Riverside, CA
University of California Riverside
Salary: $-$


The primary mission of the University of California Police is the protection of life and property on University property. The primary goal of the department is to accomplish its mission in a manner which enhances and supports the University’s ability to deliver quality higher education and research opportunities in a peaceful environment. 

To provide guidance for officers tasked with accomplishing the stated mission within department policies and procedures, and as defined within their assigned responsibilities and duties. 

Individual responsibilities of officers are described in the Universitywide Police Policies and Procedures manual and local UC Riverside Police Policy manual.



  • U.S. citizenship.
  • 21 years of age or older.
  • U.S. High school diploma; GED certificate; high school equivalency certificate; or a two (2) year, four (4) year, or advanced degree from an accredited or approved college/university.
  • Vision no less than 20/100, correctable to at least 20/30 in both eyes; normal color vision (an exception for contact lenses is available).
  • No hearing impairment.
  • Ability to successfully complete the minimum POST physical agility requirements.
  • No felony convictions (pursuant to Government Code 1029).
  • Possession of a valid, class "C" California driver's license with a prudent driving record, as evidenced by DMV report.
  • Successful completion of oral interview(s); extensive background investigation: medical and psychological examinations.
  • Ability and willingness to work in an environment which demands high police officer integrity and accountability, personal involvement in the community as a problem solving resource and the ability to be a friendly outgoing, caring and approachable person.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotation shifts with changing days off, in a twenty-four, seven-day operation. Ability to meet the rigorous mental and physical requirements of police work, and work effectively under pressure in potentially hazardous or ambiguous situations.
  • Ability and willingness to work with allied law enforcement agencies in a task force cooperative Community Policing venture.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer proficiency.


  • Current or recent University of California affiliation as a student or staff member.
  • Graduation from a POST approved police academy or employment as a peace officer by a law enforcement agency as defined in Penal Code section 803.1 or 803.2 (subsection a-d) within two years of date of appointment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current police practices, protocols and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the workings of the California criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal laws applicable to the police function generally, and to the University of California police function specifically.