Students Services Building

Cal Poly Pomona Job Opportunities

Job Alerts Applicant Login

Job Search

Filter Results

Work type


Southern California


Appointment Type
Bargaining Unit
Job Search Category/Discipline
Time Basis


Apply now Job no: 533115
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Pomona
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Safety


University Police Department

Cal Poly Pomona


Interested applicants must apply via the search firm website in order to be considered:


Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) is conducting a search for a Police Lieutenant. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an accomplished law enforcement professional to support Chief Linh Dinh in managing the university police department at one of California’s most desirable public universities. Cal Poly Pomona invites interest from mid-level police leaders who can bring strong leadership and accountability acumen to help impact the culture and effectiveness of the police department to support the University’s mission. The CPP University Police Department (UPD) provides public safety services and physical security to the campus, adjacent University facilities, and the campus community members. UPD offers a wide range of programs and services designed to enhance community safety and security, including patrol, dispatch, investigations, parking and transportation services, emergency management, and emergency response to calls for service. UPD employs a staff of 55, including 20 sworn officers and 35 civilian staff who work in one of three bureaus, each led by a police lieutenant or civilian manager.


CPP is part of the twenty-three (23) California State University (CSU) campuses and one of the state’s most desirable higher education institutions, with a collective enrollment of approximately 486,000 students. Since its founding in 1938, the University has offered a unique education steeped in experiential learning. CPP has a scenic and historic 1400-acre campus with more than 29,000 students taught and mentored by more than 1,400 faculty members. See more at Nestled in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley, less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the CPP campus is within an hour’s drive to beaches, mountains, and deserts. The next Police Lieutenant will actively work to establish connections and relationships with various internal and external partners.


The Police Lieutenant reports to the Chief of Police and supports the Chief in the planning, organizing, and directing of all police and public safety services, including comprehensive crime prevention and community policing strategies. Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, the Lieutenant will manage the Patrol, Investigations, and other functions of the department, providing a comprehensive twenty-four-hour law enforcement and security program for all segments of the campus community. The new Lieutenant will be part of UPD’s management team, which is comprised of the Chief of Police and two Police Lieutenants.


Candidates must have five years of sworn law enforcement experience, including three years in a police supervisory capacity. Thorough knowledge of public safety, law enforcement, and security methods and an in-depth understanding of California law and the regulations impacting a college campus is required. Candidates will have a combination of education and experience required to perform the duties of the position. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. In addition, candidates must meet all California P.O.S.T. minimum employment standards for a law enforcement officer and possess or be eligible for a California P.O.S.T. Supervisory Certificate.


The salary range for this position is between $130,000 – $140,000 and will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience and credentials. The salary is augmented by an outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, CalPERS retirement, tuition waiver, vacation, 14 paid holidays, and sick leave. Additional details are available in the CSU Benefits Summary for management personnel. Please send a cover letter, comprehensive resume, and list of five professional references to The position closes on November 10, 2023. Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to the Search Consultant, Mr. Gary Peterson (Chief of Police, ret.), Public Sector Search & Consulting, email:; (916) 789-9990 (office) or (916) 622-5323 (cell).




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. For more information, go to


Background Check

Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment to final job candidates, 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 information that the applicant submits for consideration regarding the criminal conviction history such 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. For more information, go to


Employment Eligibility Verification

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.  For more information, go to


Conflict of Interest 

This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file financial interest disclosure forms subject to state regulations.  For more information, go to   


Outside Employment Disclosure 

Executive and Management Plan Personnel employees must disclose all current outside employment at the time of hire as a precondition of hire and at the following times after hire: annually in July, within 30 days of accepting outside employment, and upon their manager’s request.  For more information, go to   


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


Security & Fire Safety 

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), Cal Poly Pomona’s Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are available for viewing at: and


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

As a federal contractor, Cal Poly Pomona will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  For more information, see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision poster.


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 For more information, go to Employment Notices.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workforce. The university subscribes to 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 veteran or military status.  We engage the talents of all qualified workers, regardless of their background. More information is available at Equal Employment Opportunity statement.


Other Notices

For other important employment notices, we invite you to visit Cal Poly Pomona’s Employment Notices web page.

Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend