Police Officers (Lateral)
about the position
Our police officers are authorized per section 830.2 (c) of the California Penal Code and therefore may enforce laws and make arrests anywhere in the State. Our primary responsibility is to the SDSU community. Police officers work 3/12 shifts and are expected to police our community using vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and on foot.
Officers are first responders to all calls for service on campus including crimes in progress, medical emergencies, traffic accidents, and quality of life issues. They are expected to utilize a wide range of community policing skills to address the unique needs of our community. Our officers embrace the spirit of community policing and realize the value of our community partnerships.
Officers provide preventative patrol; receive, process, and investigate complaints by citizens; respond to emergencies such as crimes, accidents, injuries, illness, and fires; protect persons and property through crime prevention; arrest offenders; appear in court; provide traffic control and enforcement; attend community meetings; perform miscellaneous services related to public health and safety; and safeguard the custody and disposal of evidence and lost and found property.
In addition, officers typically work a variety of overtime assignments including NCAA Division I sporting events, concerts at Viejas Arena, the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, the Snapdragon Stadium, college and high school graduations, and dignitary security. In addition, officers regularly work with federal, state and local allied agencies in combined enforcement and special detail activities. We also enjoy a positive working relationship with the San Diego Police Department, with whom we share concurrent jurisdiction.