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UPMC Sr. Police Officer II - Armed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Are you a law enforcement professional looking to join a team that's centered around our UPMC core value of Quality and Safety? UPMC is excited to be hiring for Police Officer opportunities at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Full-time or Part-time opportunities available!

Why Choose UPMC?

Whether you are just starting your law enforcement career, retired, considering retirement, or looking for a change of pace from traditional law enforcement, UPMC offers:

  • Generous Sign-On Bonus of $1500 with a 2-year work commitment (Full Time)

  • Promotional opportunity, including police officer career step after 18 months and leadership positions. The police officer career step requires Advanced Level IAHSS Certification (International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety) and a solid/strong performance rating.Shift differential of $1.60/hour

  • Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents

The Act 235 Certification is required prior to hire. The Act 120 Municipal Police Officer training is not a substitution for Act 235. To learn more about Act 235 please visit https://www.psp.pa.gov/lethalweapons.

Police Officers are responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, staff and all UPMC owned and adjacent properties. Enforces UPMC rules and regulations to both employees and the public. Establish a uniformed police presence by patrolling UPMC hospitals, buildings, grounds and associated areas to deter criminal activity, investigate criminal events, document activities, and take appropriate police action when necessary. Monitors security, fire, and environmental alarms. Responds to and resolves problems, disputes and unusual circumstances as necessary. Provides customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff to maintain a safe and secure environment. Serves as a first responder to any violent act occurring at a UPMC location. Will be armed with a firearm. Oversees the operations of assigned shift and formally leads the daily operations of the department. Organizes and assigns work, and provides daily instruction to staff regarding specific duties and assignments.


  • Ability to handle evidence control pertaining to UPMC initiated criminal investigations

  • Responds to acts of extreme violence at UPMC owned or controlled properties that have the potential to require the deployment of deadly force as dictated by UPMC policy.

  • May be required to support various types of investigations that have system-wide implication

  • Required to carry, properly handle, and be able to deploy a firearm.

  • Tasked with the ability to issue PA state citations for certain criminal and traffic offenses, using specific law enforcement applications such as the PA Justice Network, and performing other law enforcement duties as necessary.

  • Investigates incidents of unusual circumstances reported by UPMC staff, visitors, physicians and patients.

  • Must be able to perform as a Security Officer when necessary.

  • Appropriately escalates problems and concerns to Management's attention.

  • Will be accountable for the transportation of those subjected to criminal arrest and subsequent prosecution

  • May be required to serve legal documents such as arrest warrants, subpoena, Protection From Abuse, etc.

  • May function as a shift supervisor as needed to oversee the operations of assigned shift and formally lead the daily operations of the department, organize and assign work, and provide daily instruction to staff regarding specific duties and assignments.

  • May be required to provide support at various UPMC facilities which would include: Detailed knowledge of the physical layout of multiple facilities. Working knowledge of site specific policies and procedures between sites. Ability to effectively interact with differing management and customer bases from site to site.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Act 120 trained or equivalent (PA State Police Act Police Academy training, Police Officer training as mandated by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers) with 1 year of experience in law enforcement or a security-related field preferred OR

  • Five years of prior law enforcement experience in which a firearm was an essential tool and for which, at minimum, annual firearm training and qualification was maintained

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to effectively interact, communicate, and diffuse potential combative situations with persons from all walks of life.

  • Psychological fitness required to deal with stress and potentially dangerous conflict situations.

  • Physical fitness requirements to deal with typical physical demands that require full body motion and physical strength and stamina sufficient to respond to crisis interventions and medical emergencies.

  • Be able to effectively communicate both orally and in written format.

  • Good interpersonal skills; able to deal with stress and potentially dangerous conflict situations.

  • All applicants will be subject to a thorough background and criminal record check

  • Must be available for all shifts Officers are required to wear a bullet proof vest.

  • Must be able to perform as a security officer when necessary.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 235 with successful completion of both the academic and firearms training modules, required prior to hire. Must meet audio and visual standards outlined in Act 235 at time of hire.

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation - certification required within 30 days of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Driver's License

  • UPMC Physical Fitness Standard

  • Act 235 with Firearms

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • Act 501

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • Successful completion of UPMC Police Training upon hire.

  • Successful completion of all UPMC mandated weapons and firearms training.

  • Successfully pass UPMC Physical Fitness Standard: Physical fitness requirements to deal with typical physical demands that require full body motion and physical strength and stamina sufficient to chase, apprehend and subdue criminal suspects, and respond to crisis interventions and medical emergencies.

  • Must have good hand/eye coordination and able to pass an eye and hearing test with appropriate correction.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

UPMC has a Center for Engagement and Inclusion that is charged with executing leading-edge and next-generation diversity strategies to advance the organization’s diversity management capability and its national presence as a diversity leader. This includes having Employee Resource Groups, such as PRIDE Health or UPMC ENABLED (Empowering Abilities and Leveraging Differences) Network, that support the implementation of our diversity strategy.