Police Officer, Public Safety

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

To perform general duty police work in the protection of life and property through crime prevention and the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws, policies and procedures of UC Health, for all properties owned and operated by UC Health on an assigned shift. An Officer's duties range from periods of physical inactivity to situations requiring extreme physical exertion and may involve an element of danger.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct patrol of property and/or facilities by foot, bike or patrol vehicle to prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime, to enforce criminal law, to direct traffic on UC Health property, and to enforce parking regulations in an effort to ensure a safe and secure environment. Responds to calls and complaints involving alarm activation's, automobile accidents, domestic and/or other disturbances, and other misdemeanors and felonies. In performance of their duties, officers are to cooperate with co-workers and other associates. Officers will be respectful and conduct themselves in a courteous, friendly, and professional manner. Treat all patients, visitors, associates, and public in a fair professional manner.
  • Writes detailed reports on police-related activities; document violations of UC Health and/or Department policies; Interviews persons with complaints and makes proper disposition or directs them to the proper authorities; Secures crime scenes, administers first aid, arbitrates disputes, conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witness statements, apprehends suspects, makes arrests, Gives advice and general information to inquiries from associates, visitors, patients, and the public. Reports must be complete, clear, concise, accurate, and professional.
  • Conduct inspections and document potential security, health and safety hazards. Upon discovery, officers shall conduct initial investigation if needed and submit a work request.
  • Enforce UC Health policies, procedures, and regulations. Enforce all Federal, State and Local laws as indicated in the Ohio Revised Code. Make arrests when warranted. Testifies as a witness in court in connection with arrests and investigations.
  • Performs safety checks throughout the facilities, and grounds. Performs monthly checks of the fire extinguishers, panic alarm systems.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate journals, books and other literature, and attending periodic training classes in police methods, and related subjects, conferences and in-services.
  • Keeps informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or potential for problems within an assigned area; Enters or retrieves data from a computer terminal, PC or other keyboard device; Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide PRIDE core values.
  • Keeps informed and aware of persons and places suspected of illegal activity and/or potential for problems within an assigned area; Enters or retrieves data from a computer terminal, PC or other keyboard device; Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide PRIDE core values.


Qualifications

Education: Minimum High School Education or GED, some college preferred. Must have graduated from an approved Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy as a police officer. Must complete the IHASS basic and advanced courses in security officer training within one year of appointment.

Required Certifications: Must possess the Ohio Peace Office Training Academy (OPOTA) certification as a Police Officer with the minimum hours of training required by OPOTA, and not have a break in service as a commissioned police officer for more than one (1) year. Obtain the IAHSS Security officer certification within 12 months of employment..

Years of Experience: Previous Police Officer experience preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge: Communicate in the English language by phone, radio system, or in person in a group or one-to-one setting. Exercise judgment and make decisions as to appropriate action under pressure in accordance with rules, regulations and policies. Work cooperatively, courteously, but firmly with all segments of the public. Recognize and control sources of personal stress in order to perform class requirements. Observe and monitor people's behavior or objects to determine compliance with laws, codes, and regulations, policies and recall details accurately. Produce written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar. Maintain moral standards and integrity. Remain in a standing or sitting position for extended periods of time. Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements. Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.