The mission of the Sacramento State Police Department is to protect the life, property, and peace of mind of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of this university. Our greatest asset in furtherance of this mission is our Department members who work as a combined force in collaboration with the campus community.
Our Department adheres to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and service, understanding our collective responsibility in upholding the noble reputation of the law enforcement profession.
Our highest objective is to provide an environment free of criminality where the future leaders of our society can learn and prosper.
Responsible for the enforcement of all California State laws and University policies. Provide crime prevention by safeguarding University and personal property through motorized and foot patrol of assigned areas. Obtain evidence, apprehend violators, perform arrests and appear in courts as a witness. Enforce all posted University speed regulations using police radio patrol cars, respond to all radio calls or disturbances, assist in transporting the ill and injured as required. Investigate and make appropriate reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations and disturbances of the peace occurring on campus.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
Knowledge and Abilities: • Valid California driver’s license. • 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. • Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports. • Demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations.
Education and Experience: • High school diploma or equivalent. • Successful completion of a P.O.S.T. certified training program, including obtaining a Basic Course Certificate.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 1. Ability to operate state vehicles and various police-oriented equipment. 2. Ability to work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies. 3. Ability to communicate and perform duties effectively in a professional manner during situations that may rapidly evolve. 4. Ability to maintain tact and sensitivity. 5. Organizational skills. 6. Ability to work with a diverse environment. 7. Must meet all employment requirements established by P.O.S.T. and State Law.
8. California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate Required or P.O.S.T. Academy Graduate
9. Experience as a police officer in an academic setting.
The Sacramento State Police Department is empowered pursuant to section 830.2 (c) of the California Penal Code and fully subscribes to the standards of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
Sacramento State Police Officers have peace officer authority anywhere in the State of California. They receive the same basic training as city and county peace officers throughout the state, plus additional training to meet the unique needs of a campus environment.