California State University, Northridge Police Services
June 22, 2018
The anticipated HIRING RANGE:
Full Time - Experienced
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Police Services is a full-service, accredited law enforcement agency that provides police and emergency services to the university community and is open 24 hours a day/ seven days a week. University police officers are sworn law enforcement officers whose police authority on state university property extends throughout the state, including con-current jurisdiction with the Los Angeles Police Department on the adjacent streets and community. They are vested with the same peace officer powers of arrest and responsibilities as other police officers within the State of California. Officers meet training requirements mandated by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training as well as training designed to meet the needs of the university community.
MAJOR DUTIES: Under general supervision of the Watch Commander (Captain or Lieutenant of Patrol Operations), the Sergeant is responsible for supervising sworn personnel who perform basic patrol functions. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that police officers under their supervision strictly adhere to the mission, vision and value statements of the department and department) policies and procedures; be fully versed in the Department’s community policing philosophies, as well as basic law enforcement and Incident Command Systems (ICS) principles in order to effectively lead their personnel; is responsible for holding police officers under their supervision accountable for all laws, policies, and procedures of the Department as well as command staff notifications; makes assignments; develops and implements directed patrol plans that include multi-dimensional patrol methods (e.g., foot, bicycle, motorcycle, T3, and vehicle); presents briefings and training materials; manages all field resources to ensure that community services provided by the police officers are of the highest quality; facilitates and ensures that all officers are skilled and knowledgeable in all areas of community-based policing; approves reports and correspondence; oversees traffic enforcement, parking citations, and arrests; provides critical-incident oversight by taking charge at the scene of major crimes, fires, chemical hazards and other incidents relating to public safety and coordinates support for other responding units; provides input for policy practices and procedures; encourages and oversees a variety of community-policing initiatives including, but not limited to, Scanning Analysis Response Assessment (SARA) projects, Coffee-with-a-Cop events, Community Policing Team functions, public tabling events, and crime-prevention presentations; assists with assigned administrative duties; serves as the senior officer in charge in the absence of the Patrol Command Staff; and performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of law enforcement, emergency response, public safety, security methods, and criminal and special/sensitive investigations used in maintaining public safety. Comprehensive knowledge of: current law enforcement methods and procedures; current criminal codes and laws including federal and state higher education law (i.e. Clery, VAWA, Title IX); and effective investigative techniques and procedures. Ability and specialized skills to: work independently and make sound judgments; provide effective leadership, training, and direction to assigned personnel; supervise and evaluate employees effectively; assist in developing department policies and procedures; learn quickly and apply specific campus rules and regulations; relate to and gain the confidence and cooperation of members of the academic community; deal tactfully and effectively with a wide range of people; act calmly and rationally in emergency situations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; assist in the administration of a public safety program in a fair and objective manner; have effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports. Proficient in standard software such as Microsoft Office Suite, Police CAD system, County/State/Federal Police Law Enforcement Database System, etc.
GENERAL INFORMATION: A thorough POST background investigation (including medical and psychological evaluation) is conducted to determine suitability for the position. The person holding this position may be considered a 'general 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy, a Basic Course Certificate, and three or more years of active law enforcement experience. Additional qualifications include successful completion of POST-certified Supervisory Training course or ability to qualify for and complete the course within two years of appointment, and the required POST investigator course certificates within two years of assignment. Completion of First Aid and CPR certificate is preferred. License: Candidate Must Possess A Valid California Driver’s License.
Additional Salary Information: PAY & BENEFITS: The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $5668 - $8750 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $5668 - $8,551, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time; Shift rotates every six months and may include evenings, nights, and/or weekends.
This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.
Internal Number: 7613
About California State University, Northridge Police Services
The Department of Police Services is a full-service, accredited law enforcement agency that provides police and emergency services to the university community and is open 24 hours a day/ seven days a week. University police officers are sworn law enforcement officers whose police authority on state university property extends throughout the state, including con-current jurisdiction with the Los Angeles Police Department on the adjacent streets and community. They are vested with the same peace officer powers of arrest and responsibilities as other police officers within the State of California. All state laws, codes and regulations are enforced. Officers meet training requirements mandated by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training as well as training designed to meet the needs of the university community.
The department's 26,500 square foot facility opened in April 2007. The state-of-the-art Communications Center is equipped with customized consoles and temperature controls for the comfort of each dispatcher. A Title 15-approved detention facility and a forensic laboratory for immediate testing and analysis of evidence and property complete the cutt...ing-edge structure.
The primary jurisdiction of the university police department, according the California Penal Code, is a one-mile radius beyond the perimeter of the campus. However, according to case law CSU police departments have jurisdiction throughout the state of California. As a practical matter, the department patrols the campus as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.
In total, the department employs approximately 80 employees, 28 of which are sworn officers.