Ohio States Department of Public Safety is hiring University Law Enforcement Officer Trainees to join the University Police Division. Law Enforcement Officer Trainees attend a police academy to earn their Ohio Peace Officer Certification. Upon successful graduation from the academy, Officer Trainees will then join the Police Division as a University Law Enforcement Officer. Our officers focus on safety of the university community as the top priority and provide physical security for various campus locations. Officers demonstrate stellar customer service as they engage with the campus community.
Under close supervision from a University Law Enforcement Officer Supervisor or higher-level supervisor, the University Law Enforcement Officer Trainee attends the prescribed training to learn the principles, practices and theory of criminal and civil law enforcement and codified and case law. The trainee also receives training in report writing, physical fitness techniques, firearm use and maintenance, and arrest and control techniques. Under close supervision, may assist other police officers with the performance of their duties. This is a non-sworn, officer-in-training position. *Candidates selected for this position will attend an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy post-hire.
Minimum age 20 years, six months at time of hire
High school degree or equivalent
Minimum sixty (60) semester credit hours of documented college coursework
Must successfully complete medical/visual, psychological, physical performance evaluations, polygraph, and other pre-employment requirements prescribed by the University and police department prior to appointment, and possibly thereafter
No conviction record for felony or crime of moral turpitude
Desired minimum completion of 60 credit hours of college level coursework
Hiring Process initial steps:
Accepting applications through October 16, 2023. Please be thorough on your application including all education and experience, please attach a resume (if available)
Physical Fitness and Written testing to occur first week of November
Aside from the unparalleled benefits of working for The Ohio State University and working in the diverse, smart, enjoyable, and growing city of Columbus, Ohio, this opportunity will provide exceptional rewards that arise from working for an institution doing worldwide life-changing teaching and research.
Benefits include exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription insurance coverage that begins on your first day of employment. Retirement options include an employer match up to 14 percent. Education assistance reimburses 100% of tuition for you to attend Ohio State and 50% for your spouse and dependents.
Paid time off includes the following:
Vacation (begins accruing on your first day)
Sick (begins accruing on your first day)
Compensatory Time (in lieu of overtime pay when approved)
Paid parental leave
These positions are considered Essential positions, whose presence is required regardless of the existence of an emergency condition, and whose absence from duty could endanger the safety and well-being of the campus population and/or physical plant.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.