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530869 - Police Officer

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety

Job Title

Police Officer


Police Officer




University Police


Vice President, Administration and Finance

Salary Range

Classification Range $5,310 - $8,206 per month

(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $6,989 - $8,206 per month)

Appointment Type


Time Base

Full Time

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

About CSUF

Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary

It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University’s mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position: 

The University Police department is dedicated to ensuring the University Community's right to a crime free environment through exemplary and professional service. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Police Officer. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under general direction, the Police Officer protects students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry; enforces laws and traffic regulations; apprehends violators; provides general information and assistance to the public; and assists in criminal investigations. Duties at this level require a working knowledge of law enforcement methods and procedures, criminal codes and laws, and investigative techniques and procedures. These specialized skills are in the areas of Clery Act crimes and Title IX incidents.

Performs general patrol and operational police duties and assists in investigations or as a member on special teams or task forces. May receive specialized on-the-job training to perform these specialized functions. Patrols campus buildings and grounds by foot or by vehicle, as well as patrols a one-mile jurisdictional boundary from campus property as mandated by law; controls crowds during assemblies or disturbances; guards property; investigates and prepares reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations, thefts and disturbances of the peace; and gathers evidence, makes arrests and appears in court as required. Work assignments may include enforcing the law, crime suppression activities, and issuing traffic citations, administering first aid to injured persons and providing security at special events.

May receive training and/or be delegated responsibility for additional work assignments that include: range master, drug recognition expert, canine handler, field training, defensive tactics instruction, motorcycle patrol, bicycle patrol, special evidence technician, crime prevention specialist, community relations programs, and a member of a critical response or special reaction team. As a member of the UPD, supports efforts in promoting an inclusive environment of teamwork and will contribute towards ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion are incorporated in department operations, programs, and services. Represents the CSUF PD in campus events and provides excellent customer service to support the needs of the campus community. Performs other administrative, safety functions, and other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

High school diploma or the equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified training program, including possession of a Basic Course Certificate. Working knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures. Working knowledge of current criminal codes and laws. Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations. Possession of effective oral and written communication skills in order to write clear and comprehensive reports. Demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Possess a P.O.S.T Basic Certificate (Worked at least one year as a California Peace Officer). College course work in a related field (Criminal justice, Sociology, Psychology, etc.).  Able to give credible oral presentations in front of diverse groups of individuals and represent the Department by which it develops mutual trust and respect between law enforcement and the community. Aptitude and personality to foster partnerships with the community in the area of crime prevention. Possess an inherent character of being a solid decision-maker, respected team player, and exhibit proven professionalism and loyalty to the profession of law enforcement.


POST Academy Certificate and valid California Driver’s License, CPR and First Aid Certified.

Special Working Conditions

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

During an emergency, police officers are required to perform as necessary for the situation. The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent.

Additional Information

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

The person holding this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) position under the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act Crimes reported to them or that they witness. CSA training is required.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration. 
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

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Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act Notification:
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.fullerton.edu/deanofstudents/secondary_tabs/clery_act/annual_report.php. This report contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for California State University, Fullerton for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the CSUF Police Department.