Police Sergeant / University Police Department (507304)

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description



California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:
  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want to be

Department Summary

The CSUSB Police Department was established in Jan. 23, 1974, and is a full service, California POST-certified law enforcement agency that employs 19 sworn police officers and active support staff for the service and protection of the campus community on a 24/7/365 basis. The department is responsible for the 471-acre northern San Bernardino campus and also for the surrounding area including the campus and outlying residential, canyon, and foothills. The peace officers of this department have a statewide police authority and are vested with law enforcement powers and responsibilities, identical to the municipal police or sheriff's departments in our community.

The Police Department strives to provide "Quality Service" by providing professional service with honor, integrity, and a commitment to excellence to the community. We perform our mission through diligent crime prevention, victim assistance, and emergency response preparedness. We believe campus safety is a community effort and embrace a community partnership and problem-oriented policing philosophy. We strive daily to live by our department motto, "Campus Safety through Service."

Job Summary

This classification is the highest level in the Police Series and is a first-line supervisory classification, requiring comprehensive knowledge and understanding of law enforcement methods and procedures, criminal codes and laws, and investigative techniques and procedures. Work assignments include primary supervisory responsibility for a shift, program, unit or task force, and general law enforcement and specialized work assignments performed by other positions in this series.

Supervision: Supervise assigned sworn and non-sworn personnel, through on-scene presence, review, and approval of written reports and documents, receiving input from members of the campus community, etc. Communicates directives clearly. Provides full-time supervision responsibility for shift officers. Prepare performance evaluations. Conduct 1:1 and shift meetings. Function as on-duty Watch Commander, responsible for oversight of all departmental field activities during an assigned shift.

General Law Enforcement: Enforce University policies, laws, rules, and regulations; investigate criminal and other incidents; make arrests; conduct interviews; transport prisoners; testify in court proceedings as required. Patrol the campus and surrounding areas on foot or using motor vehicles. Investigate traffic collisions and other problems; issue citations; provide safety escorts; respond to radio calls and other duties as assigned. Write reports to accurately describe events timely, accurately, concisely, and legibly; draft diagrams of locations or scenes. Respond to situations involving illness or injury; provide first aid or emergency medical care or assessment at the level of training provided to the employee. Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement.

Training: Provide training to officers and oversee training conducted by others. This includes general oversight of Field Trainees on an assigned shift and coordination with Field Training Officers involved. Conduct roll-call training at beginning of each shift. Is cognizant of and demonstrates appropriate safety guidelines and conducts safety training. Monitor workplace conditions for safety hazards.

Administrative: Various departmental assignments, including planning and scheduling, assignments to represent the department at meetings, on committees, and task forces. Utilizes resources to develop administrative reports and operational plans. Efficiently organizes, prioritizes, and manages daily work activities, tasks, and special assignments.

Miscellaneous: Provides other safety and security-related services required to ensure the safety of the university and the campus community. Support the campus emergency plan; support other intra and interdepartmental units and divisions.

Employment Status: Full-time, probationary, "non-exempt" position.

Please Note: Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and a copy of POST certification to their application.

Written Exam:

Anticipate written exam to be scheduled for February/March 2022.

Testing components will be based on the following information:
  • Supervision of Police Personnel Iannone, N., Iannone, M. Bernstein, J. Prentice-Hall, Inc.,9th Edition (2019)
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2017)
  • California Peace Officer Legal Sourcebook
  • Pocket Guide to the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act. California Public Employee Relations, 18th Edition (2019)


Anticipate interviews to be scheduled for February 2022.

*First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applicants will be reviewed beginning January 24, 2022.

Work Schedule
  • Work schedule consists of shift work including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy and a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate are required in addition to three (3) or more years of active law enforcement experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with coursework in Criminal Justice, Police Science or related field.
  • Possession of a P.O.S.T Intermediate Certificate. Advanced P.O.S.T is highly desirable.
  • Advanced P.O.S.T is highly desirable.
  • Possession of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate or the ability to obtain within (2) years of appointment.
  • Minimum (2) years of prior supervisory experience in the form of formal supervisor position, team leader, or acting supervisory roles is preferred.

Key Qualifications
  • Valid California driver's license.
  • Working knowledge of the Police Officer Bill of Rights and is able to qualify decisions/recommendations and follow the procedure based on current legal statutes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current law enforcement methods, procedures, current criminal codes, and laws.
  • Ability to analyze stressful situations under minimal to no supervision.
  • Ability to successfully make decisions and implements strategies under emergency conditions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of effective investigative techniques and procedures.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound judgments.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership, training, and direction to assigned personnel.
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate employees effectively.
  • Ability to assist in developing department policies and procedures.


*Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $7,455 - $7,987 monthly

Classification Range: $5,668.00 - $8,750.00 monthly

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Bernardino, California 92407 United States View Map