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The University of Findlay ( is seeking a full-time police officer, responsible for protecting persons and property, maintaining order, and...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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The University of Findlay (www.findlay.eduis seeking a full-time police officer, responsible for protecting persons and property, maintaining order, and enforcing University administrative/conduct policies, federal, state, and local laws. Maintains security and safety of the main campus. This position is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police and Director of Security.

Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Counsel and the city of Findlay, the University of Findlay has nearly 80+ majors leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 11 master’s degrees, a doctor of pharmacy, a doctor of physical therapy, a doctor of occupational therapy and an Ed.D. More than 3,700 students are enrolled at Findlay.  In addition, our faculty and staff strive to create a supportive community in which our students grow and find their path to a meaningful life and productive career.

As a member of the city of Findlay, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the top ranked micropolitan community in the United States. Our small city offers so much to professionals like yourself, including a robust business climate, active downtown, and top-rated schools and parks. 

The Office of Human Resources will accept complete applicant files until the position is filled, early submission of materials will afford them optimal attention.

All applications will be considered highly confidential. Offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including UF tuition remission for accepted employee, spouse and children (after five months of employment).  The UF Employment Application may be found on the website at: .

For more information on the University of Findlay, visit

The University of Findlay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  It is the university’s policy to prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to their race, sex (including gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military or sexual orientation.

Job Requirements

Officers shall possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and must possess a current Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Certificate in good standing with the State of Ohio. Must possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license with a driving record reflecting no more than four points.

Officers must pass an extensive background investigation to include a criminal history and credit check; must be at least 21 years of age, and have both eyes corrected to 20/20 vision with no color blindness.

Officers must be able to accurately manipulate data using basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Officers shall have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in an academic and law enforcement environment. Must demonstrate sound judgment and appropriate decision making skills. Must maintain confidential information, demonstrate a high degree of initiative, independent judgment, and flexibility. Must be able to read and understand a map, and give and follow instructions.

Officers must be in good physical and mental condition to make arrests and secure uncooperative/resisting violators, as well as utilize and be proficient with all the protective equipment provided by the University. Shall be able to fully participate in and satisfactorily complete any reasonable physical training requirements set forth by the department. Strength demands include the ability to drag or carry human bodies in emergency situations, sit in a vehicle or stand for long periods of time, walk up and down at least three flights of stairs without pause. Must be able to run, stoop, and bend, on an occasional basis. Must be able to sit regularly and operate a computer while seated at a desk.

Preference given to candidates with security/law enforcement experience (training will be provided to certify the candidate in CPR and AED).

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