foot, but also motorcycles, mountain bikes, and Segways.

UCPD invests in its employees and helps them FLOURISH through training and career development. As one of the largest employers in the region and one of the nation’s leading universities, UC strives to make a positive impact on the lives of others, and UCPD believes in and furthers that mission. UC Police Officers work every day to create a safe community, serving and protecting those who are posed to change the world and supporting UC’s commitment to excellence and diversity. Our Police Officers are PROBLEM SOLVERS who are passionate about serving our community every day!

Job Overview

Assist with department needs to achieve the goals and satisfy the mission of the University of Cincinnati and Police Division. Provide a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. Under close supervision from higher level university law enforcement officer or supervisor, receive instruction on purpose and responsibilities of university law enforcement officer at state supported university.

Essential Functions

  • Detain and arrest offenders. Complete prisoner processing procedures. Maintain and transport persons in custody.
    Engage with citizens in crime reduction efforts through effective communication efforts. Engage in problem solving initiatives.
  • Execute civil processes. Conduct professional radio and telephone communications activities.
  • Write reports, take field notes, prepare narratives, summaries and criminal case paperwork. Conduct preliminary investigations.
  • Establish, preserve and protect crime scenes. Conduct interviews.
  • Be a resource to pedestrians and motorists. Administer first aid.
  • Collect and process evidence, lost and found property.
  • Testify truthfully, completely, and honestly in court.
  • Investigate suspicious persons and activity. Conduct legally authorized searches of persons, places and things. Conduct simple to complex investigations. Identify problem-solving initiatives to address crime related issues. Work with other agencies to address community concerns. Conduct surveillance of individuals and locations.
  • Engage in self-initiated patrol. Responsible intelligence gathering and disseminate. Search with consent, warrants or incident to a lawful arrest. Process individuals for traffic and criminal offenses.
  • Law enforcement hazards. May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, scheduled and unscheduled overtime (must be able to work any shift). Ability to climb stairs, pursue suspects, and provide first aid and emergency care. Use and maintain firearms with proficiency in accordance with department policy and State law. Maintain level of agility and physical fitness to perform the duties of a ULEO1. May work in inclement weather for long durations.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Must be certified as an Ohio Peace Officer and possess Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission (OPOTC) certificate at time of application.
  • Must possess a current valid state issued operator’s license with acceptable driving record.
  • Must pass recruitment testing (background investigation, physical fitness assessment, psychological assessment, polygraph examination, and written test).

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting – Continuously
  • Standing – Continuously
  • Talking – Continuously
  • Walking – Continuously
  • Hearing, listening – Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) – Continuously
  • Bending – Often
  • Climbing stairs/ladders – Often
  • Crawling – Often
  • Crouching – Often
  • Kneeling, squatting – Often
  • Pulling, pushing – Often
  • Reaching overhead – Often
  • Stooping – Often
  • Lifting – up to 20 pounds – Often
  • Shoveling – Seldom
  • Lifting – up to 50 pounds – Seldom
  • Lifting – over 50 pounds – Seldom
  • Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.