University Law Enforcement Officer Apprentice

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

Under close supervision from Training Section Lieutenant, attend and successfully complete a certified Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA).

Essential Functions

  • Complete Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Curriculum (OPOTC) within one year of employment. Proficiency shall include but not be limited to the following OPOTC subject areas: administration, legal topics, human relations, firearms, driving, subject control techniques, first aid, CPR, AED, patrol, civil disorders, traffic, investigations, physical conditioning, and homeland security.
  • Write reports, take field notes and prepare narratives with close supervision.
  • Drive a police vehicle. Assist stranded motorists. Administer first aid.
  • Testify in court.
  • Collect and properly route lost and found property.
  • Complete radio and telephone communications.
  • Enforce university rules and regulations, with close supervision. Participate in Community Oriented Police (COP) programs with close supervision. Must learn basics of criminal and civil law, university rules and regulations, departmental rules and regulations, departmental rules and procedures, University Law Enforcement techniques, labor relation practices and proper safety practices.
  • Must demonstrate complaint resolution skills and good report writing skills. Must possess good public relations skills.
  • 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 ULEO Apprentice. 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 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.

If you have successfully completed the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, please apply to the University Law Enforcement Officer 1 position at
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