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Police Captain (Administrator II) - University Police Department

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Safety

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Police, the Captain is responsible for the direct and indirect supervision of all personnel assigned to the Operations Division to include policy formation and execution. The incumbent is responsible for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of all pertinent laws within the jurisdiction of the California State University San Bernardino Police Department. The incumbent acts as an assistant to the Chief of Police and may act as the temporary head of the Department in the absence of the Chief of Police.

Duties and responsibilities:

Supervision Manages the day-to-day operations of the Police Field Services and K-9 program. Directly manages/supervises, evaluates, counsels, and mentors’ immediate subordinate supervisors. Analyze, develop, and implement strategic polices and procedures for operational effectiveness within areas of responsibility in an appropriate and timely manner. Responsible for ensuring that employees are in compliance with Department procedures, policies, and goals. Collaborates with campus personnel including, but not limited to, appraising the Chief of Police regarding unit activities as well as emerging issues. Ensures personnel compliance with all training mandates from the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Performs policing duties as required to include, but not limited to, traffic control; crowd control; arrest situations; criminal/administrative investigations; traffic enforcement; and response to emergency situations.


  • Acts as liaison to internal and external community members including, but not limited to, administrators, CSU Chancellor's Office, supervisors of other University departments, and law enforcement agencies to promote positive working relationships and to ensure that the missions of the Department and University objectives are achieved. Responsible for receipt and transfer of critical information, including but not limited to, personnel issues; coordination of events; command of critical incidents; and providing proper policy interpretations as required. Provides regular statistical reports for operational assessments. Actively serves on university committees or groups, as assigned. Responsible for reviewing time sheets, operational schedules, personnel transaction requests, time off requests, overtime (OT) requests from other campuses to ensure operational needs are met. Responsible for ensuring payroll/timekeeping functions of the Department. Responsible for maintaining working knowledge and developing reports of Patrol needs to assist the Chief in the strategic implementation of fiscal resources, including establishing budget planning and priorities. Responsible for managing police OT assignments and accurately record OT statistical information, including projections, to ensure overall budget goals are achieved.

Special events

  • Responsible for the coordination of public safety and police special event services to the University event management process. Responsible for promoting positive working relationships and ensuring that the mission of the Department and University objectives are met.  Responsible for the assigning of Special Event overtime and the accurate recording of Department expenses related to events in the campus Events Management System software.

Police/Personal Development

  • Responsible for maintaining professional credentials and ensures police personnel remain current on professional trends. Performs the duties of a police officer, including compliance with Police Officer standards and Training. Manages and conducts investigations regarding complaints received against department personnel in compliance with AB301 and Department policy/procedures. Responsible for Internal Affairs and Administrative Review of complaints as well as addressing internally discovered issues. Reports investigative findings to Chief of Police for consideration on further action. Responsible for mandated statistical information for reporting and release of mandated information. Participates in and manages on-going training/educational activities to remain current in field of law enforcement.

Other classification related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Five to eight years of related experience, including professional and supervisory experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Incumbent must possess a valid California Driver License.
  • Incumbent must possess a Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Supervisory and Management Certificate from the Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training (POST).
  • Follows all University policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security and non-discrimination policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to a positive university experience for each and every student and assists in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • Proven ability to interpret and evaluate policies and procedures and formulate proposals for implementation and improvement.
  • Knowledge of personnel management theories, principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead personnel.
  • Experience in directing multiple complex tasks and projects of a diverse nature simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in carrying out the management and leadership of work groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with peers and the campus community.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and written, to a diverse community.
  • Experience and competency in software applications in support of major job duties (Excel, MS Word, Outlook).
  • Understanding and experience in the use of technology in the accomplishment of project objectives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the concepts of the Incident Command System (ICS), the Unified Command Structure, the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role and responsibility of local responders and local government in the overall emergency response plan.
  • Experience managing a program budget.
  • Follows all University policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security and non-discrimination policies and procedures.
  • California State University, San Bernardino expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Six years of law enforcement experience with at least three years’ experience as a police supervisor and two years’ experience as a manager (lieutenant or above), managing police administration and police operations.
  • Experience at a Municipal or University-based law enforcement agency preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $11,500 - $12,500 per month

Classification Salary Range: $4,812 - $15,449 per month

The salary offered will take into account internal equity and experience among other factors.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.

Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Exempt/At-will

Working Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm/including weekends/on call     

This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

First considerations will be given to candidates who apply by Friday, April 19, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Drivers License Check

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Mandated Reporter

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Campus Security Authority

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) position under the federal Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. CSAs are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act Crimes reported to them or that they witness. CSA training is required.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit

Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact CSUSB Benefits at


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.  See policy at

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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