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Police Detective (Corporal) / University Police Department

California State University, San Bernardino
California, United States
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Dec 24, 2021

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Police Detective (Corporal) / University Police Department
California State University, San Bernardino

Job No: 505837
Work type: Staff
Categories: Unit 8 - SUPA - State University Police Association, Probationary, Full Time, Safety


California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:
  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want

Department Summary

The CSUSB Police Department was established on Jan. 23, 1974, and is a full-service, California POST certified law enforcement agency that employs 19 sworn police officers and active support staff for the service and protection of the campus community on a 24/7/365 basis. The department is responsible for the 471-acre northern San Bernardino campus and also for the surrounding area including the campus and outlying residential, canyon, and foothills. The peace officers of this department have statewide police authority and are vested with law enforcement powers and responsibilities, identical to the municipal police or sheriff's departments in our community.

The University Police Department strives to provide "Quality Service" by providing professional service with honor, integrity, and a commitment to excellence to the community. We perform our mission through diligent crime prevention, victim assistance, and emergency response preparedness. We believe campus safety is a community effort and embrace a community partnership and problem-oriented policing philosophy. We strive daily to live by our department motto, "Campus Safety through Service."

Job Summary

Under general direction, the Detective/Corporal performs a variety of general law enforcement duties. Work assignments typically require the incumbent to exercise independent judgment and action. Incumbents typically perform general law enforcement work that includes some or all of the following: patrolling campus buildings and grounds on foot or vehicle; maintaining order; enforcing laws, rules and regulations; apprehending and processing violators; initiating police action; preparing and presenting oral and written reports; providing assistance to campus personnel, students and the public in public safety matters; and serving as the lead or senior member on a campus patrol operation.

Employment Status:
  • This position is Full-time, Non-Exempt, and Probationary (with the possibility of converting to permanent).

Review Date:
  • This position will remain open until filled. The initial review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022.

Additional Instructions:
  • Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter and copies of POST certification(s) to their online application.

Written Exam:

The anticipated date of the written exam is TBD.

Testing components will be based on the following information:

  • Police Report Language Skills: Legal Spelling and Sentence Ordering
  • Criminal Investigation. Orthmann, C.H., and Hess, K. M., Delmar Cengage Learning, 11th Edition (2017)
  • California Peace Officer Legal Sourcebook
  • Effective Supervisory Practices. ICMA, 5th Edition (2013)


Anticipate interviews are TBD.

Work Schedule
  • Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some evenings and weekend hours may be required.

Key Qualifications

Under the general supervision of the Administrator Sergeant, the Detective/Corporal independently performs the following functions:
  • Extensive investigations, case management, general law enforcement, and patrol duties as well as a variety of specialized work assignments.
  • As a team leader, the Detective (Corporal) may assist or act as the Watch Commander and/or be responsible for leading a shift and providing direction to officers in the field.
  • The incumbent is expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will promote good public relations, that supports and enhances the goals of the Department, and act courteously in both internal and external relations.
  • The incumbent is expected to provide quality public service and efficient law enforcement to the community and the University.
  • The incumbent will assist other agencies with emergency situations and calls for service, monitor their MDC and radio, acknowledge transmissions when called, and keep their status updated. Handle calls appropriately and efficiently, in accordance with Department Policy, guidelines, and the law.
  • Identify problems and issues in their area of responsibility and initiate appropriate steps to resolve them by utilizing available resources.
  • The incumbent will attend briefings and station meetings, providing information on project status and problem-solving efforts.
  • The Incumbent is the CSO coordinator, crime prevention specialist, and/or community relations specialist.
  • The incumbent will exchange information with surrounding agencies concerning problems being addressed with the jurisdiction and maintain communication with other resources involved in the problem-solving process, engage in educating the community in crime prevention initiatives, and serve as an information resource to students.
  • The incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring the effectiveness of a variety of crime prevention, safety, and community relations programs on a continuing basis.
  • Additional duties performed include: coordinating and implementing program documents, visual aids, delivering oral presentations in front of public groups, and developing bulletins regarding crime prevention events.
  • The incumbent will apprehend and arrest violators, appear in court when necessary, provide security for large gatherings, assemblies, or other campus activities, and may conduct investigations relative to assigned cases.
  • The incumbent may be required to perform additional duties, which enhance the safety and security of the Campus Community.
  • Be a member of several internal and external committees, such as CARE, TAT, etc, but not limited to, and attends both internal and external meetings, on a weekly, monthly, and/or quarterly basis as assigned.
  • The Detective (Corporal) is subject to calls for service when needed and will work in a patrol capacity if needed. Also, is subject to call in when needed to investigate critical crimes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Academy and a Basic Course Certificate.
  • Two or more years of active law enforcement experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • An applicant with an Intermediate Course Post Certificate is preferred.
  • Five or more years of patrol experience in a government law enforcement agency (city, state or country) is preferred.

Licenses and Certificates:
  • A valid California Class "C" Driver's License is required.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,461-$7,093/month

Salary Range: $5,461-$8,428/month

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

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