The process for applying for employment with the University Police is the same as applying for any other position with the university.

  • Applicants must start the process by going to the UCO job search webpage:

           Job Search

  • Click on the section you are interested in. Police service job postings are located under "Staff Positions"

  • Click on "Create Application" and follow the instructions.

Must be 21 years of age at the time of application. Must have no less than sixty (60) credit hours of college course work (four year degree from an accredited University or College preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a citizen of the United States. Must successfully pass a written examination, review by an oral board, physical examination, polygraph examination, extensive background investigation, MMPI, and physical agility test. Must have a valid Driver's License. Must within six months of employment, complete and thereafter shall maintain in good standing, a diploma of certification as a Peace Officer from the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. Shall not have been convicted of a serious misdemeanor crime. Shall not have been convicted of a felony crime. Shall not have been convicted of a crime involving domestic abuse.

Student Community Service Officer Program (CSO)

In addition to our full-time police staff, UCO Police Services also employs part-time students who work in number of security-related capacities on campus. One of their primary activities is our Campus SafeWalk program (described below). They also assist with facility security, special events and other activities. If you are a student seeking employment on campus and are interested in this type of opportunity we encourage you to go the UCO Employment Services web site to see if there are openings. You can also call Police Services directly for information if you desire. Student CSO's work in a uniformed capacity, but are unarmed. They can be identified by their yellow shirt with appropriate departmental logo and name.