Police Officer

San Luis Obispo, CA
Cal Poly Public Safety Department

Salary: $63,720 – $86,820 annually.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the, Deputy Chief, the Police Officer’s primary responsibilities, include but are not limited to: protecting students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property, and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry; enforcing laws and traffic regulations; apprehending violators; providing general information and assistance to the public; crime prevention; and assisting in investigations. Special assignments may include Investigations, Bike Patrol, Crime Prevention, Critical Response Unit (C.R.U.), and K9.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforcing Federal and State laws, CSU rules and regulations, and maintaining order.
  • Prevent crime through community based policing and education.
  • Patrol campus buildings and grounds by foot, bike or by vehicle; respond to calls for service regarding disturbances; suspicious activity; traffic accidents; theft; medical aids; conduct searches; and related activities.


  • At least 21 years of age.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident alien with an application for citizenship completed at least one year prior to the date of application.
  • Selected candidates must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination, physical agility test, psychological examination, a thorough background check, which requires fingerprinting, and a drug test.