Police Officer (Lateral/P.O.S.T. Certified)

San Marcos, CA
California State University San Marcos

Job Overview

This Police Series encompasses those positions whose primary function is to ensure the protection and public safety of CSUSM students, faculty, staff, property, and members of the general public who visit CSUSM. Incumbents assigned to this series must have successfully completed a certified California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) program.

Under the direction of a supervisor, performs patrol duties in a vehicle or on foot to protect university students, personnel, visitors, property, and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry. Enforces laws and traffic regulations, and apprehends violators. Provides general information and assistance to the public. Maintains comprehensive knowledge of laws, Department Rules and Regulations, General Orders and University policies; prepares various reports; performs word-processing.

  • Must have a Basic California POST Certificate OR completed a California POST police academy and obtained a POST certified training certificate for the basic course prior to hire.
  • Must successfully meet and pass a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.