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Police Captain

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

Assist in the planning and direction of daily police operations including Intelligence-Led Policing, Community Policing, Community Engagement and Partnerships, Patrol Functions, Crime Prevention, Investigations, Emergency Preparedness, Business Continuity, Special Events, Emergency Communications, Records, Training and Community Relations.

Essential Functions

  • Administer and manage daily operations for the public safety department to include overseeing patrol and support functions, investigations, policy development and review, procedures dealing with emergency operations, and review of data to assist in the determination of criminal activities and trends, resolution of personnel issues, .
  • Manage and oversee the Crime Prevention, Investigative and Public Safety Communication Center.
  • Responsible for written, as well as verbal communication with the University community including Clery Act and administrative notifications related to campus health and safety.
  • Manage the patrol functions of the police and security personnel; assign duties to police supervisors; oversee training program for commissioned and non-commissioned personnel.
  • Serve as liaison between police department and contracted mutual aid police agencies for main campus as well as branch campuses. Serve in acting capacity for the Assistant Police Chief, as needed.
  • Represent the Department of Public Safety by attending professional community and campus meetings, as well as training with community groups and other law enforcement agencies that enhance the understanding and delivery of police services. 
  • Evaluate new technology for the enhancement of security and protective systems.
  • Apprehend and arrest violators; testify in court proceedings. 
  • May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, or related field.
  • Nine (9) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Certification by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission (OPOTC).
  • Must pass background investigation and no criminal record.
  • Must have a current valid state operator’s license with acceptable driving record.

Required Experience

  • Must have at least five (5) years of progressive law enforcement and criminal justice administration experience.
  • At least four (4) years of supervisory experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Hearing, listening - Continuously
  • Talking - Continuously
  • Standing - Continuously
  • Walking - Continuously
  • Bending - Often
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Often
  • Kneeling, squatting - Often
  • Crouching - Often
  • Reaching overhead - Often
  • Pulling, pushing - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Seldom
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom
  • Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 88522 


Police Captain

Date:  Oct 1, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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