Police Officer

Berkeley, CA
University of California Berkeley

Salary: $48.20 – $58.26.

Essential Functions:

  • Protects university employees, students, and the general public; patrols and safeguards university property; maintains law and order; and performs other related duties as required.
  • Patrols campus buildings and grounds.
  • protects individuals and/or controls crowds during assemblies or disturbances.
  • Guards property against fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry.
  • Answers calls and complaints, taking the necessary police action.
  • Takes proper police action at scene of crime (for example, administers first aid, gathers evidence, locates witnesses and makes arrests).
  • Gathers, analyzes, investigates and prepares written reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations, thefts and disturbances of the peace.
  • Gathers/analyzes evidence, makes arrests, and appears in court as required.
  • May direct and control parking regulations and issue traffic citations.
  • Completes training and development and other duties as assigned.
  • Works with City of Berkeley police force as required.


  • Thorough knowledge in the following areas: First Aid/CPR, campus streets, buildings, and parking lots, general law enforcement procedures, vehicle laws, use of firearms.
  • Able to observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively, and to record pertinent information accurately and completely.
  • Comfortable carrying a firearm.
  • Must be a US citizen or be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to interact with a diverse community.
  • Excellent ability to use computer devices and programs and other modern law enforcement technologies and tools.
  • Thorough understanding of modern policing issues, philosophies, practices and trends applied within the University environment.
  • Meet all other requirements for peace officers as established by law and the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
  • High school diploma or equivalent certification/experience/training.
  • Enrollment in and/or completion of basic P.O.S.T. certification.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher and/or equivalent experience/training.