Auxiliary Unit

Nature of Work

This is responsible police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves responsibility for assisting the Police Division of the Department of Public Safety for the prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and enforcement of laws and ordinances.

Work includes preventive patrol, traffic regulation, and special assignments. Supervision is received from a superior officer who reviews work in progress and the overall effectiveness of an employee's performance. Work involves extensive public contact. Work involves an element of personal danger.

Illustrative Example of Work

  • Responds to police alarms and other emergencies when called upon.
  • Patrols the city, or an assigned area thereof, in a patrol car or on foot; prevents and discovers the commission of crime, detains offenders; enforces vehicle, traffic, and parking laws and ordinances; makes the police presence known in a manner that contributes toward deterrence of law violations.
  • Answers calls for service when directed.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the city and adjacent areas.
  • Testifies as a witness in court.
  • Prepares required reports on offenses, incidents, and related matters.
  • Assists in traffic control and police protection at fires and other incidents which may attract crowds; performs assigned duties at parades, processions, demonstrations, and sporting events; checks and reports on deficient street lights, signs, road surfaces, or other facilities.
  • Performs related work as required.

Requirements of Work

Graduation from high school; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Knowledge, or the ability to acquire knowledge within a reasonable period of training, of modern police practices and methods; of appropriate federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, particularly the lows of arrest, search and seizure and evidence; of the geography of the city; of the rules and regulations of the Police Division; and of first aid principles and practices.
  • Ability to deal firmly and courteously with the public.
  • Ability to analyze emergency situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Ability to obtain information through interview and interrogation.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Ability to meet specific physical requirements that may be established by appropriate authority. Skill, or ability to acquire skill within a reasonable period of training, in the use and care of any approved and authorized secondary weapon.

Necessary Special Requirement

  • A valid Ohio driver's license