BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
715 E. LEROY
BOWLING GREEN, OHIO 43403
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Updated: April 29, 2021
Job Classification: Police Officer 1 - Police Cadet
Candidates must complete the following steps in order to apply:
Please see the complete position details below. For additional information about BGSU Public Safety and the BGSU Police Department click HERE.
Work SchedulePosting is for an eligibility list that will be used to fill anticipated vacancies in 2021. Rotating work schedule including overnight and on weekends. Works outside exposed to inclement weather; subject to call-in emergency situations; exposed to unpredictable client behavior and other law enforcement hazards. Full benefit package available. This is a collective bargaining position.
The Police Officer 1 and the Police Cadet are state university law enforcement officers and are members of the Police Department within the Department of Public Safety. The Police Officer 1 enforces state laws, city ordinances, University rules and regulations, patrols University property on foot, on bicycle or in vehicle, provides emergency and nonemergency services, conducts investigations, writes reports, performs crime prevention activities, controls and directs traffic, assists in training new officers, and performs special assignments when necessary. Individuals who have not yet successfully completed a basic peace officer academy in Ohio will be hired at the lower rate of pay as a Police Cadet. A Police Cadet is a sworn peace officer who has yet to complete the basic peace officer academy.
Starting Pay Rate: Police Officer 1 – $25.73, Police Cadet – $23.59
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
Essential Competencies: Knowledge of police safety practices; police procedures and techniques; interviewing; basic first aid techniques; investigation procedures and techniques; reporting procedures, and state and federal laws and regulations. Skill in the operation of police equipment, motor vehicles and firearms. Ability to demonstrate physical fitness and agility; handle sensitive contacts with public and government officials; verbally present evidence in legal proceedings; gather, collate and classify information about people, places or things; read and understand technical material relating to police work; compose clear, concise and complete police reports; recognize threatening or unusual conditions and take appropriate action; act quickly and calmly in an emergency; exercise firmness with tact and objectivity.
Training and Development Required to Remain in the Classification after Employment: Satisfactory completion of mandated training/educational topics, which may include successful completion of a basic peace officer training academy in Ohio and will include the successful completion of all steps in the field training process. Satisfactory completion of probationary period. Individual will maintain physical fitness by annually receiving a physical examination from his/her physician during the thirty calendar days preceding October 1 of each year. A personal physician will complete and return to the University a medical form approved by the University that confirms that the officer is physically fit to perform the essential functions of the job.
Minimum Class Requirements: Must be 21 years of age and have an associate degree or the equivalent of 60 semester credit hours at an institution of higher education beyond the high school level at time of appointment. Computer skills and writing skills necessary. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and comply with the University’s vehicle use policy.
Must pass an entrance exam, physical agility test, demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and decision making in an assessment center and interviews, pass a psychological evaluation, a fitness-for-duty medical examination and an in-depth background investigation to include a polygraph examination.
Bachelor’s degree and possession of a current valid Ohio Peace Officer’s Training certificate received from a program sponsored by the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Council are preferred but not required.
Selection Criteria: Employment applications will be pre-screened for minimum educational qualifications. In addition to the completion of the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) employment application each candidate must schedule and successfully complete the National Testing Network (NTN) law enforcement exam. Completion of the BGSU application and NTN exam must be done no later than May 7, 2021. An applicant who submits a DD-214 with the application shall receive an additional credit of twenty percent (20%) of their passing score on the written exam. The DD-214 must reflect military service of 180 consecutive days or more with an honorable discharge. No military credit will be added unless the applicant achieves a minimum passing score of 70% on the written examination. Top candidates based on final scores on the NTN exam will be invited to a *physical fitness test on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Top candidates who successfully complete the physical fitness test will be invited to participate in an assessment center being conducted the week of May 24, 2021. Candidates must successfully pass the written exam, physical fitness test, an assessment center, interviews, an in-depth background investigation, a psychological evaluation, a polygraph examination and a medical exam.
*For a list of requirements for the physical fitness test click HERE
Official college or university transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution(s) attended to the BGSU Police Department at 100 College Park Office Building, Bowling Green, OH 43403 to the attention of Annette Stencil prior to May 7, 2021.
To Apply: Candidates must complete the following steps: