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Academy Requirements

As entry level law enforcement candidates attending a basic police academy, recruits (cadets / trainees) are expected to demonstrate total commitment towards successfully meeting the academic and physical requirements set by the academy.  Throughout the academy, recruits will be expected to adopt a demeanor that encompasses pride, professionalism, maturity, and self-discipline.  Work ethic will be defined and serve as a guide to each new recruits’s professional conduct. 

  • Ability to prepare self mentally / physically to approach the basic academy with an eagerness to learn and develop the discipline and skills required to become a peace officer for the State of California.
  • Meet or exceed the expectations set by the Academy.
  • Ability to understand and accept the Academy chain of command.
  • Successfully pass approximately 41 Learning Domains and practical exercises with a score established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
  • In addition to P.O.S.T. testing requirements, the Deputy Sheriff Cadet must successfully pass numerous additional academy specific objectives in order for the recruit to graduate from the basic academy.
  • Recruits are required to attain an acceptable level of physical fitness during the basic academy.  In accordance with P.O.S.T. regulations, recruits who are unable to complete 30 hours of physical training during the first twelve to fourteen weeks of the basic academy must be recommended for removal from the basic academy.
  • Maintain a mature and professional attitude.
  • Engage tactfully and courteously with the academy staff and classmates.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of attending the academy.
  • While attending the academy, the incumbent may be required to attend additional training outside of the academy at the Stanford Department of Public Safety.
  • While attending the academy, the incumbent may be required to work special events as a Deputy Sheriff Cadet on the Stanford University campus.
  • Wear a uniform issued by the academy and the Stanford Department of Public Safety.
  • Upon approval by the academy coordinator, wear a utility / duty belt (approximately 40 pounds) during training, other police equipment weighing up to an additional 40 pounds during special training.
  • Attend the academy during irregular hours set by the academy curriculum, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • The Deputy Sheriff Cadet must meet or exceed written performance evaluations from the Recruit Training Officer at the academy in the following areas:
  1. Appearance
  2. Integrity / Credibility
  3. Acceptance of criticism
  4. Ability to follow directions
  5. Promptness / Dependability
  6. Class demeanor / compatibility
  7. Bearing / officer presence
  8. Interest in people / interpersonal sensitivity
  9. Self confidence
  10. Learning ability / judgment / adaptability
  11. Ability to communicate / report writing
  12. Knowledge – Test / Learning ability
  13. Officer Safety / Observations skills
  14. Scenario testing
  15. Firearms / Range
  16. Control of Conflict
  17. Arrest / Control Techniques
  18. Operation of Motor Vehicle
  19. Physical Training
  20. Overall Evaluation

General Requirements:

  • Possess of a valid California Class C Driver’s License prior to appointment.
  • Be a U.S. citizen at time of appointment.
  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Possess a U.S. high school diploma or general education diploma (GED).
  • Have completed forty – five (45) semester units or sixty (60) quarter units from an accredited college or university. 
  • Be free of any felony conviction or certain misdemeanor convictions that are disqualifying.
  • Ability to pass an extensive background investigation including medical and psychological examinations.
  • Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation.
  • Be free of any physical, emotional, or mental conditions that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.
  • Ability to accommodate and schedule adjustments in order to meet academy and SUDPS training and special details.
  • Willingness to work special events on scheduled days off or after regular academy shift hours, sometimes with little or no advance notice.  
  • Ability to wear and breathe through a respirator.
  • At the discretion of the Chief of Police, Deputy Sheriff Cadets may be issued a department / university cell phone and are expected to answer this phone while off-duty at the basic academy. 
  • Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.
  • Vision not less than 20/100 in each eye; correctable to no less than 20/30 in each eye; without functional color blindness or impairment
  • Normal hearing in each ear

Selection Process:   (specific order on the process is subject to change)

  • On-line application submission at http//:jobs.stanford.edu
  • Stanford Application
  • Written Examination
  • Physical Agility Examination
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Personal History Questionnaire and interview with Background Investigator
  • Live Scan fingerprinting
  • Interview with the Director of Public Safety
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Background packet review by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
  • Medical Examination by a licensed physician
  • Physical Demands Examination by a licensed physical therapist
  • Written psychological examination
  • Interview with a licensed psychologist
  • Offer of employment

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

 The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

*The Stanford Department of Public Safety does not pay the candidate for travel expenses associated with testing/interviewing, unless otherwise indicated by the department at the time of call for interview.

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