The university police officer is a member of the University Police Department, which serves and protects the campus community.
The officer is responsible for maintaining a secure environment; mitigating safety hazards; being observant and responding to actual and suspected criminal activity on campus; maintaining a positive relationship with the university community; controlling and regulating traffic; and investigating security, safety, crime, and traffic incidents.
The university police officer is dedicated to educating, mentoring, and contributing to the success of the university community.
Primary Responsibilities :
The incumbent is a sworn peace officer with primary responsibility for protecting life and property at Northern Kentucky University. Examples of responsibilities required to complete this task include, but are not limited to:
Patrolling assigned areas on foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle;
Observing and responding to actual and suspected criminal activity;
Promptly, clearly, and concisely completing a variety of written incident, offense, and ancillary reports in a grammatically correct manner and in accordance with established best practices;
Deterring crime and arresting violators as prescribed by Kentucky Revised Statutes;
Responding to emergency alarms and dispatched calls for service;
Communicating with supervisors, peers, and all stakeholders in a courteous, culturally-adroit manner that models the University Police core values, while providing an outstanding customer service experience.
1) High school diploma or equivalent;
2) 21 years of age at the time of appointment;
3) Valid driver’s license;
4) Any candidate offered this position is required pass a thorough background check;
5) The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate competent solo patrol and investigative abilities by satisfying the knowledge and performance-based benchmarks set forth in the supervised Field Training Observation & Evaluation program.
For more information, please visit our recruiting website at: https://inside.nku.edu/police/join-our-team.html
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: High School Diploma
Minimum Experience: See posting detail
Quick Link: 8536
Internal Number: 8536
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.