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Apply now Job no: 529128
Work type: Staff
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety

Type of Appointment: Full-Time, Probationary

Collective Bargaining Unit: Statewide University Police Association (SUPA) – Unit 8

Job Classification: Corporal 

Classification Salary Range: $5,843 - $9,018 per month

Anticipated Hiring Range: $70,116 - $96,540 annually 

Work Hours: This position works a 3/12 schedule (3 days per week, 12 hour shifts), with an 8-hour pay-back shift every other Wednesday. Schedule will be based on operational need.

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. 




  • 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, responds to radio calls accordingly, responds to emergencies as needed and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Training: Participates in training which includes classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Employee must meet all training requirements established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and Department policy. Employee will assist the department with hands-on field training of officers. Serves as the Field Training Officer for new recruits, Student Assistants, and Parking staff.
  • Report Writing: Writes reports to accurately describe events as they occur or as they are described to the employee. Includes drafting traffic collision sketches and crime scene diagrams as needed. May be required to generate reports on a computer.
  • 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.
  • Leadership: Function as assistant watch commander or patrol agent responsible for leading a shift and providing training and/or direction to officers in the field  



  • 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
  • Two or more years of active law enforcement experience.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of law enforcement methods and procedures, criminal codes and laws, and investigative techniques and procedures.
  • The Corporal independently performs general law enforcement and patrol duties and a variety of specialized work assignments.



  • Ability to provide effective leadership and direction to field personnel during assigned shift
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the use of firearms, defensive tactics and emergency vehicle operation.




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  



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:



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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