Police Officer

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2022
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Position Information

Working Title
Police Officer

University Police Field Operations

Compensation Title

Position Number
Pool recruitment

Position Status

Work Schedule

The selected candidate will be required to work 12-hour rotating shifts. Night, weekend, and holiday work is required.

Hours per Week

Months per Year

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose of Position

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;

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;

Responding to emergency alarms and dispatched calls for service;

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.

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 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

Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience
See posting detail

Dependent on qualifications and experience; for highest qualified lateral candidates up to $27.63/hour + KLEFPF incentive upon KLEC certification. Position participates in state hazardous duty retirement system.

Pay Grade

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
  2. * Are you at least 21 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Kentucky peace officer certification or are you eligible for out-of-state reciprocity through the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * What does community policing mean to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

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