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Chaffey College
  • Position Number: 3168506
  • Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Campus Police Officer

Chaffey College

Salary: $4,908.00 Monthly

Job Type: Classified Contract

Job Number: 21-22/00110

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Department: Administrative Services

Closing: 7/19/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Position Description

Under general direction, the Campus Police Officer's primary role is to prevent crime and the breach of public order. Primary responsibilities include protecting students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property, and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry; enforcing laws and traffic and parking regulations; apprehending violators; providing general information and assistance to the public; conducting criminal investigations; and participating in community oriented policing efforts.

Specifically, the officer is responsible for the protection of students, staff, visitors, and other persons on campus from bodily harm or the deprivation of their property. They accomplish this task by enforcement of laws, ordinances, and resolutions locally and statewide respecting the constitutional liberties of all those persons they come into contact with. They are privileged to information that is confidential and are entrusted not to violate that confidentiality. They work in concert with other law enforcement agencies to preserve the peace and tranquility of all law abiding citizens towards their mission of providing a safe educational atmosphere for all.


  • Patrol the campus by foot or by vehicle and answer calls to protect personnel, property, and facilities independently or with another.
  • Enforce laws, traffic regulations, restraining orders and safety regulations; escort people off campus (i.e. restraining orders, dismissed personnel, disruptive students); apprehend and arrest violators.
  • Provide security and control for large gatherings such as sporting events, dances, concerts, job actions, campus activities, etc.
  • Investigate and record irregularities which occur during assigned shifts and take necessary action within limits or prescribed policies and procedures to correct the situation.Respond to and investigate bomb threats; respond to traffic accidents and document the accident within a detailed report; investigate internet usage violations; perform undercover surveillance for criminal investigations; complete work requisitions to maintenance, in order to fix and repair physical plant defects and safety hazards on campus.
  • Prepare written reports of irregularities or violations of law; maintain a log of daily activities; access student and staff records from the college computer database system when required in the course of investigations; and, access parking citations via the internet.
  • Respond and investigate all accidental and industrial injuries relating to the campus; conduct follow-up investigations to initial reports which may require officers to travel off campus to businesses and homes.
  • Gather, process, and maintain integrity of evidence and interview witnesses; appear in court and testify as arresting or investigating officer.
  • Maintain confidentiality relative to matters under investigation.
  • Participate in required in-service and staff training, including, but not limited to:
    • Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).Officers are tested in firearms, defensive tactics, baton, chemical agents, and emergency vehicle operations three times a year.
    • Mandatory training for Federal and State Homeland Security.
    • Community-oriented policing methods.
    • Participate in Emergency First Responder training.
  • Maintain effective liaison activities with local law enforcement agencies, including responding to the requested assistance from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for traffic and crime related incidents and assisting the San Bernardino County Animal Control officers in the capture and confinement of stray and dangerous animals on campus.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Possess High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified academy with a Basic Course Certificate within the past three years, or employment as a California Peace Officer at a POST Certified Law Enforcement Agency within the past three years. (Applicant: Must submit a copy of Basic Academy Certificate and any POST Certificates with application. If currently in an academy, include a letter from the academy stating projected graduation date. The basic academy certificate must be provided by time of appointment).
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver's License at time of appointment.
  • Be a citizen of the U.S. or be a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (Government Code Section 1031(a)).
  • Be free of any felony conviction and certain misdemeanor convictions.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in emergency and sensitive situations.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to resolve a wide variety of sensitive situations.
  • Thorough knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of current criminal codes and laws.
  • Strong interest in the application of community policing methods.
  • Successfully pass California on Commission POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery administered by the college.
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

  • Five years full-time work experience with a California law enforcement agency with peace officer status as defined by 830.1 or 830.2 P.C. OR;
  • Two years full-time work experience with a college or school district in a peace officer status as defined by 830.32 P.C. OR;
  • Possession of an associate degree in criminal justice or administration of justice OR;
  • Possession of a California Peace Officer Standards and Training, Intermediate or Advanced, Certificate.

Additional Information

  • Hours may vary according to a rotating shift assignment (must be willing to work varying schedules including evenings and weekends).
  • Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation.
  • Be fingerprinted for purpose of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.
  • Be found, after examination by a licensed physician and surgeon to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition which might adversely affect his or her exercise of the powers of a peace officer.
Chaffey College recently implemented an online electronic application system. Our new application can be accessed at The application must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that you meet the qualifications as set forth in the announcement, and you must upload the following documents:

Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are indicated below. If you upload documents that are not required, your application may be disqualified.
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Copy of Basic Academy Certificate(s)
  4. Any P.O.S.T. Certificates. If currently in an academy, include a letter from the academy stating projected graduation date. The basic academy certificate must be provided by time of appointment.
  5. Copy of college level transcripts (if you are using your education to meet the qualifications) (photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTThis is a full-time 12-month, classified bargaining unit position. Starting date: as soon as possible. Range 23 of the CSEA Salary Schedule, with a starting salary of step A, $4,908/month (includes 5% rotating shift differential). Excellent benefit package.

Upon conditional job offer, applicant must provide the District proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and submit to and pass a background check as a prerequisite to being hired. Submitting proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment.

Being able and ready to work onsite at a Chaffey facility or location is an essential function of this job. Being able and ready to work in-person with Chaffey students, Chaffey employees, or other members of the Chaffey community/Chaffey partners/Chaffey contractors is an essential function of this job.

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