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Sacramento State

Police Department

Community Service Officer Program

Community Service Officer Uniform

CSO Uniform

How to Apply

Application Start Date: 1/20/2017

Application Close Date: 2/24/2017

Complete an employment application and return it to the Sacramento State Police Department in a 8.5 x 11 envelope addressed in the following format:

Sacramento State Police Department
ATTN: Records Supervisor
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

NOTE: All portions of the application must be completed and typed by the applicant or it will not be reviewed. For questions regarding the employment application, contact us at (916) 278-5083.

Mission Statement


Protect the people and property that make up Sacramento State by working as the eyes, ears, and bridge between sworn staff and members of the public.

Who We Are


A dedicated staff composed of student employees who, while focusing on their education, also work to increase skills for a future career in anything related to communication.

Core Values


  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty

Qualifications and Desired Traits


  • Currently enrolled in Sacramento State (at least 6 units as an undergraduate)
  • Cumulative GPA over a 2.0
  • Availability to work at least 10 hours a week including weekends and night shifts



Qualified CSO's train new CSO candidates before they are assigned shifts.


  • Be the “eyes and ears” for the Sacramento State Police Department
  • Perform security checks around campus to maintain a visible presence
  • Staff bike compounds around campus which give students, faculty, staff, and visitors a secure and safe area to store their eco-friendly transportation
  • Perform vehicle lockouts for students, faculty, staff, and visitors
  • Various administrative details that promote the core image of the Sacramento State Police Department such as speaking to first year and transfer students at orientation and speaking with members of the public at our bi-annual Coffee with the Cops event
  • Bike registrations offered free to the public
  • Provide security escorts to the campus community when the UTAPs Night Shuttle Program is not in operation (the UTAPs Night Shuttle Program operates Monday thru Thursday from 6pm to 11pm)