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In this role you will be required to: 


  • Monitor and review shift activities in order to ensure that personnel are properly enforcing local and state laws, issuing citations and making arrests, detaining and interviewing suspects, participating in community outreach and generally conducting themselves in accordance with the department’s behavioral and performance standards including those outlined in the department’s General Orders, procedure manuals, and the university’s Administrative Guide.  
  • Assist Sergeants, line personnel, and non-sworn supervisors in the development of plans and programs to address / respond to campus concerns and, in the process, promote the career development of subordinates. 
  • Maintain an awareness of the on-duty resources and personnel who are available in order to be able to coordinate an effective response to a critical incident.   
  • Respond to all serious incidents and crimes which occur during the shift and, if appropriate, assume scene responsibility.  Debrief major incidents with personnel.
  • Promote and model the department’s Core Values, R.O.O.T.S. philosophies and department/university performance and behavioral standards; motivate and inspire others to model the department’s Core Values, R.O.O.T.S. philosophies and department/university performance and behavioral standards.
  • Establish and document performance objectives for direct reports; ensure assigned supervisory staff establish individual and team objectives; routinely monitor the progress of the achievement of individual and team objectives.  Prepare performance reports and conduct performance appraisals for assigned personnel.  
  • Facilitate the identification of current campus trends and issues; encourage supervisors to modify objectives and enforcement based on community needs.
  • Determine ways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of department functions. 
  • Identify training and development opportunities for personnel through work assignments.  Understand and manage the balance between the imminent needs of the shift and individual development opportunities.
  • Investigate employee complaints, infractions of rules and regulations, and recommend appropriate action.
  • Participate in the selection and hiring of department personnel. 
  • Facilitate the university’s and department’s compliance with the Clery Act. 
  • Maintain the peace through the effective use of and in accordance with applicable federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.
  • Perform law enforcement specific duties and responsibilities which may include effecting arrests, subduing resisting individuals, chasing fleeing subjects, and operating assigned equipment and vehicles.
  • Properly and effectively use firearms and other police equipment; meet and maintain compliance with applicable department, county and state requirements for peace officer training and general university employment conditions.
  • Maintain contact and preserve good relations with the public; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public in a timely manner.
  • Implement the Incident Command System during a major incident


To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Successful completion of a basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified police academy or successful completion of the California (POST) Basic Course Waiver process. 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and five years of recent experience as a sergeant or higher rank at a California law enforcement agency, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Meet all required all minimum standards prescribed in Government code sections 1029 and 1031.
  • Advanced interviewing, interrogation and observation skills.
  • Maintain proficiency and training requirements mandated by department, university, Peace Officer Standards and Training, or county sheriff’s office.
  • Possess knowledge, skills and abilities qualifications at the levels of Sergeants.
  • Supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Not be in violation of Brady v. Maryland 373 U.S. 83 (1963).


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

  • Application
  • Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ)
  • Interview with Department and University personnel
  • Background, including polygraph
  • Personal Interview with the Director of Public Safety


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  • 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

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