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Employment at MUPD


To be eligible to apply for a police officer position, candidates must:

  • Be at least 21 years old at time of application.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Possess current OPOTC certification.

A college education is preferred, but not required. Applications are generally accepted each spring to form an eligibility list that is valid for the next year, as provided by Ohio Civil Service rules. A test will be administered to rank applicants; applicants who are currently employed as a police officer by a public agency in Ohio, and have been employed at that agency for at least two years, may be eligible to waive the test requirement.

Eligible candidates must successfully complete a series of oral interviews, a thorough background investigation, a computerized voice stress analysis interview, and a psychological assessment before being appointed. Applicants who are not required to test will be ranked on the eligibility list based on their performance on the initial oral board interview. Officers serve a one-year probationary period. A prior criminal record may be grounds for disqualification.

For all positions, the status of our application process will be updated on this web page when it changes, all applications must be submitted online or from a link on this page when the department is accepting applications to form an eligibility list. Specific questions concerning jobs with MUPD may be answered by emailing 


Miami University offers a competitive salary to its police officers, rewarding continuing education and higher education with both permanent salary increases and annual bonuses. MUPD also offers prior service credit, allowing experienced police officers to start at a higher rate of pay. Officers work ten-hour days on assigned shifts with rotating off days. The ten-hour schedule provides officers with two or three days off per week, depending on where they are in the rotation. In addition, the department has a flexible leave policy that includes two weeks of paid vacation per year after the first year of service.

Special assignments and promotional advancements are available within the department, as well as numerous off-site training opportunities. Some of the special assignments that the Miami University Police Department offers to patrol officers include bike patrol, police K-9 handler, and positions on the multi-agency Special Response Team (SRT).

Staff also receive a tuition waiver when attending classes at Miami University; this waiver extends to immediate family members after three years of service. Miami University police officers participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System Law Enforcement (PERS—LE) retirement program. Unsworn staff participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). Read about other benefits available to Miami University employees.

Miami University is a diverse community and seeks to reflect this in its police officers; thus, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Miami University is an equal-opportunity employer.

Miami University Police Department

Dial 9-1-1 if you have an emergency. If you require immediate police assistance or wish to report a criminal offense, call the police dispatcher at 513-529-2222.

Contact Information

Police Services Center
4945 Oxford-Trenton Road
Oxford, Ohio 45056
513-529-2222 | 24 hours | Non-Emergency

Substation Locations

Armstrong Student Center - 1055

Farmer School of Business - 1001

King Library - 31

Yager Stadium - 180