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Police Officer


Professional Police Services

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Oklahoma City, OK

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Position Summary:  

Provide protection for the lives and property of the campus community. 

Learn more about the OCU Police Department here.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that reflects the values and mission of the department and University.
  • Enforce applicable state, local, federal laws and campus policies.
  • Conduct foot and mobile patrols of the campus, facilities and vicinity.
  • Enforce parking and other university regulations; Respond to reports of criminal activity and accidents; write reports.
  • Attend departmental training, as requested or required.
  • Conduct roof-top or other surveillance, as needed.
  • Maintain accurate activity log; write & submit comprehensive reports.
  • Provide emergency assistance during natural emergencies, fires, accidents, and personal injuries.
  • Orally communicate campus regulations, rules and policies to members of the campus community and others on campus.
  • Coordinate, with dispatchers and other officers, field activity via hand-held radio, and to receive information from such sources via hand-held radio.
  • Provide on-campus escorts for students on university properties and provide off-campus escorts for students to pre-arranged locations.
  • Provide transport and escort services to university officials and visiting dignitaries.
  • Perform routine basic maintenance to patrol units and other department equipment, as required.
  • Motorist Assist with lost key entries, jump starts and flat tires.
  • Provide dispatch or departmental support services, as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with other officers, staff, supervisors, and guests.
  • Work overtime or off-duty hours, if needed.
  • Meet and maintain all standards and requirements for physical agility, strength and conditioning, and firearms, as required.
  • Meet and maintain attendance requirements.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisors and/or Chief of Police.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds or drag objects weighing more than 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.
  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens.
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.
  • Must be able to drive in a vehicle, walk, or ride on a bicycle for long periods of time.
  • Excellent writing skills without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
  • Excellent oral communications skills, using the English language, without the use of auxiliary aids or services

Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily outdoors during all weather conditions.
  • The Police Department functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, police officers are required to work either daytime, evening or night shifts, as scheduled.
  • Weekend and holiday work is required.


Compensation is commensurate with education, experience and higher education industry standards.

 The anticipated full-time starting hourly rate for non-certified officers will be $16.25/hour.  The anticipated full-time starting hourly rate for state-certified officers will be $17.50/hour. 

OCU offers a comprehensive health insurance program as well as numerous work/life benefits including:

  • Tuition Remission for Employee and Dependents
  • On-Campus Fitness Center Membership
  • Wellness Time Available Each Week On Campus
  • On-Campus Discounted Meals
  • Extensive Time Off for Work/Life Balance
  • Excellent Campus Environment
  • Retirement Benefits

Recruitment Process:

The following summary includes each of the steps in the recruitment process for the position of Police Officer at Oklahoma City University. 

Steps in the Application Process:

  • Online Application
  • Employment Assessment Board
  • Background Investigation
  • Verbal Aptitude Test
  • Polygraph Examination

Steps Post-offer:

  • Fingerprints
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Physical Fitness Evaluation
  • Drug Screen

Questions should be directed to Sergeant LaHue, 208-5912,

Required Skills


  • Pass a physical agility and reading comprehension and writing test.
  • Must have a current driver's license and an excellent driving record.
  • Must provide a comprehensive criminal background report and driving record.
  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, and MS Access within a Windows XP / Windows 7 operating system.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate a firearm, as evidenced by;
    • Ability to legally purchase and possess a handgun.
    • Possessing certification as a police officer from the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.
    • Successfully completing the OCUPD Pistol Course.
  • Ability to understand and apply concepts presented in training programs and procedures manuals, as evidenced by;
    • Successful completion of all tests within training programs.
    • Application of such concepts in field work.

Required Experience

Required: High School Diploma or G.E.D. is required. Full time Peace Officer CLEET state certification.

Preferred: Two years of college coursework. 


Additional Required Application Materials

Cover Letter, List of Professional References, CV or Resume

Benefit Eligibility

Available at full-time university rates

Scheduled Hours

The Police Department functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, police officers are required to work either daytime, evening or night shifts, as scheduled. Weekend and holiday work is required.