This position is responsible for enforcing the laws, rules, and regulations of the country, state, city and the University through the use of professional law enforcement techniques to promote a safe and secure environment for the campus community; Responding to service calls, and patrolling the campus community by foot, car or bicycle to effectively enforce laws and secure buildings and property; Providing non-criminal assistance to members of the campus community while performing all duties and responsibilities of a sworn University Police Officer; Investigating alleged violations of criminal codes and University rules while making referrals and arrests to enforce criminal laws; Writing reports, completing logs and entering data into a computer to record activities and unusual events; Preparing various documents to properly record specific events and activities.
Requires high school diploma or GED. Valid State of Ohio Drivers License with 6 points or less. Valid Ohio Peace Officers Certificate. Ability to pass psychological exam, polygraph, and a physical agility test. High moral and ethical standards, strong communication skills, basic problem-solving techniques, and knowledge of laws and law enforcement techniques required. Ability to learn and use first aid, CPR, AED, firearms, and computers required.
A minimum of three years law enforcement experience is preferred. Prior law enforcement experience in Summit County is preferred. Prior experience policing in an urban or college/university is environment preferred. Demonstrated interest in community policing and community engagement preferred. An Associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university is preferred.
The University of Akron seeks to fill four (4) Police Officer I positions.
Work schedule is subject to change in accordance with University needs and/or the results of the shift line-up process. Overtime, call-ins, holidays, and/or weekends, emergencies and various shifts may be mandatory based on University need.
About University of Akron:
As one of the largest employers in the region, The University of Akron is creating a community and workforce committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and in the region. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to qualified candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders.
The starting salary for this position is $28.76/Hour – We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.
December 1, 2021
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Job ID # 13207
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (uakron.edu/hr/eeoaa).
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