School Police Officer

Apple Valley, CA
Apple Valley Unified School District

$37.19 – $45.20 Hourly

Closing Date
6/27/2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time


Under supervision of the Chief of Police, the School Police Officer is responsible for the protection of life and property; responds to alarms and calls for assistance; performs a variety of investigative and protective duties to provide security services in assigned areas of the District; performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Incumbents in the classification may not perform all of these tasks or may perform similar related tasks not listed here. (E1- frequent duties, E2- moderate duties, E3- occasional duties).

    • Is assigned to one or more sites for extended periods of time to assist school administrators on maintaining school regulations. (E1)
    • Patrols buildings and grounds on foot or in a radio equipped vehicle to provide protection against vandalism, burglary, arson, trespassing and theft. (E1)
    • Maintains radio communication with District security personnel and responds to dispatch calls for assistance promptly and professionally. (E1)
    • Conducts investigations of crimes against property and persons or criminal acts occurring on District property, including bus transportation and makes arrests as required by law. (E1)
    • Makes recommendations regarding security matters. (E2)
    • Prepares written reports to be submitted to prosecuting agencies and/or school administrators for possible suspension or expulsion. (E2)
    • Identifies type of crime and collects, preserves and impounds evidence. (E2)
    • Attends court hearings and District hearings or trials as required. (E2)
    • Serves warrants and civil papers and makes arrests as required by law. (E2)
    • Prepares cases to obtain restitution for damage to or theft of District property. (E2)


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent. Associates or higher degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Graduation from a California P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy (Level I) within the last three (3) years OR if longer than three (3) years from graduating, must have been continuously employed by a California Police Agency OR possess a current requalification certificate issued by a California P.O.S.T. Academy. Prior experience working with juveniles preferred.

Current P.O.S.T. Academy graduation certification is required at the time of application

LICENSE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 21 years of age. A certificate stating freedom from Tuberculosis. Graduation Certificate from a P.O.S.T. certified academy required. Complete and Pass Law Enforcement Psychological Screening as required by P.O.S.T. Complete and Pass Law Enforcement Polygraph Screening as required by District. Complete and Pass Basic Agility Test as required by District. A valid California Drivers License. Current DMV printout. Valid First Aid Certification. Valid CPR Certification.