Participates in extensive field training program and receives instruction in enforcing state laws and University and departmental rules and regulations, patrolling University property on foot or in vehicle, providing emergency and non-emergency services, conducting investigations, writing reports, performing crime prevention activities, and controlling and directing traffic. Reports to Police Sergeant and/or Police Lieutenant.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
With the guidance of Police Officer II or Police Sergeant, patrols grounds and buildings on foot and in vehicle, protects lives and property, recognizes and reports safety hazards, prevents crimes, enforces state laws and University and departmental rules and regulations, answers calls for service/assistance from people on University property, resolves conflicts between persons or groups within campus community; carries firearms, apprehends and arrests violators, transports prisoners to police station, court, or jail; registers and books prisoners; detains and locates treatment for hazardous or self-endangering individuals; locates lost persons, files affidavits, serves warrants, and appears in court as required.
Learns proper method of investigating complaints, conducting criminal and accident investigations, making inquiries, taking and recording information, submitting written reports, and conducting continuing or follow-up investigations.
Participates in roll call (e.g., reviews assignments, discusses special concerns, anticipates potential problems, and determines need for additional training).
Provides or assists in providing services (e.g., money escorts, locking and unlocking buildings, giving directions, assisting drivers with unlocking vehicles, jump starting, obtaining fuel and tire inflations); answers questions and advises public in regard to law, policy, and features of the University.
Monitors parking facilities (e.g., checks parking permits, issues traffic tickets as necessary, directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic).
Conducts surveillance and tactical operations as trained and directed.
Performs security functions at special events; makes emergency medical runs in patrol car or ambulance; learns to provide emergency first aid to victims; assists other law enforcement agencies in conformity with existing mutual aid agreements.
Performs necessary routine maintenance on department vehicles (e.g., filling the fuel tank, checking the oil, and changing flat tires).
Learns to perform routine administrative duties related to police work (e.g., completes reports of police activities, keeps log of unusual incidents, dispatches police officers, answers telephone, etc.).
Learns to operate computer to access law enforcement records.
Receives Ohio Peace Officer basic training.
Performs related duties as trained and required.
High school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of two years (i.e., 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) of college level academic credits in Criminal Justice Studies, Law Enforcement, or other job-related field (e.g., political science, psychology, government, sociology, etc.) or equivalent training or experience which provides comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be twenty-one years of age at time of commission. Successful completion of extensive applicant selection process to include: written assessment, background investigations, medical assessments, polygraph examination, physical fitness test, psychological assessments, and administrative interviews.
License/Certification: Valid Ohio driver’s license with safe driving record. Eligible for acceptance at Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy. During a one year probationary period, Police Officer I must complete and be certified by Ohio Peace Officers Training Program, and complete extensive departmental Field Training Program. Upon successful completion of probationary period, Police Officer I will be eligible to be reclassified to Police Officer II.
Preferred Qualifications: Not applicable.
Knowledge Of: Not applicable.
Skill In: Interpersonal communication to effectively interact with University personnel and public in person and over the telephone (e.g., to assist the public, communicate with authorities, etc.)
Written communication (e.g., to compose narratives for reports, etc.)
Ability To: Demonstrate physical fitness
Read and comprehend a variety of written material.
Remember a sequence of events and details
Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and to calculate percentages)
Practically apply newly learned techniques and skills
Assessments: Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments.
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at... Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.