Provide protection for the lives and property of the campus community.
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- 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.
- 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
- 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
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
- Psychological Evaluation
- Physical Fitness Evaluation
- Drug Screen
Questions should be directed to Sergeant LaHue, 208-5912, email@example.com
- 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: High School Diploma or G.E.D. is required. Full time Peace Officer CLEET state certification.
Preferred: Two years of college coursework.