Police Officer

Salary: $24.00/Hour

General Summary
Under the supervision of a superior officer, a Police Officer performs a variety of general and specific police functions in assigned area in order to preserve and protect life and property, enforce laws and ordinances, and prevent and detect crime on CMHA premises. These tasks require an understanding of department operations, and state, local and federal statues, and involve an element of personal risk. The Police Officer must be dedicated to the Authority’s mission and vision and will uphold the shared values of commitment, respect, accountability, excellence and safety to internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Patrols a designated area, either in a motorized vehicle or on foot, in order to prevent crime or disturbance of the peace and apprehend violators. Conducts surveillance. Makes police presence visible in order to deter crime. Familiarizes self with patrol area and notes hazards, suspicious persons, and circumstances therein to report to superior officer. Maintains ongoing radio contact as directed.
  • Responds to reported violations of regulator laws and ordinances including, but not limited to, drug violations, felonies, civil disturbances, domestic disturbances, and misdemeanors.
  • Enforces vehicle and limited traffic laws; writes notices; and serves court writs.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations of crimes, accidents, and civil disturbances; gather evidence and protects the crime scene until relieved by the appropriate superior officer or investigatory unit. May administer first aid, locate, question, and detain witnesses; pursues, apprehends, arrests, interrogates, and transport suspects and offenders as necessitated by circumstance; testifies and presents evidence in court.
  • Observes, inspects, and reports the condition of CMHA property, noting any hazardous conditions; inspects and maintains department equipment.
  • Writes crime reports and other required reports; completes forms describing circumstances of crimes, accidents, investigations, complaints, and other police activities.
  • May perform functions of specialized police operations including, but not limited to, specific street activities, narcotics enforcement, scientific duties, and clerical tasks in support of street personnel.
  • Progression within the police position is in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. A police officer may also serve as a field-training officer.
  • First officer on a crime scene coordinates the duties of other officers until the arrival of a superior; senior officers may serve as lead workers, coordinating and assigning tasks in the absence of superior officers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • The above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. This is not an exclusive list of all duties performed by personnel so classified.

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                               

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact well with the public.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, any shift, and when called in for emergencies.
  • Ability to analyze situations rapidly and objectively, and to determine the proper course of action.
  • Must possess in skill in handling vehicle in normal and emergency situations.
  • Certification by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council.
  • Ability to complete CPR and first aid certification requirements by the end of probationary period.
  • Passage of a drug-screening test.
  • Passage of physical and psychological examinations.
  • Reliable transportation available.
  • Possession of a personal home telephone.
  • Possession of a personal firearm that meets established guidelines.
  • Physical agility.
  • The qualifications listed above are guidelines, other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job will be considered. 
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License with no more than three points, and insurable under Agency guidelines. 

Physical Demands 

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

  • The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority requires evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination for newly hired employees.* * CMHA will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for religious or medical reasons as required under applicable law. For more information please contact CMHA’s Human Resources at 216-348-5030 (voice) or email HRDir@cmha.net. * The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") requires CMHA to maintain confidentiality of employee medical information. Any information provided will be kept confidential and will be stored separately from the employee’s personnel files as required under the ADA.

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The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform the job will be considered.