Police Services Officer

Martinez, CA
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Position Definition

To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work on the properties, grounds and facilities of the District; to control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations; to perform investigative work; and to maintain public safety.

Position Title
Police Services Officer

District Office

Posting Number

$4,803 per month (first step)

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Patrol District campuses in radio-equipped car or on foot; enforce District Regulations, county and state laws; and watch for signs of vandalism, fire or unusual situations. May conduct both preliminary and follow-up investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, hold-ups, death and other criminal incidents. Make arrests as necessary including warrant arrest; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; and testify and present evidence in court. Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses. Prepare reports of arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed. Stop drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws or District Regulations; warn drivers against unlawful practices; issue citations and make arrests as necessary. Collect monies from parking machines and meters; prepare reports of cash receipts, monies collected and other parking activities. Check buildings for physical security; monitor security system. Perform routine minor repair of permit machines and parking meters. Prohibit the admittance of unauthorized persons to District facilities. Fingerprint new District employees. Direct traffic at fire, special events and other emergency or congested situations. Maintain contact with public regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public. Develop and deliver public safety presentations. Provide protective escorts to students, staff and the public; deliver, or protect the delivery of, money to campus and off-campus locations. Assist in the performance of special investigative and crime prevention duties as required. Respond to medical emergencies; administer first aid as necessary. Attend in-service training as required. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: Experience: No experience required. Education: Graduation from High School, College or University or possession of G.E.D. License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. Completion of a California P.O.S.T. approved Basic Police Academy or possession of a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate at the time of hire. Completion of Academy and/or employment in a recognized law enforcement agency must have been within the last three years.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Pertinent federal, state and city laws, rules and regulations. Traffic and parking control. Police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques, police records and reports and first aid techniques. Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases. Offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory. Self-defense tactics. Common fire hazards and proprietary fire suppression equipment. Interviewing and interrogation techniques. Basic mathematic principles.

Minimum Qualification-Skill To
Learn and interpret District regulations, policies and procedures. Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents, and places. Use and care for firearms. Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Meet the physical requirements established by the Department. Work independently and without immediate supervision.

Special Instructions to Applicants
The Contra Costa Community College District, Police Department is looking for qualified candidates that are dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services in a unique College environment. The Department's employees take pride in their work and in the community they serve. The Police Department is dedicated to a community-oriented policing philosophy.


Do you wonder about the benefits of policing in a college setting vs. a city agency? Let us tell what sets us apart from other police agencies…

- Employees enjoy favorable shift hours in a community college environment. Police Service Officers are not routinely required to work overnight shifts like you would for city agency.
- Police Service Officers receive more holiday time- off than most city agencies would allow.
- When policing on a college campus, you have an opportunity to get to know the students, staff, faculty and community you serve. You get the opportunity to be involved in a positive environment.
- The district offers a tuition reimbursement program for professional growth.
- You will find greater work/life balance which will contribute to your overall mental state and wellness.
- You will enjoy the opportunity to help transform lives of our college students.
We need Police Service Officers to help with contributing positively to our community! Please apply for consideration!

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $4,803 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $5,851 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

This position is open until filled.

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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