Community Service Officers (CSOs) are non-sworn personnel of the University Police Department. CSOs are students who work part-time to providing services to the university community. CSOs perform a variety of duties, which include, but are not limited to the following: building lockups and unlocks, telephone and light checks, crime prevention, security for special events, traffic control, and night escorts to campus parking lots and adjacent property to the University.
Along with regular duties CSOs are given the opportunity to be certified in CPR/First Aid, Traffic Control, and other various certifications.
With these training opportunities CSOs are exposed to many aspects of the Law Enforcement field and gain a better understanding of what it takes to be in Law Enforcement.
In support of Cal State San Marcos' vision for excellence in higher education, we are dedicated to ensuring law enforcement based on respect for individual rights, high ethical and performance standards that will provide excellence in public service to a culturally diverse community.
Community Service Officers:
- Valid California Driver’s License
- 18 years of age at time of appointment.
- Enrolled at CSUSM with a minimum of 6.0 semester units.
- Minimum of a 2.0 GPA or above.
- Pass a Background investigation, including a DOJ fingerprint check.
CSO's can work up to 20 Hours while school is in session and up to 40 hours during school breaks and over the summer.
How to Apply
You can pick up an application at the Police Station located at 425 La Moree Road or click on the link on the right. For further information please contact the Program Supervisors at (760) 750-4567 or you can email them at:
CSO Supervisor H. Ceja, firstname.lastname@example.org
or CSO Coordinator Carlos Carrillo, email@example.com
After applications are reviewed, candidates in possession of the minimum qualifications may be invited to participate in an oral panel interview. The interviews are graded on a pass/fail basis. The interview panel refers the qualified candidates to the Program Coordinator for final appointment consideration.
Final appointment to the position of Community Service Officer will be contingent upon passing the Background Investigation.