Mobile Security/Community Officer
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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The primary objective of the position is to reduce the threat of physical harm, protect the physical assets of the university and to provide assistance and emergency response services as warranted. The officer will serve the various constituencies of the university in a manner that is consistent with the educational philosophy and principles of the institution. The officer will maintain a visible security presence in residence halls and dining facilities while building relationships and familiarity with students and staff in their assigned area.


1. Conduct both mobile and walking patrol of the campus, primarily in residence halls, dining facilities and their surrounding areas.

2. Maintain a visible security presence in residence halls and dining facilities while building relationships and familiarity with students and staff in their assigned area.

3. Respond promptly and professionally to requests for assistance and emergencies.

4. Provide effective "First Responder" support in all medical emergencies.

5. Enforce the rules, regulations and policies of the university, and applicable local/state/federal laws, in order to maintain a peaceful and orderly academic environment.

6. Conduct thorough security checks of all assigned university facilities in order to ensure their integrity and the safety of their contents.

7. Submit comprehensive written reports as assigned.

8. Provide security and crowd control at special events.

9. Perform all security, public safety, law enforcement, protective service, or emergency/general service as instructed.

10. Provide staffing support to the facility security monitor assignments as required.

11. May appear in court on criminal matters.


Perform other specialized operational functions as assigned.


Department: Daily communication with central dispatch via portable radio and telephone. Frequent contact with patrol officers.

University: Daily contact with residence and dining hall staff.

External: Occasional contact with general public during special events.

Students: Daily contact with students.


This position has no supervisory responsibility.


Experience: Prior security experience preferable. Must pass a thorough background investigation including criminal history. Candidates will be required to undergo psychological screening and a physical agility skills assessment.

Education/Licensing: High school education required, two-year degree in Law Enforcement/ Criminal Justice preferred. Must possess a valid Ohio operator's license with no significant violations.


1. Have an understanding of the security function within an educational institution.

2. Possess the ability to interact in a sensitive, courteous and understanding manner with members of a diverse academic community.

3. Good verbal and written communication skills

4. Ability to operate monitors and video cassette recorder.

5. Must be familiar with and able to operate fire and security equipment located at the site


Officers will at times be required to be on-call for staffing emergencies. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. May required reaching, standing, walking, climbing, fingering, grasping and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects of up to 20 pounds. This is an evening position. May also require rotating shifts, extended hours and/or weekends.


Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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