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Police Officer
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
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Date Posted 06/09/2013
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Description Job Title: Police Officer Job ID: 3480 Department: Plant Security Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Return to Previous Page Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE Under general supervision, the campus police officer is responsible for providing law enforcement and protection services to the campus community. Provide general police services, emergency response, answer calls for service and provide other services in keeping with the mission and values of Case Western Reserve University and the department of Public Safety. Exhibit a proactive, service-oriented approach to the provision of community-based policing services to the faculty, staff, students and visitors at Case. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Patrol assigned geographic area of the campus by vehicle, Cushman utility vehicle, bicycle or foot. 2. Respond to medical, fire and criminal emergencies per established guidelines. Coordinate response with campus and external resources and responders. 3. Respond to various security, door and environmental alarms. 4. Investigate criminal and suspicious activity. 5. Enforce federal, state and local laws and ordinances as required through arrest, summons, citation or other approved disposition. 6. Conduct initial investigations, interviews, collect evidence and conduct searches of persons and property. 7. Prepare written reports and documentation for activities such as: criminal and non-criminal incidents, arrests, use of force, evidence collection, vehicle accidents and daily shift activity. 8. Testify in court. 9. Provide security for University events. 10. Maintain security of University property by opening and closing buildings, identifying and taking corrective action on unsafe conditions and hazards in all University owned buildings, parking lots and garages. 11. Assure that all equipment used is properly maintained and in good working order. 12. Provide general information and assistance to the University community. NONESSENTIAL SKILLS Not applicable. CONTACTS Department: Frequent contact with departmental staff. University: Frequent contact with University staff and faculty. External: Members of the public are also frequently encountered passing through University property and visiting public venues owned by the University. Routine contact with police, fire and EMS personnel from the cities of Cleveland and Cleveland Heights and University Circle Police Department. Contact with other local, County, State and Federal agencies may be required. Students: Frequent contact with University students. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY Police officer has no direct supervision of staff employees, but may be asked to provide guidance or supervision to university security officers, student auxiliary and Case EMS personnel. QUALIFICATIONS Experience: 2 years of full-time experience as a commissioned police officer, law enforcement officer, military police officer, or closely related position. Must be 21 years of age at time of application. A criminal record free of convictions related to the fitness to perform the duties of a police officer. Education/Licensing: Must have a college education equivalent to an Associate’s degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred. OPOTA certification required. Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s license, free of serious or frequent violations. REQUIRED SKILLS 1. Ability to successfully complete physical agility testing. Able to complete the physical, practical and academic requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy. 2. Ability to successfully complete in-service training mandated by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and the Case Western Reserve University Police department. 3. Must have the ability to read, write and speak English fluently. 4. Ability to communicate effectively with the diverse population of the campus. 5. Ability to effectively relate complex information both orally and in writing. 6. Ability to make quick assessments of emergency situations, determine appropriate response and calmly, efficiently and tactfully enact emergency response procedures. 7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, subordinates and supervisors. 8. Ability to learn and apply principles and techniques of modern policing. 9. Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations. 10. Thorough knowledge of University rules and procedures. 11. Thorough knowledge of University geography, to include: property boundaries, street names and locations, building and parking lot locations, major functions, hazards, fire & security system locations and access points. 12. Thorough knowledge of University and department mission, vision and values. 13. Basic knowledge of fire, security and access controls system operation. 14. Basic knowledge of computer functions and operations. 15. Proficient and safe use of issued firearms, non-lethal weapons and restraints. 16. Use of unarmed self-defense and restraint techniques. 17. Safe and effective operation of assigned motor vehicles. 18. Observation and ability to remember information and details. WORKING CONDITIONS The employee may be required to spend extended periods of time sitting, standing or walking and be able to bend, stoop, reach and run. The employee may be exposed to weather conditions including: heat, cold, wind, rain, snow and ice and be involved in physical confrontation and exposure to dangerous situations. The employee may be required to work extended hours based on situational and staffing needs. The employee will need to satisfactorily pass medical exam, psychological exam and background investigation. Diversity Statement In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable Accommodations Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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