Police Officers

Napa, CA
Napa Valley College Police Department

Salary: $5,829 to $6,748/month.

Position Summary:

The incumbent in this position will be providing law enforcement and crime prevention; identifying potential welfare, safety, security, personnel, visitor, and site problems; maintaining safety at District facilities by enforcing state and local laws and college policies; communicating information and responding to inquiries; providing emergency care; and educating the campus community about safety, crime prevention, and emergency response procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Administers first aid to students, staff and/or visitors (e.g. CPR, lacerations, etc.) for the purpose of providing immediate emergency medical care and/or contacting additional service.
  • Arrests individuals engaging in illegal activities (e.g. theft, drug possession, vandalism, etc.) for the purpose of apprehending suspects to prevent further illegal activities.
  • Assists other community law enforcement agencies for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities on and off campus.
  • Collaborates with community agencies (e.g. law enforcement, courts, social services, health care, etc.) for the purpose of addressing individual cases and/or taking action regarding investigations, criminal activities, etc. for the safety and security of the college and people within.
  • Communicates safety and security policies and enforcement procedures to students, staff and visitors for the purpose of ensuring their understanding of such information and the potential consequences of violation.
  • Enforces district policies as necessary (e.g. ticketing, disciplinary issues, etc.) for the purpose of implementing College Police Department processes and student code of conduct.
  • Escorts individuals for the purpose of providing direction, ensuring their safety, and providing site security.
  • Investigates potential campus crimes and/or student related community incidents for the purpose of resolving conflicts, taking appropriate action, and/or referring to outside agency for resolution.
  • Monitors campus activity and student behavior during events for the purpose of ensuring compliance with established guidelines, regulatory requirements, and maintaining a safe and positive learning environment, and secure facility.
  • Participates in unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. (e.g. crime prevention training, weaponless defense, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Patrols district facilities (e.g. grounds, roads, buildings, adjacent areas, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of providing visibility, maintaining security, and deterring criminal activities.
  • Prepares a variety of documents (e.g. incident reports, activity logs, citations, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Presents information in a variety of settings (e.g. classrooms, district training, staff orientations, etc.) for the purpose of informing individuals of security guidelines, crime prevention and safety information and implementing law enforcement procedures and individual rights.
  • Provides traffic and parking control for the purpose of maintaining traffic flow and use of parking lot/s.
  • Reports safety issues or concerns to the maintenance department (e.g. broken fixtures, insufficient lighting, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe environment which is free of hazards.
  • Responds to a variety of situations (e.g. accidents, injuries, vandalism, suspicious activities, alarms, etc.) for the purpose of taking the appropriate action to resolve immediate safety and/or security concerns.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources regarding campus security issues (e.g. permitted parking, complaints, etc.) for the purpose of providing information, direction, and solutions.
  • Testifies in court proceedings for the purpose of providing information.


  • High school diploma or possess a GED.
  • Possess a California P.O.S.T. Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced certificate OR possess a California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy certificate within the last three (3) years OR be currently enrolled in a P.O.S.T. certified Police Academy.
  • Valid Driver’s License & Evidence of Insurability.
  • Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses.
  • Citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and applied for citizenship.
  • At least 21 years old.
  • Criminal Background Clearance.
  • P.O.S.T Approved Background Investigation.
  • Tuberculosis Clearance.
  • Physical Capacities Test Clearance.
  • P.O.S.T. Approved Psychological Evaluation Clearance.