Police Officer Cadet

San Diego, CA
California State University
Salary: $3,472


Position Information
Multiple full-time permanent (probationary) positions.
Salary Range: $3,472 per month (Anticipated Hiring Salary: $3,472 per month). The competitive salary offered to the selected candidate is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.


Attend police academy and upon graduation, become a Police Officer with the following responsibilities:

  • The incumbent works assigned shifts on a three-month rotation (or as needed) under the supervision of a patrol sergeant and enforces state, local and University laws and applicable traffic regulations.
  • The incumbent patrols the campus on foot or in police vehicle to protect University personnel and property against accidents, thefts, assault, and other crime related problems; conducts fields interrogations; investigates accidents (personal injury and vehicle); prepares all appropriate reports; maintains orderly control of large crowds; responds to fire, intrusion, hold-up, heat sensing and other alarms connected to the Police Office; directs traffic in emergencies on roadways and administers first-aid as may be required.
  • The incumbent makes periodic inspections of buildings for security purposes, fire and safety hazards; assists Health Services with transportation of inured and sick personnel as requested and provides general information and assistance to the public.

Educational requirements:

Must have a high school diploma or successful completion of G.E.D. test. Must be 21 years of age by date of graduation from a California P.O.S.T. certified police academy.

Experience requirements:

  • Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens who are eligible and have applied for U.S. citizenship at least one year prior to application for employment.


  • A valid California driver's license is required by time of appointment.
  • Applicants must pass a written test measuring reading and writing abilities, a physical agility exam, a panel interview, a comprehensive physical examination ( a drug test will be administered as part of the required medical examination), a psychological evaluation, a thorough background investigation and a polygraph examination prior to appointment.
  • Successful police officer cadet candidates will be scheduled for the next available Police Academy.

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, March 4, 2014; position will remain open until filled. The on-line application should be completed in detail. COMPLETION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION, A RESUME ALONE WILL NOT SUFFICE.

To apply for this position, please click on the link above on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Employment Opportunities Website.
Applicants with disabilities requiring special attention and/or interview arrangements may call (619) 594-7099.

SDSU employees are required to sign an Oath of Allegiance.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter¿ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be funded by a qualifying federal contract, requiring new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS), in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

This position may be a "designated position" under the Conflict of Interest Code. Candidates accepting a "designated" position will be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.

This position may require a background check, including, but not limited to employment verification and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s). The selected candidate will be required to submit fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services. If required for the position, a background check must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU.