Police Officer

  • Cal State University (CSU) Fresno
  • Fresno, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Public Safety

Job Description

Police Officer

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,821 - $6,090 per month
  • This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week), probationary, non-exempt position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here .

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the primary responsibility of a police officer is to protect students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property, and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry.

Key Qualifications
  • Comprehensive knowledge of:
    • Current law enforcement methods and procedures.
    • Criminal codes and laws.
    • Effective investigative techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to:
    • Write clear and comprehensive reports.
    • Work independently and make sound judgments.
    • Work flexible schedules including nights, weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and overtime.
    • Communicate well orally and in writing.
    • Safely and effectively operate police vehicles, firearms, computers, and other public safety equipment.
    • Testify in court proceedings.
    • Work effectively with faculty, students, staff, and the general public from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Possess no felony record.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a P.O.S.T. certified training program including obtaining a Basic Course Certificate by the date of hire.
  • Possession of a valid California driver's license or the ability to obtain one by the date of hire.
  • A work history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations.

Department Summary

Welcome to the Fresno State Police Department. The men and women of this department are committed to providing a safe and secure environment that fosters collaborative partnerships and trusting relationships. We place a strong emphasis on Spirit, Service and Solutions. What that means to us is:


The Fresno State Police Department takes pride in being a part of the Bulldog family. Our actions exemplify our school spirit. We will strive to make decisions that embody the spirit of the law, diversity, and excellence.


We are committed to Service; professional service that fosters trust and confidence. Everyone at the Fresno State Police Department works to provide the highest level of service to our campus community in order to create a safe and healthy learning environment.


As a part of the university community it is important for all to take part in community oriented policing and problem solving. We are committed to establishing strong community partnerships to identify solutions to campus challenges.

We at the Fresno State Police Department are proud of our profession, our department, our university and are committed to being engaged with our community.

Deadline & Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy , it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. Questions may be sent to hr@csufresno.edu .

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. The background check will also include physical, medical, and psychological tests, which must be successfully completed. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

Advertised: Mar 25 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

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Job Address

Fresno, California 93740 United States View Map