Police Officer Cadet/Police Officer

Los Angeles, CA
CSU Los Angeles

The Police Officer patrols an assigned beat or district of the campus on foot or by vehicle to protect University personnel, property, and facilities against accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry. Duties include but are not limited to: enforces laws, codes, statutes, traffic and safety regulations; apprehends violators; provides general information and assistance to the public; investigates calls for service; writes/files clear concise reports; escorts prisoners; appears in related court processes; assists in promoting crime prevention and self-protection for the campus population; conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations.

Salary Range: Police Office Cadet $3,576 Monthly/Police Officer $5,252 – $7,235/Monthly.


Required Qualifications and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Must be at least 21 years of age by the time of appointment to a sworn position, and a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Must meet requirements of P.O.S.T. minimum standards of employment; possess a valid California Driver License; and have not been convicted of a felony in this or any other state or in any Federal jurisdiction. The incumbent must also demonstrate an interest or ability in working in a multicultural/multi-ethnic environment.

Police Officer Cadet: The Cadet is a non-sworn officer in a trainee capacity. Incumbent will attend a P.O.S.T. certified academy to develop the minimum qualifications necessary to assume a position as a sworn police officer. Upon successful completion of the requirement P.O.S.T. training within the required timeframe and the discretion of management, the Police Officer Cadet is appointed to the classification of Police Officer on a probationary basis.

Police Officer: Graduation from a certified P.O.S.T. academy and possession of the basic course certificate. Duties at this level require a working knowledge of law enforcement methods and procedures, criminal codes and laws, and investigating techniques and procedures. The Police Officer performs general patrol and operational police duties and may assist in investigations or as a member on special teams or task forces. Incumbents may receive specialized on-the-job training to perform these specialized functions.