University Law Enforcement Officer 1 Job at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati, OH

Job Description

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >


You are invited to submit an application to be considered for one of multiple vacancies of the same position - rank will be commensurate with experience.


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

Job Overview

Be Part of UC!


Engage – Love sports? Work at a Division 1 athletic game. Love music? Work at a performance put on by our internationally renowned College Conservatory of Music. Love art? Spend some time in our College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Love people? Work at a top-tier academic institution where over 47,000 students strive daily to change the world. Our officers interact with the campus community not only in cruisers and on foot, but also on motorcycles, mountain bikes, and segways.


Flourish – UCPD is an agency that invests in our people. As one of the largest employers in the region, the University of Cincinnati offers a generous vacation and benefits package including a flexible schedule, tuition remission for all eligible full and part-time employees, their dependents, and spouse or domestic partner. Extensive state-of-the-art training programs and professional development opportunities are available. A variety of retirement options are offered including an opportunity to participate in a traditional pension plan as well as optional supplemental retirement plans. Very cost-effective healthcare and dental plan options are available accompanied by HSA, flexible spending accounts, and employee assistance programs. Employee discounts are offered through numerous local organizations.


Problem Solvers Wanted - Join one of the nation’s leading universities and make a positive impact in the lives of others. UC Police Officers work every day to create a safe community, serving and protecting those who are poised to change the world. If you are a problem solver who is passionate about serving your community, apply now to join an organization where you can train and grow.


This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all other activities. The University of Cincinnati embraces core values that empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential. By using talents of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, this vibrant, urban research university demonstrates its commitment to creating a community that values the contributions of all its members. 


Please visit to view our video and discover more about UCPD!

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, written test, toxicology screening, and medical exam).

Physical Agility Assessment

An email will be sent to all qualifying applicants, stating the date and time of the Physical Agility Assessment. Physical Agility Preparatory Sessions will be offered to demonstrate proper techniques and review the assessment process.


Attached to the email will be the "Medical Release Certification". The location of the Physical Agility Assessment will be at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Public Safety Police Division. The division is located at 51 West Corry Boulevard, Edwards Three, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the assessment tests and inclement weather.


Must pass physical fitness assessment, background investigation, written test, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, toxicology screening, and medical examination.




Human Resources will email the Physical Agility Assessment criteria, the medical release form and information regarding The University of Cincinnati, Department of Public Safety, and Police Division to the email account provided on this application. Applicants that do not provide us with an email account will be sent the information via US Postal Service.

Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? You must have a DD214 stating that you received an Honorable Discharge. In order to receive the additional credit for your military service, you must do one of the following with your DD214:

1.  Attach a copy of the DD214 to your application.
2. Fax a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. Our fax number is 513-556-9652.
3. Bring a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. We are located at the University of Cincinnati, University Hall, 51 Goodman Dr., Suite 340, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.



Shift: Varies 
FOP represented position.
Pay Grade: 29F
Starting hourly rate: $29.93 (effective July 1, 2023)
Post-Probationary rate: $31.43 (effective July 1, 2023)

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Standing - Continuously
  • Talking - Continuously
  • Walking - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Hearing, listening - 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.

Applicant Instructions

You MUST indicate on your application material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this title.

  • Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and employment status.
  • The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which will be based on the minimum qualifications.
  • Required Attachments: You MUST attach a copy of your high school/college diploma or GED by uploading documents to the Additional Documents section of your application.
  • Candidates must pass a physical agility assessment, background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, and a written test.


Physical Agility Assessment: An email will be sent to all qualifying applicants, stating the date and time of the Physical Agility Assessment and will include a "Medical Release Certification" and a waiver. Physical Agility Preparatory Sessions will be offered to demonstrate proper techniques and review the assessment process. Physical fitness requirements (see End Requirements) can be found at The location of the Physical Agility Assessment will be at the UC Department of Public Safety Police Division located at 51 West Corry Boulevard, Edwards Three, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the assessment tests and bring identification and the medical certification or waiver.


Medical Release Certification: This doctor's certification to perform the Physical Agility Assessment must be completed and signed by the applicant and a personal physican PRIOR to the date of the Physical Assessment; OR a waiver can be signed. One of these forms must be brought to the Physical Agility Assessment, and will be collected by assessment staff. Failure to provide one of these documents will mean exclusion from the assessment process and ineligibility for this job.


Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email – make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.


Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? To receive additional credit for military service you must have a DD214 stating you received an Honorable Discharge and must send us a copy. To receive credit do one of the following:

  1. Upload a copy of the DD214 to the Additional Documents section of your application (a photo from your phone is acceptable).
  2. Within 3 days of the posting close date:
  • email a copy to
  • fax a copy to 513-556-9652
  • bring a copy to our office - University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive, Suite 340 (third floor).


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at .


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at .


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 96089


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