Job Requisition Number: 24134. Consider a law enforcement career at the foremost public institution of higher learning in the nation. The University of California Police Department provides a full range of law enforcement services in support of the academic and public service missions of the University of California, serving a diverse community of more than 35,000 students and 14,000 faculty & staff in the vibrant City of Berkeley, at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to the traditional role of a police department we also carry out a variety of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs. We pride ourselves in a professional and high-quality delivery of service, which we provide with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University community.
At the Berkeley campus, we employ approximately 57 sworn peace officers, 45 full time civilian employees and 50 part-time students. We are interested in ethical, intelligent, creative and motivated candidates who possess the desire and talent required to address the unique challenges of our urban campus environment. We offer a wide variety of assignments and a public service experience unlike any other agency.
Police Officers are the primary representatives of the University of California Police Department, directly responsible for delivery of public safety and law enforcement services on and near the campus and other properties owned, controlled or occupied by the University. Police Officers work under the general direction of, and report directly to, a Sergeant of Police. Police Officers must work independently as well as collaboratively, carrying out instructions and self-initiating activity in a manner consistent with law, regulations, department policies and standard procedures.
Police Officers engage in preventative patrols on foot, by vehicle and bicycle, and respond to calls for service from University affiliates and the general public. They make arrests, conduct investigations, prepare necessary documentation and testify in court. They maintain custody of and arrange for the proper disposition of evidence, contraband and lost & found property. Police Officers provide for security and safety of persons and property at University ceremonies and events. Police Officers may routinely work evening, night and weekend shifts, and all officers can be required to work mandatory overtime assignments, to attend off-site training and to provide mutual aid to other agencies or locations, based on the needs of the department.Candidates for the position of Police Officer (Lateral or Academy Graduate) must: • Be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment; • Possess a valid California Driver License; • Have earned a valid high school diploma or the equivalent; • Be a US citizen or have applied for citizenship (and achieve citizenship within three years); • Have no felony convictions; • Meet all other requirements for peace officers as established by law and the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
Police Trainees must successfully complete a California POST-certified basic police academy as a condition of employment for the Police Officer position. The Selection Process To verify eligibility, applicants may be required to complete a written exam, a physical agility test, a panel interview, a background investigation, medical and psychological exams, a pre-employment drug test, and other procedures as necessary. Applicants who have completed the POST written exam, within the previous two years, should supply their T-score on their resume or attach their certificate to the application.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.