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To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by November 15, 2021. Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

University Law Enforcement Officer Apprentice

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About Public Safety

Be A Part Of UC! The University of Cincinnati Police Division (UCPD) is hiring! UCPD is a fully empowered policing agency that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All police officers are certified by the State of Ohio and have full police authority. Our division includes a K-9 Unit, a Criminal Investigations Unit, a Community Engagement Unit, and a Training Section. Please visit http://www.uc.edu/publicsafety.html to discover more about UCPD!


Love sports…music…art…people? As a UCPD employee you have the opportunity to work at a Division 1 sporting event,  a performance by our internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music, spend time in our College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, all while working at a top-tier academic institution where over 46,000 students and 10,000 employees strive daily to change the world. Our officers ENGAGE with the campus community not only in cruisers and on foot, but also motorcycles, mountain bikes, and Segways.


UCPD invests in its employees and helps them FLOURISH through training and career development. As one of the largest employers in the region and one of the nation’s leading universities, UC strives to make a positive impact on the lives of others, and UCPD believes in and furthers that mission. UC Police Officers work every day to create a safe community, serving and protecting those who are posed to change the world and supporting UC’s commitment to excellence and diversity. Our Police Officers are PROBLEM SOLVERS who are passionate about serving our community every day!

Job Overview

Under close supervision from Training Section Lieutenant, attend and successfully complete a certified Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA).

Essential Functions

  • Complete Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Curriculum (OPOTC) within one year of employment. Proficiency shall include but not be limited to the following OPOTC subject areas: administration, legal topics, human relations, firearms, driving, subject control techniques, first aid, CPR, AED, patrol, civil disorders, traffic, investigations, physical conditioning, and homeland security.
  • Write reports, take field notes and prepare narratives with close supervision.
  • Drive a police vehicle. Assist stranded motorists. Administer first aid.
  • Testify in court.
  • Collect and properly route lost and found property.
  • Complete radio and telephone communications.
  • Enforce university rules and regulations, with close supervision. Participate in Community Oriented Police (COP) programs with close supervision. Must learn basics of criminal and civil law, university rules and regulations, departmental rules and regulations, departmental rules and procedures, University Law Enforcement techniques, labor relation practices and proper safety practices. Must demonstrate complaint resolution skills and good report writing skills. Must possess good public relations skills.
  • Law enforcement hazards. May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, scheduled and unscheduled overtime (must be able to work any shift). Ability to climb stairs, pursue suspects, and provide first aid and emergency care. Use and maintain firearms with proficiency in accordance with department policy and State law. Maintain level of agility and physical fitness to perform the duties of a ULEO Apprentice. May work in inclement weather for long durations.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Must possess a current valid state issued operator’s license with acceptable driving record.
  • Must pass recruitment testing (background investigation, physical fitness assessment, psychological assessment, polygraph examination, and written test).

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Standing - Continuously
  • Talking - Continuously
  • Walking - Continuously
  • Hearing, listening - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Bending - Often
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Often
  • Crawling - Often
  • Crouching - Often
  • Kneeling, squatting - Often
  • Pulling, pushing - Often
  • Reaching overhead - Often
  • Stooping - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Shoveling - 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.

Shift: Varies   


Career Path

A ULEO Apprentice will be eligible for promotion to ULEO 1 upon attendance and successful completion of a certified Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA).


Applicant Instructions

You MUST indicate on your application material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this title.

  • Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status.  
  • The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which will be based on the minimum qualifications.
  • Required Attachments: You MUST attach a copy of your high school/college diploma or GED by uploading to the Additional Documents section of your application.
  • Candidates must pass a physical agility assessment, background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological assessment, and a written test.


If you have successfully completed the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, please apply to the University Law Enforcement Officer 1 position at https://tinyurl.com/35wse3d5

Internal Applicants: https://tinyurl.com/yybd23yb


Physical Agility Assessment: An email will be sent to all qualifying applicants, stating the date and time of the Physical Agility Assessment and will include a "Medical Release Certification". Physical Agility Preparatory Sessions will be offered to demonstrate proper techniques and review the assessment process. Physical fitness requirements (see End requirements) can be found at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Publications-Files/Publications-for-Law-Enforcement/Law-Enforcement-Training-Publications/How-to-Become-a-Peace-Officer-in-Ohio.aspx. The location of the Physical Agility Assessment will be at the UC Department of Public Safety Police Division located at 51 West Corry Boulevard, Edwards Three, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the assessments and bring identification and the medical certification or waiver.


Medical Release Certification: This doctor's certification to perform the Physical Agility Assessment must be completed and signed by the applicant and a personal physican PRIOR to the date of the Physical Assessment; OR a waiver can be signed. One of these forms must be brought to the Physical Agility Assessment, and will be collected by assessment staff. Failure to provide one of these documents will mean exclusion from the assessment process and ineligibility for this job.


Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email – make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.


Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? To receive additional credit for military service you must have a DD214 stating you received an Honorable Discharge and must send us a copy. To receive credit do one of the following:   

  1. Upload a copy of the DD214 to the Additional Documents section of your application (a photo from your phone is acceptable).
  2. Within 3 days of the posting close date:
  • email a copy to jobs@uc.edu
  • fax a copy to 513-556-9652
  • bring a copy to our office - University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive, Suite 340 (third floor).


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 of $51,708.80 - $54,308.80 for this role, depending 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-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: 73062


University Law Enforcement Officer Apprentice

Date:  Nov 26, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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