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 Police Officer- Public Safety - 04061 - Dayton, Ohio, United States

Job information
Posted by: Sinclair Community College 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Government
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: zlZBOROJBQ5xV3durkcR6K428FjJxi / Latpro-3842386 
Date posted: Nov-20-2021
State, Zip: Ohio, 45402


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the safety of all individuals utilizing the main Sinclair Campus, the satellite campuses and the surrounding areas. The safeguarding of the physical assets of the college is of paramount importance, as is the further enhancement of a safe working and educational environment for faculty, students, and staff members.
The Department of Public Safety operates as a fully functional law enforcement agency within a business environment and located within an urban setting of a major metropolitan city. Officers must balance their duties as police officers with their responsibilities as Sinclair employees to promote the success of Sinclair College. Student safety is the primary focus of this position.
Given the myriad of Mutual Aid Agreements of which Sinclair is a signatory member, police officers must expand their areas of responsibility, thereby becoming positive stewards for the entire region.
Sinclair police officers are professional, certified law enforcement officers as established by the Ohio Police Officers Training Commission and are bound by their rules and regulations pertaining to training requirements.
All full-time Sinclair police department officers are subject to a one (1) year probationary period.

This posting is to develop an eligibility list for current, and future Police Officer needs of the College.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Police officers for the Department of Public Safety operate on shifts twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and are subject to be called back to duty at any time, regardless of their days off or other leave, including vacation.
  • During emergency circumstances, police officers are classified as “mission essential” personnel and must report for work. The police officer is the first responder to all criminal incidents, fires, hazardous material spills, injuries, illnesses and vehicular accidents, as well as any other situation which may arise. 
  • This position maintains high visibility patrols on foot, bicycle and vehicle for the entire campus and requires constant interaction with faculty, students, staff, and other law enforcement agencies and those visiting and/or working in the Miami Valley area 
  • After hours and during weekends this position is the first responder to all the items listed above and to any maintenance and HVAC malfunctions. Officers are tasked as acting as the first responder to any mechanical emergencies throughout campus and the notification of proper personnel. 
  • Officers will investigate all criminal and/or non-criminal incidents, along with any other matter as directed by appropriate authority. 
  • Officers will assist other law enforcement agencies during investigations relating to Sinclair College or any other incident resulting from mutual aid activation or other assists. Police officers present information to various prosecutor’s for the filing of criminal charges, which may result in being required to testify in court. 
  • This position has the responsibility of providing first-aid and the application of CPR/AED techniques. Officers also are called upon to evaluate & document injuries, illnesses, and to request further medical assistance when warranted. 
  • Officers must be able to engage individuals in physical confrontations to include but not limited to (1) handcuffing subjects; and (2) subduing violent combative subjects by using both arms and hands.


  • Minimum of a High School diploma or GED required. 
  • Successful completion of or currently attending an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy basic officer course required. 
  • Current OPOTC commission at the time of appointment required. 
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, and be on call twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days per year required. 
  • Ability to run short distances required. 
  • Must maintain mandatory levels of handgun, shotgun and patrol rifle proficiency, as well as CPR/AED and first-aid certifications required. 
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact with a variety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. 
  • Officers must receive and maintain certifications for the use of the ASP Baton, Less-Lethal munitions & the Taser CEW 
  • Ability to operate and use a gas mask, fire extinguisher and other safety equipment. 
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license with a driving record that is able to be covered by the college insurance provider required. 
  • Ability to read and comprehend legal documents. 
  • Professional oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while responding to the communication center. 
  • Exceptional situational awareness. 
  • Ability to successfully complete 1 year probationary training period upon appointment required. 
  • Ability to demonstrate professional service as a representative of Sinclair Community College.

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