Campus Safety Officers

The regular Campus Police are augmented with the Student Campus Safety Officer patrol and escort service.

A team of two radio equipped students patrols the campus while classes are in session.

In addition to carrying out traditional security roles, student patrols also provide on-campus escort service upon request and work special events.

Student  Campus Safety Officers Program

The Student Campus Safety Officer (CSO) program provides students a unique educational opportunity to be a dynamic part of the Department of Public Safety.   Campus Safety Officers work with other members of the department in providing public safety and security services to the Campus community.

The CSO position is a part-time position and is not part of a work study program. Criminal Justice students have the option of earning academic credit as a part of their curriculum requirements. Student CSO’s are typically assigned to work 15 to 20 hours per week within a variety of time frames.

Student Campus Safety Officers wear distinctive clothing for identification purposes and are also in direct radio contact with Campus Police Officers and dispatchers.

Campus Safety Officers must be committed to their primary academic education and maintain good grades. Student employees must also exemplify the department’s values in the delivery of public safety services.

Looking for supervisory experience to include on your resume?  In addition to practical law enforcement experience, CSO’s also have the opportunity for promotion to supervisory student positions.

Student Campus Safety Officers will:

  • Report to Campus Police communications
  • Check buildings to ensure they are secure
  • Check campus lighting
  • Check/test emergency call boxes
  • Provide safety escorts for students, faculty and staff
  • Patrol the campus via foot including times of inclement whether
  • Report suspicious and or criminal activity to the Campus Police Dept.
  • Report safety issues to the Campus Police Dept.
  • Provide parking enforcement
  • Assist with traffic direction and control
  • Respond to fire alarms & provide assistance
  • Complete logs and reports as necessary
  • Assist the Campus Police with prisoner watch
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Due to the sensitive nature of these positions, candidates will be required to undergo a background investigation. Additionally, Campus Safety Officers are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Due to the importance of the position, Campus Safety Team members are expected to make this their primary form of employment.

Candidates are required to have/meet the following:

  • Candidates are required to possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions
  • Ability to walk/stand for extensive periods of time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidates must present themselves in a professional manner
  • Basic knowledge of how to use a computer
  • Must have flexible availability for scheduling

Preference will be given to students majoring in Criminal Justice.