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Job Opportunities

There are exciting opportunities in the Fresno State Police Department. Sworn and non-sworn personnel are provided the opportunity to interact and serve a very diverse, well educated community.

The Fresno State Police Department serves a campus community of approximately 25,000. Fresno State’s 388-acre main campus and its 1,011-acre University Farm are located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. The surrounding San Joaquin Valley is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world, and Fresno is the fifth largest city in California. The university is within an hour’s drive of many mountain and lake resorts and within a three to four hour drive of both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

All employment is managed through the campus human resources department, online, at


Type of Opportunities

Police Officer

Fresno State Police Officers are sworn peace officers as defined per Penal Code Section 830.2(c), and Education Code Section 89560.

All Fresno State Police Officers are certified through the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards & Training (POST).

Benefits Highlights

2.5% at 57

Excellent medical

Vested at 10 years

All employment is managed through the campus human resources department, online, at

Community Service Specialist (CSS)

Fresno State Police Department Community Service Specialists (CSS) are non-sworn employees who provide traffic control during peak congestion times on campus, enforce parking regulations to protect the stalls of those who have paid for parking, assist visitors with campus information, assist disabled individuals with transportation around campus, provide safety escorts, and assist with securing campus buildings.

All employment is managed through the campus human resources department, online, at

Student Emoloyment

Student assistants are an integral part of the Fresno State Police Department.  They have an opportunity to gain real life experience working in a law enforcement environment. 

  • Common Responsibilities
  • Safety escorts
  • Eyes/ears of the Police Department
  • Disabled persons transportation
  • Campus building openings/closings
  • Special events
  • Meet and greet public
  • Check in visitors
  • Distribute mail to PD staff
  • Assist with event coordination
  • Payroll
  • Monitor campus cameras
  • Review video footage of incidents
  • Assist police dispatcher during calls for service
  • Other administrative duties

Requires strong Microsoft Excel/Word skills, filing knowledge, typing, and general office skills.

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