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Police Captain

Los Rios Community College District
Los Rios Community College District (District Office)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Posting Title:

Police Captain


Los Rios Community College District (District Office)

Department Location:

Police Services

Posting Number:


The Institution:

AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second-largest, two-year public college district in California, serving approximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. The District’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties and is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City colleges. In addition to each college’s main campus, the District offers educational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas, and Rancho Cordova.

The Los Rios District Office is centrally located in the heart of the Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strong communities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby some of the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is a great place to live and work.

StrengthsThe District has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our four colleges and District Office complex. The District Office is centrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students, employees, and our community partners. Our departments strive for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, and are focused on advancing the learning of our diverse student population through improved academic and social outcomes.

Our VisionOur Colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, student success centered education. Our objective is to help our students successfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want to transfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associates degree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demand career fields.

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, the Police Captain plans, coordinates, and directs the operation of an armed college police department for the protection of students, staff, visitors, and facilities. The Police Captain also trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.

Assignment Responsibilities:

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Administering the college traffic and patrol program.
  • Directing the preparation of citations against violators to the municipal courts as required.
  • Training, supervising, and evaluating college police personnel.
  • Approving schedules and assignments to maintain full operational patrol schedules.
  • Responding to parking and citizen complaints.
  • Supervising and conducting investigations, and filing reports for recommendations regarding theft, building security, automobile parking, safety, and related problems.
  • Ensuring college safety through oversight of patrolling activities, safety checks of buildings, elimination of fire hazards, prevention of theft and vandalism, and reporting unusual hazardous or suspicious occurrences and conditions.
  • Maintaining close relationship with law enforcement jurisdiction in the District on matters involving students and in the development of joint programs for emergency response and crime prevention.
  • Providing for the proper maintenance, use, and operation of equipment, supplies, and materials assigned for use within the college police program.
  • Maintaining records and files of reports submitted by officers.
  • Evaluating reports and logs, and providing proper feedback as necessary.
  • Maintaining a college police manual for use by college police staff.
  • Assisting with the preparation and monitoring of department budgets.
  • Supervising and performing a variety of related tasks, such as fingerprinting staff members, monitoring campus building alarm systems, overseeing the campus patrol program, and participating on committees at the college and District level.
  • Serving as watch commander in absence of police sergeant, when necessary.
  • Overseeing special programs and/or projects for the district such as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), when necessary.
  • Performing the duties of a Police Officer, when necessary.
  • Rendering emergency first aid and CPR.
  • Assisting with the department’s emergency preparedness and response programs.
  • Serving as the incident commander at emergencies involving Los Rios Community College District jurisdiction, or mutual aid events as requested by the Chief of Police.
  • Maintaining current knowledge in scope of duties.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Work Year:

12 month

Work Schedule:

The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.

Total Hrs per Week/Day:

40 hours per week

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution completed by March 1, 2022.
2. Meet the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified Basic Course training requirement, licensed to carry firearms.3. Within one year of hire, complete California POST Supervisory course.4. Three years of experience, including two years in a lead or supervisory capacity, as a law enforcement officer.5. Completion of the requirements (psychological and medical examinations, background investigation, etc.) for appropriate POST certification.6. Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License in compliance with Los Rios Board Regulation R-8343; employment is contingent upon meeting the requirements of Los Rios Board Regulation R-8343. This position may require operating a District or personal vehicle in order to complete assigned work within the scope of the position duties; meet the requirements of applicable Government Code sections.
7. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Application Instructions:

Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Resume
3. Letter of Interest
4. Copy of POST certification
5. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work


  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
  • Applicants indicating “see resume” on the application will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
  • Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide unofficial transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within 60 days of the time of hire.
  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
  • A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations click here.
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.


$111,103 to $120,261 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information:

No additional salary information to note

Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Continuously:


Beginning and/or Ending Dates:

Full-time, Twelve-month, Classified Management Position
Beginning on or about March 1, 2022

How and where to apply:

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date.


Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

All faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated in order to:

  • be physically present on District premises for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes; or
  • participate in District activities for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes; or
  • be inside a building or office
unless they receive an approved medical exemption or religious accommodation.
All new hires must be fully vaccinated or receive an approved medical or religious exemption within forty-five (45) calendar days of hire. Within seven (7) calendar days, all new hires must show proof they have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine, or one dose of a one-dose vaccine, or have applied for a medical or religious exemption.

For the latest information on the COVID Vaccine mandate, please visit the COVID Vaccine Requirements informational page.

Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for a face-to-face interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses. For candidate travel reimbursement information, click here.



Welcome to the Los Rios Community College District, one of the nation's most respected learning institutions and the second-largest community college district in California. We are a two-year public college district that serves the greater Sacramento region.

Los Rios includes: American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; major education and outreach centers in Davis, Elk Grove, Natomas, Placerville, Rancho Cordova and West Sacramento; and specialized workforce and economic development programs for business, government and organizations throughout the region. Our colleges offer AA/AS degrees, certificates and transfer education opportunities - students complete freshman and sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college or university - in more than 70 career fields.

The District's 2,400 square mile service area includes all of Sacramento County, most of El Dorado County and parts of Yolo, Placer and Solano counties. About 75,000 students are enrolled in our colleges.

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