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School Police Officer

at Montebello Unified School District

Pay: $57096.00 to $72864.00/year
Salary : $4,758.00 - $6,072.00 Monthly $57,096.00 - $72,864.00 Annually
Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2585573
Keywords: police, emergency

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:School Police Officer
Closing Date/Time:Thu. 10/24/19 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$4,758.00 - $6,072.00 Monthly
$57,096.00 - $72,864.00 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location: Various, California

Position Information:

This is an Open Competitive recruitment to establish an eligibility list for current and future vacancies. Incumbents holding this position are responsible for providing law enforcement and protection to students, personnel, equipment, and property of the District. Successful candidates are expected to work (8) hours per day, five (5) days per week, and twelve (12) months per school year.  


Under direction from the Sergeant, provides law enforcement and protection to students, personnel, equipment and property of the District; patrols District grounds, facilities, parking lots and specified off-site locations to enforce District rules and regulations, applicable laws and traffic regulations, and to protect property and persons; observes and controls behavior of students and non-students, provides assistance to district officials, staff, students, parents, citizens and public safety agencies as appropriate; investigates crimes, accidents, vandalism, and detains persons suspected of criminal behavior; and performs related duties as assigned.


A School Police Officer differs from a Sergeant in that the former performs police work in the protection of District property, the apprehension of suspects, and the prevention, control, and investigation of crimes against District facilities, personnel, or students. The latter supervises school-resource-officers, patrol, crime prevention, or training functions of the School Police Department.



The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  1. Patrols, stakes out, and responds to intrusion alarm reports at District schools, offices and other facilities.
  2. Maintains law and order at District facilities, including prevention and control of incidents of violence directed against District facilities, personnel, or students.
  3. Enforces violations of California vehicle codes and penal codes, and all other violations of City, County State, and federal law and statutes as necessary.
  4. Cooperates with local law-enforcement agencies in the prevention, control, and investigation of antisocial or illegal activities by persons or groups directed against District facilities, personnel or students.
  5. Apprehends and interrogates those suspected of committing or attempting to commit crimes affecting District facilities, personnel, or students.
  6. Investigates crimes affecting District facilities, personnel, and students.
  7. Performs special protective duties as directed.
  8. Observes, collects, preserves, and records physical and oral evidence of crimes, including finger prints.
  9. Determines class of crime; modus operandi' and the extent of loss, damage, or injury; and analyzes information in order to solve or reduce the incidence of criminal acts involving District facilities, personnel or students.
  10. Responds to, by telephone or radio, communications with Police Officers in mobile units and Campus Security Officers.
  11. Identifies, locates and interviews witnesses; and attempts to locate and recover stolen property.
  12. Checks police files and records for modus operandi and possible suspects.
  13. Prepares reports about crimes against District property and offenses against District personnel and students.
  14. Serves civil processes for the District; attends and participates in hearings and trials of suspects.
  15. May make public appearances as a speaker on matters relating to the School Police Department and District security measures.



Knowledge of:

  1. California Penal Code, the California State Education Code, and City and County ordinances relating to theft, burglary, arson, malicious mischief, trespass, other criminal matters, and law enforcement activities.
  2. Methods, techniques, procedures, and equipment used in law enforcement, security, safety, and patrol operations.
  3. Legal provisions pertaining to arrest, search and seizure, property damage, theft, and trespassing.
  4. Sections of the California Welfare and Institutions Code that pertain to juvenile court law.
  5. Conflict resolution skills and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  6. Report writing procedures.
  7. Police equipment including firearms and communication.
  8. Advanced first aid, including CPR methods, procedures and techniques.
  9. Rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of buildings and grounds.
  10. Disaster preparedness.

Ability to:                                                                                                           

  1. Think clearly and logically, use good judgment, and make quick and appropriate decisions in emergencies.
  2. Read, interpret, apply, and explain laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  3. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  4. Perform service evenings, holidays and weekends.
  5. Speak clearly and logically.
  6. Work effectively in a multi-ethnic setting.
  7. Adapts easily to work assignments, additional priorities and new procedures.
  8. Keep complete and accurate records and prepare concise reports.
  9. Deal effectively with juveniles and maintain good relations with school personnel, police officers and the public.
  10. Effectively mediate disputes and create collaboration for problem solving.
  11. Provide armed and unarmed defense.
  12. Operate a District Police emergency vehicle safely and efficiently.
  13. Perform high speed emergency driving.
  14. Provide life-saving techniques.

Education, Training, and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school or G.E.D. or its equivalent; graduation from a P.O.S.T. approved California Law Enforcement Training Academy. Ability to speak in a designated second language is desirable; experience in a K-12 public school setting is desirable

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

  1. A valid California class 'C' driver's license and use of an automobile is required.
  2. All appointees must be citizens of the United States or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for and have applied for citizenship.
  3. Possession of a California Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate is desirable.
  4. All appointees must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  5. Qualify periodically with a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol.
  6. Must pass a Physical Agility Test
  7. Appointment is subject to fingerprinting, a review of conviction records, and a background investigation.


  1. Good visual field and depth, color, and hue perception.
  2. Hear normal voice-range frequencies.
  3. Agility and strength to make apprehensions and to protect self from attack.

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the selection department to accommodate the limitation.

 Examination Information:

Examination Information

After the evaluation of minimum qualifications, examination parts for this recruitment may include, but are not limited to the following: scored supplemental questionnaire, written exam, performance exam, oral appraisal interview, physical ability test, oral presentation, project assignment, etc. 

The Personnel Commission reserves the right to change, alter, cancel, add or modify examination parts, as well as weights and dates.