School Police Officer

Montebello, CA
Montebello Unified School District

Salary: $27.45 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under direction from a supervising peace officer, provides law enforcement and protection to students, personnel, equipment, and property of the District; patrols District grounds, facilities, parking lots, and specified off-site locations to enforce District rules and regulations, applicable laws and traffic regulations, and to protect property and persons; observes and controls behavior of students and non-students, provides assistance to District officials, staff, students, parents, citizens, and public safety agencies as appropriate; investigates crimes, accidents, vandalism, and detains persons suspected of criminal behavior; and, as assigned, performs related duties.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrols, stakes out, and responds to intrusion alarm reports at District schools, offices and other facilities.
  2. Maintains law and order at District facilities, including prevention and control of incidents of violence directed against District facilities, personnel, or students.
  3. Enforces violations of California vehicle codes and penal codes, and all other violations of City, County, State, and federal law and statutes as necessary.
  4. Cooperates with local law-enforcement agencies in the prevention, control, and investigation of anti-social or illegal activities by persons or groups directed against District facilities, personnel or students.
  5. Apprehends and interrogates those suspected of committing or attempting to commit crimes affecting District facilities, personnel, or students.
  6. Investigates crimes affecting District facilities, personnel, and students.
  7. Performs special protective duties as directed.
  8. Observes, collects, preserves, and records physical and oral evidence of crimes, including finger prints.
  9. Determines class of crime; modus operandi’ and the extent of loss, damage, or injury; and analyzes information in order to solve or reduce the incidence of criminal acts involving District facilities, personnel or students.
  10. Responds to, by telephone or radio, communications with Police Officers in mobile units and Campus Security Officers.
  11. Identifies, locates, and interviews witnesses; and attempts to locate and recover stolen property.
  12. Checks police files and records for modus operandi and possible suspects.
  13. Prepares reports about crimes against District property and offenses against District personnel and students.
  14. Serves civil process for the District; attends and participates in hearings and trials of defendants.
  15. May make public appearances as a speaker on matters relating to the School Police Department and District security measures.
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from high school, G.E.D. equivalent or higher education; and,
  • Graduation from a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy, with completion of Modules I, II and III (in accordance with 11 CCR § 1005).
  • A valid California class ‘C’ Driver License and proof of automobile liability insurance. All appointees must be citizens of the United States or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for and have applied for citizenship.
  • All appointees must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Qualify periodically with a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol.
  • Must pass a Physical/Agility Exam.
  • Appointment is subject to fingerprinting, a review of conviction records, and a background investigation, including a medical examination and psychological evaluation, pursuant to Government Code Sections 1029-1031.
  • Certification of completion of a specialized course of instruction for the training of school peace officers, as defined in Penal Code Section 830.32, to meet the unique safety needs of a school environment developed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training in accordance with Penal Code Section 832.3(g).
  • A valid First Aid and CPR certificate issued by a provider whose course complies with the standards adopted by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross, pursuant to California Civil Code 1714.2(a).