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Job Title: Police Officer

Department: Patrol

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: FOP(Police)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation: $24.37

Schedule: Various and rotating shifts based on a 24/7/365 schedule

Job Description: 

Provides safety and protection of life and property within the campus community. 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. May be required to work overtime, weekends, holidays or evenings outside of scheduled workday.   
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 

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.   

Performs special detail assignments (e.g. creating badges, taking inventory, crime prevention and other duties).  Performs other law enforcement responsibilities as required.   

Normal working conditions with regular exposure to dirt, dust debris and smells. Employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid and other outdoor conditions. Occasional exposure to extreme cold or heat unrelated to weather conditions. Employee is occasionally exposed to minor cuts, burns or other incapacitating injury with risk of electrical shock or exposure to radiation. Fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic materials and blood borne pathogens are also occasionally exposed to employees. While performing daily job duties, every officer takes the risk of bodily harm, serious bodily harm or death. Officers come in contact with individuals who are mentally unstable, may have a criminal record, and who may be armed and dangerous.

The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job's essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the College, employee and/or applicant identify where reasonable accommodations may need to be considered. 

While performing job duties, the employee will regularly ride in a cruiser or on a bicycle and patrol the campus on foot for extended periods of time. The employee occasionally uses hands to handle and operate equipment. The employee occasionally reaches with hands and arms, climbs and balances, and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. The employee regularly uses usual vision demands and must be able to converse verbally in a professional manner with students, faculty and general public, and to hear. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of 50 pounds on items or individuals. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: law enforcement procedures and requirements; Federal, State and local laws; law enforcement safety precautions and procedures; search and seizure laws; non-violent crisis intervention; Ohio Revised Code; court proceedings; English word usage, spelling, sentence structure and punctuation; computer software, programs and applications. Ability to: exercise sound judgment in dealing with stressful situations; comprehend oral and written information; maintain mandatory training; work independently demonstrating initiative; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; assess and react appropriately to medical emergencies; perform physical demands and exhibit mental aptitude needed to perform law enforcement duties including pursuing and maintaining control of suspects, fights, and controlling criminal activity; recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; deal sensitively with persons of varying cultures and diversity; determine appropriate situations for use of force; function in adverse conditions and maintain self-control. Skill in: verbal and written communications; writing incident and accident reports; mediating and peacefully resolving conflicts; interviewing and communicating with students, faculty and general public; application of job software programs.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications for this position are: High School Degree or GED with Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification. Employee must be insurable to operate a vehicle, as a condition of initial and continued employment.   

Preferred Qualifications: CPR and First Aid certification.

Additional Information:  State motor vehicle operator's license. Employee must be insurable to operate a vehicle, as a condition of initial and continued employment. Ohio Peace Officer training certification ,and Firearms certification. In addition, the position requires successful completion of fitness for duty psychological, background investigation, and polygraph examination.