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UT recruiting new police officers

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The University of Toledo police department is looking for a few good men and woman. The chief is anticipating at least two retirements soon and will need to hire two new recruits to fill the positions.
     
"We're looking for someone that can engage with the community. A positive person. Someone that likes to work in a university environment," said UT's police chief Jeff Newton.  

UT is a top university in Northwest Ohio with safety and crime challenges like any school. The uniformed officers patrol the campus and streets around it

"So we'll experience the same type of crimes. I think we expect our officers to connect with the community more so than the municipalities. They do a lot of programming a lot of education and there's that component to the work as well," said Chief Newton.  
     
The chief says you must be 21 years old and have a valid drivers license. He says university policing is a great career which builds relationships with a diverse community. There's also amazing advantages to working at the university.

"One just being in the university environment is a great environment to work in. There is tuition reimbursement that many take advantage of for the applicant and family members so that's a big perk" said the chief.

The pay is very competitive with other police departments in the area.  

The test will be offered to qualified candidates the morning of April 26, 2014.

Applications are being accepted at jobs.utoledo.edu. Direct Link: http://jobs.utoledo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55235