Police Officer

Agency: Wright State University Police Department

Location: Dayton OH

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Job Category:           Classified (non-exempt)

Equity & Inclusion No.:     17C097

Position FTE             100%

Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate            $22.46/hr.

Salary Band:             OFFCE


Job Summary/Basic Function:   Under general direction from higher level police officer or administrator and in accordance with broad operating procedures, performs a variety of duties and tasks related to providing safety and security to university buildings, grounds and personnel by properly enforcing all applicable state and local laws, codes and ordinances, university policies, procedures and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications    Must be at least 21 years of age, have the ability to gather and classify information, and be able to prepare clear and concise police reports. Must have high school diploma plus two years of directly related work experience or Associate degree or Bachelor degree in a directly related field. Must be able to pass an entrance level written examination, physical examination, polygraph examination, psychological examination, and an extensive background investigation. May be required to undergo an annual physical examination and periodic psychological and/or psychiatric examination as needed.

The following tests/examinations are required:
Police Officer written test, physical, polygraph, psychological, and an extensive
background investigation.
The following certifications are required:
A valid Ohio driver’s license 
A valid OPOTA Basic Peace Officer Training Certification


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Preferred Qualifications  

Essential Functions and percent of time:        Patrols grounds and buildings on foot and in vehicle to ensure public safety and security of facilities by enforcing all appropriate codes, laws, and regulations while maintaining a positive public relations image by assisting students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Maintain positive employee relations with department personnel, university community, and external community members.55%

Conducts investigations of criminal and accident incidents following operating procedures and completes appropriate administrative duties related to such activities.15%

Apprehends, arrests, and processes criminal violations, files affidavits, serves warrants, appears in court and testifies (being able to present credible testimony in a court of law) in criminal proceedings according to department standards.
Performs required safety and security functions at special Wright State University events to ensure public welfare and safety.

Performs required safety and security functions at special Wright State University events to ensure public welfare and safety.5%

Performs other special related duties such as emergency medical runs, assists other law enforcement in their duties and escorts, protects, and assists visitors as required. Functions related to public safety and welfare. 5%

Performs routine administrative duties following department standards such as completion of logs, reports, telephone work and general office work as required to assure proper department functioning.5%

Monitors traffic conditions and parking facilities to ensure efficient traffic flow, performing all traffic functions as required.5%

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):   

Non-Essential Functions and percent of time:         

Working Conditions          Hazardous working conditions exposed to inclement weather, potential of bodily harm in criminal investigations, and other fire and public safety conditions. Will work rotating shifts, including weekends and evenings. May work outside in adverse weather conditions. Emergency response is an integral part of this position; required response to exigent circumstances during off duty hours is required. Overtime may be required. Punctuality is required.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations).
Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the human resources website at http://www.wright.edu/human-resources.

Special Instructions to Applicants        Please upload a copy of your valid OPOTA Basic Peace Officer Training Certification.(Other Document)

First Consideration Date: 03/28/2017