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Police Officer

Posted: 08/31/2022

Purpose: Under the immediate supervision of the Director of Public Safety, Lieutenant and/or Sergeant, Police Officers are charged with the responsibility for carrying out assigned functions of the department. This includes protecting life and property, preserving the peace, preventing crime, and the enforcement of state and federal laws as well as rules and regulations of Mount St. Joseph University. Each officer will be accountable for conditions and incidents that develop during his/her tour of duty and are personally responsible for adherence to the rules and regulations of the University and the Campus Police as they apply to all officers.



  • Greet Visitors, notify offices/residents of arrival
  • Provide directions and other information
  • Answer/transfer calls to Switchboard
  • Document/distribute messages via email
  • Instructions on the use of phone/voicemail systems
  • Communicate phone problems to ISS
  • Receive incoming calls to Campus Police
  • Obtain data, evaluate, and initiate a response
  • Refer to alternate sources if not Safety issue
  • Maintain radio contact with officers
  • Monitor surveillance cameras
  • Maintain messages, information, and hourly checkup log for officers
  • Participate in emergency response as directed by the Director of Public Safety
  • Contact the County 911 center with emergency info
  • Maintain communication with Delhi Fire & Police as appropriate
  • Read fire alarm and notify Campus Police of location
  • Provide secretarial/clerical support to Campus police and to other campus offices as coordinated through the Director
  • Fax machine support
  • Accept/monitor receipt of newspapers
  • Overnight guest registration
  • Students guests check-in/out
  • Key/game equipment check-in/out
  • Monitor master key used for RAs
  • Check-in/out ISS key
  • Contribute to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements, exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed

Duty Personnel

  • Control traffic flow and parking conditions
  • Investigate traffic complaints and accidents
  • Investigate criminal complaints
  • Issue University ID cards and parking permits
  • Maintain key inventory and appropriate records
  • Assists with fire and other safety inspections
  • Provide oversight for policies, procedures, and BMV checks related to the use of University vehicles including observance of vehicle conditions upon check-out return
  • Maintain office procedures

All Officers

  • Perform responsibilities of Duty Personnel as appropriate and when assigned
  • Patrols buildings and grounds on foot and in a patrol vehicle
  • Note and report all situations or conditions which are discovered to be a danger to campus and public safety; remedy or secure the area until a remedy is effected
  • Note all suspicious persons or occurrences that come to their attention, and take appropriate action
  • Prepare and maintain files of daily activity reports, incident reports, and all required paperwork in a detailed, timely, and accurate manner
  • Responsible for opening and securing buildings on campus at prescribed times
  • Escorts of persons, money, and/or receipts as needed by University departments
  • Assist stranded motorists whenever possible
  • Assist local law enforcement and emergency services as needed, responding to life squad and other fire and emergency runs
  • Administer emergency victim care as appropriate
  • Perform police duties at special events
  • Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed

Primary Contacts: Director of Public Safety, Lieutenant, Sergeant, and other department officers and staff; students, faculty, staff, university visitors, Sisters of Charity personnel and residents; emergency response personnel and other members of the campus community.

Supervision Exercised: None

Supervision Received: Works under general direction toward broadly defined objectives; refers specific problems to the Director of Public Safety only when clarification or interpretation of organizational policies are involved.


Education: Minimum high school diploma; certified peace officer

Experience: Peace Officer related experience required; experience with college campus safety and security issues preferred; knowledge and work experience in general office and emergency dispatch procedures

Specialized Training: Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy, Patrol Certification or equivalent; OR any combination of education, experience, or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; clean criminal background and traffic record with current valid drivers license required.

Skills, Attributes

Customer Service

  • Exhibit a student/customer first orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
  • Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and customer needs and expectations; anticipate and identify customer needs
  • Demonstrate high energy, enthusiastic approach to duties, and a commitment to liberal arts education


  • Communicate, cooperate, and collaborate well with others to achieve common office or University goals
  • Willingly assist in various responsibilities as appropriate within the Division of Student Affairs and the University as required during high service demand times
  • Demonstrate the ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed for a 24-hour, 7 days per week operation


  • Develop and nurture an effective, productive, and respectful rapport and working relationship with customers, co-workers, and various campus, community, and Sisters of Charity constituencies maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
  • Demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic (email and internet) communication skills
  • Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others


  • Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions


  • Take immediate and independent action when necessary
  • Assuming the initiative for creative problem solving
  • Demonstrate creativity and high energy
  • Accomplish tasks with follow-through to completion


  • Must possess an aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate automation of office and procedures; proficient in Microsoft Office

Work Environment, Physical Demands

  • Ability to handle stressful situations and difficult decisions; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with constant service interruptions; customer contact; confidentiality; detailed work; proper use of firearms; must be able to remain calm under emergency situations and to handle co-workers functioning under pressure situation; ability to operate University vehicles


To apply, please upload the cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.
A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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