Ohio University accepts applications for Police Officer vacancies on an annual basis, typically beginning in March or April.
Persons interested in applying should check the Ohio University Human Resources website at:
Under general supervision, patrols grounds and buildings to protect lives and property, prevent crimes and enforce laws, and investigate crimes. Carries firearms and makes arrests and testifies in court. Makes police presentations to groups and organizations.
1) Online application through www.ohiouniversityjobs.com
2) Physical Fitness Exam (applicants with current and valid OPOTA certificate are exempt from this step)
3) Written test
4) Oral Board Interview (Typical board consists of a Lieutenant, Detective, and Field Training Officer)
5) 2nd Oral Board Interview (Typical board consists of the Chief of Police, Ops. Capt., and P&L Capt.)
6) Community Panel Interview (Community stakeholders)
7) Comprehensive Background Investigation, including polygraph testing
8) Conditional Offer of Employment
9) Psychological Screening
10) Medical Physical
11) Final Offer of Employment
OUPD Physical Fitness Exam Standards (PDF)