Cal Poly Pomona

POLICE OFFICER (academy graduate/lateral entry)

Recruitment No. 50597
Classification Title Police Officer
Collective Bargaining Unit Public Safety - Bargaining Unit 8
College/Department University Police Department
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Probationary
Application Materials Required University Application, Cover Letter, Resume AND Current DMV Report Required
Classification Salary Range $4,150 - $5,699
Recruitment Closing Date This position is on Repeat Status


The University Police Department is a comprehensive, twenty-four hour law enforcement agency providing public safety services to the campus community.  The Police Department is charged with protection of life and property; upholding the law fairly; safeguarding individual rights; and, recognizing the importance of cultural and ethnic diversity.  The department is responsible for response to emergencies, crime reports and investigations on campus.  In addition, the department offers a wide range of programs and services designed to enhance the safety and security of the community and support the mission of the university.  The mission of the University Police Department is to continually provide a safe and secure environment for the University Community.  We will dedicate ourselves, through partnerships with other departments, divisions, and the surrounding community, to significantly improve the quality of life for our faculty, staff, students, and community members.



Enforces local, county, and state laws; investigates criminal and non-criminal occurrences, makes arrests, interviews witnesses, transports prisoners, and testifies in court proceedings as required.  Patrols the campus and other property owned or operated by the University using a mixture of vehicular, foot and stationary assignments; handles traffic collisions; enforces traffic laws; provides safety escorts; responds to radio calls; writes reports to accurately describe events; conducts public speaking engagements; participates in training which includes classroom instruction and on-the-job training; responds to emergencies as needed, and performs other duties as assigned.  The Police Officer builds rapport between civilian employees, volunteer employees, students, staff, faculty, and guests by promoting public trust through ethical behavior and adherence to a set of core values as set forth by the Division of Student Affairs.


CALIFORNIA BASIC P.O.S.T. CERTIFICATE REQUIRED OR P.O.S.T. ACADEMY GRADUATE.  Must meet all employment requirements established by P.O.S.T. and State Law; U.S. Citizenship within three years of appointment; high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent; valid California driver’s license; no felony convictions; must possess good communication skills; experience working with a diverse population.  A combination or education and experience equivalent to two years of college preferred but not required.  Previous law enforcement experience is desirable.  The Selection Process is as follows:

·  Physical agility exam
·  Written test measuring reading and writing abilities
·  Oral interviews
·  Background investigation, including fingerprinting
·  Comprehensive medical examination, including drug test
·  Psychological examination
The Division of Student Affairs at Cal Poly Pomona believes in the following themes:  a student centered philosophy, quality contact with students, teamwork in its departments, and a sense of interconnectedness for each person with the University.  Officers are expected to uphold the values of integrity, passion, compassion, and honesty.  The Police Department supports these themes and values and subscribes to the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (C.O.P.P.S.) philosophy.

Benefits include extensive health, dental ad vision care.  Public Safety employees are eligible for an attractive benefits package which includes 100% employer-paid retirement benefits with PERS (Public Employee Retirement System); PERS 2.5% at 57.  Incumbent may be qualified for special assignment pay and P.O.S.T. Certificate Pay.


Finalists for this position will be required to submit to and successfully pass a Live Scan criminal records check prior to being hired.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


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