Deputy Sheriff

Stanford CA
Stanford University Department of Public Safety

Under general supervision, a Stanford University Department of Public Safety deputy sheriff provides all aspects of general law enforcement and public safety services to the community.

Law Enforcement
• Maintain the peace through the effective use of diplomacy, affecting arrests and issuing citations, and controlling violent persons in accordance with the law.
• Exercise sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous and stressful conditions; think clearly and act quickly in a variety of situations.
• Interpret, apply, and make decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.
• Properly and effectively use firearms and other police equipment and vehicles; meet weapons qualifications for pistol, shotgun, rifle, baton and other weapons as required; meet emergency vehicle operations qualifications; meet department, county and state requirements for peace officer training and general university employment conditions.
• Maintain contact and preserve good relations with the public; respond to calls for service from students, staff, and visitors regarding criminal and non-criminal matters relating to the safety of the community.
• Assist community members, give directions and promote community relations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Requirements
• Satisfactory completion of a basic CA police academy or proof of satisfactory completion of the CA waiver.
• U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment.
• 21 years of age or older.
• Vision not less than 20/100 in each eye; correctable to no less than 20/30 in each eye; without functional color blindness or impairment.
• Normal hearing in each ear.
• Ability to pass an extensive background investigation.
• Ability to pass a medical examination.
• Graduation from High School or possession of a General Education Development (G.E.D.) certificate.
• Certificate and the completion of 45 college semester units or 60 quarter units from an accredited college.