Police Officer

Job Description

Location: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Department: Public Safety
Hours: 2:30p - 10:30p (40 hrs/week)
Shift: 2nd

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.


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 PRIIDE values.


Minimum Required: High School Education or GED. Some college, preferably in Criminal Justice or related field preferred. Hospital Security / Police preferred. Must have graduated from an approved Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy as a police officer and eligible for State of Ohio commission as a police officer. | 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. | Previous Police Officer experience preferred.

Must pass a mental fitness exam in order to be employed by UC Health. The exam is given by UC Health.