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Apply now Job no: 533088
Work type: Staff
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety

Type of Appointment: Full Time, Probationary 

Job Classification: Sergeant 

Anticipated Hiring Range: $101,460 - $106,212 annually 

Work Hours: The work schedule varies based on operational needs. Shifts may include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. 

Recruitment Closing Date: Open until filled




The University Police Department (UPD) is responsible for law enforcement, physical security, and emergency response at Cal Poly Pomona. The department is staffed by trained police officers, professional civilian staff and auxiliary personnel and is operational 24 hours-a-day, year-round. The peace officers of this department have statewide police authority, and are vested with the same law enforcement powers and responsibilities as the municipal police or sheriff's departments in any California community. The department serves as "first responder" for a broad range of crisis issues on the campus including medical aid calls, injuries and environmental emergencies. The department is responsible for response to all emergencies, crime reports and investigations on campus (except homicides and missing persons per the Kristin Smart Act). In addition, the department offers a wide range of programs and services designed to enhance the safety and security of the community and support the mission of the university. These responsibilities are carried out through a set of core values that reflect commitment to the highest standards of excellence and incorporate the community oriented policing philosophy. The University Police Department is part of the Administrative Affairs Division whose mission is to provide quality fiscal, human and facility services in support of the university community through partnerships and innovative solutions. 



Lead Work Oversight: Provide leadership to 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. Function as on-duty Watch Commander, responsible for oversight of all departmental field activities during an assigned shift.

General Law Enforcement: Enforce local, county, and state laws. Employee investigates criminal and non-criminal occurrences, makes arrests, interviews witnesses, transports prisoners, and testifies in court proceedings as required. Patrols the campus and other property owned or operated by the University using various vehicular, foot, and stationary assignments. Investigates traffic collisions, enforces traffic laws, provides safety escorts, conducts traffic control, responds to radio calls accordingly, responds to emergencies as needed and performs other duties as assigned.  

Training: Conduct training 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. Conduct safety training and monitor workplace conditions for safety hazards.  

Communications: Participation in public speaking as requested by superior officer e.g. address housing residents, conduct public tours, safety talks. Communicate with a multiethnic and diverse community.

Community Interaction: Builds rapport between professional/civilian employees, students, volunteers, staff, faculty and visitors by promoting public trust through ethical behavior and adherence to a set of core values as set forth by the Division of Administrative Affairs. Seeks opportunities to foster partnerships and build diverse teams within the university community. Supports the principles of community oriented policing.  



  • Eligibility to be a police officer in the State of California
  • Graduation from a P.O.S.T. academy, a valid P.O.S.T. Certificate of Eligibility or a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate in good standing
  • 3 or more years of active law enforcement experience.



  • Completion of a P.O.S.T. Supervisory Program is desired and must be completed within one year of appointment
  • Current peace officer in higher education setting with CSU experience preferred



COVID-19 Vaccination

Individuals who access in-person on- or off-campus University programs or activities are strongly recommended to follow the COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health and to follow any campus safety measures that may be recommended or required by Cal Poly Pomona to decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allow the core mission and activities of the campus to continue.  The complete text of the policy may be viewed at COVID-19 Vaccinations and Other Safety Measures.


Out of State Work

The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU’s mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California’s schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU’s business operations almost exclusively reside within California.   The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at


Background Check

Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate’s conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. See policy at  


CSU Classification Salary Range

This position is part of the Statewide University Police Association (SUPA) collective bargaining unit (8), the CSU Classification Standards for this position are located on the following site, The CSU Salary Schedule is located on the following site: The classification salary range for this position according to the respective skill level is minimum $8,455 and maximum $9,924 per month. Please refer to the anticipated hiring range for the appropriate salary rate for this particular position.



Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at


Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)

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. See policy at



Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.  See policy at


Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at More information is available at:


Equal Employment Opportunity

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university subscribes to the pay transparency nondiscrimination provision and all state and federal regulations that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. More information is available at: and at

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