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 positive relationship with the university community; maintaining a secure environment; mitigating safety hazards; being observant and responding to actual and suspected criminal activity on campus; 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:
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.
Patrolling assigned areas on foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle;
Responding to emergency alarms and dispatched calls for service;
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;
Observing and responding to actual and suspected criminal activity;
Deterring crime and arresting violators as prescribed by Kentucky Revised Statutes;
University Police thrives on student safety and success. Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, the candidate will have positive work and/or life experiences interacting and building strong relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and communities. Officers must also be willing to listen, learn, and seek opportunities to teach while actively supporting and upholding the mission and values of Northern Kentucky University.
To be eligible for this CONTRACT position, candidates must be retired from a Kentucky Retirements Systems/Kentucky Public Pensions Authority system, e.g: KERS, CERS, SPRS.
Additional Kentucky Law Enforcement Council requirements are as follows:
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 to 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
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.