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California State University, San Bernardino
  • Position Number: 4167046
  • Location: San Bernardino, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Police Lieutenant (Administrator II), Public Safety
California State University, San Bernardino

Job No: 527075
Work type: Management (MPP)
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location) Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police, the Lieutenant is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and management to sworn and professional staff personnel. The Lieutenant is responsible for the direct and indirect supervision of all personnel assigned to Patrol Operations and Police Services.

The Lieutenant is also expected to assist in managing the Regional Communications Dispatch Center and is responsible for co-managing and oversight of the University camera system. In addition to this, the Lieutenant is responsible for working to resolve any IT-related issues and projects that address public safety concerns.

The Lieutenant will ensure proper adherence of all applicable department's policies and procedures by department personnel. The incumbent is responsible for the protection of life and property and the enforcement of all pertinent laws within the jurisdiction of the University Police Department, and the California State University, San Bernardino. The incumbent will also be responsible for special event planning and coverage of all special events taking place within the campus jurisdiction. The Lieutenant will manage and supervise the K9 unit, motorcycle unit, and serve as a liaison to allied law enforcement agencies. The Lieutenant will also oversee the firearms training, police fleet, body-worn camera and naloxone programs, as well as other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities include, but is not limited to:
  • Management and Supervision of Police/Investigations - recruitment, hiring, supervision and monitoring of employees; determines performance standards; prepares performance evaluations; oversees overtime and special assignments; develops work assignments and schedules; provides leadership and management for the day-to-day operations; ensures compliance with department policies and procedures, union contracts and other regulatory requirements. Specific areas of supervision include general law enforcement functions; crime suppression; community oriented policing activities; identification and apprehension of violators; preparation of court packages.
  • Investigations - Conduct s confidential investigations and handles cases involving more serious or sensitive incidents; Investigates complaints against employees and ensures compliance with all regulatory policies and procedures; reviews designated activities as they relate to such issues as discipline, pursuits, use of force etc.; initiates corrective actions; recommends discipline; provides review and oversight for all investigations.
  • Planning - Develops strategic plans for his/her area of responsibility that are consistent with the Department, Division and University-wide strategic plans; develops and implements goals and objectives; ensures all services are responsive to the needs of the community; coordinates exchange of information with other law enforcement/public safety agencies; provides oversight for the planning, deployment and response to major or special events and/or emergencies; develops action plans in conjunction with the Emergency Preparedness Manager and ensures that the Department is prepared to handle all types of emergencies and/or disasters.
  • Professional Development - Plans, develops and conducts training for staff; ensures staff receive mandatory, regulatory and professional development training; serves as a mentor for staff, students and volunteers; personally maintains professional credentials and participates in on-going training and educational activities; serves as the manager for the field training (FTO) program (Police and Dispatch); actively serves on University committees or groups as assigned, such as the Threat Assessment Team member; serves as liaison with other departments on campus and within the surrounding community; ensures staff participate in campus/community committees/organizations and personally attends these activities.
  • Fiscal - Assists with the development of the Department budget and ensures fiscal management for funds assigned to the Patrol/Investigations/Records/Dispatch Departments; assists with grants and fund development; assists with obtaining donations and providing services for fees to support the Police Services budget; supports University-wide advancement efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work preferably in criminology, criminal justice, police science, law enforcement, business administration, public administration, or in any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five (5) years of full-time employment as a peace officer, including four (4) years at the rank of police sergeant or above in a California POST-approved police department.
  • Possess a valid POST Management or Supervisory certificate. Must be able to obtain management POST certification within two (2) years (24 calendar months) of hire.
  • Possess a valid First-Aid/CPR certification.
  • Possess a valid California Class "C" Driver's license prior to appointment and maintain a safe driving record during employment.
  • Possess valid California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Basic & Supervisory certificates (Must provide POST proof of eligibility ibn accordance with SB 2 and SB 960, complaint with California Government Code 1029 & 1031, prior to employment).

Required Qualifications
  • Incumbent must be able to operate emergency vehicle, firearms, computer, telephone, mobile phone, two-way radio and impact weapons.
  • During an emergency, police officers are required to perform critical tasks as demanded by the event. The scope of responsibilities for this position includes decision-making processes that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent.
  • Testing Requirements: Qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview. Selected finalists will be invited to a Chief's 1:1 personal interview. Finalists will be subject to successfully passing a thorough and in-depth background investigation that will include disclosure of personal, financial, and employment history. Felony convictions are an automatic disqualification for the position of a California Peace Officer. Additionally, finalists must successfully pass a psychological exam, a polygraph exam, and a medical exam, prior to being offered employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or related field. University law enforcement experience.

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $10,000 per month

Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $14,713 per month

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 14 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

Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.

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 will remain open until filled. The application deadline is Thursday, May 11th, 2023.

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.

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.


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

COVID-19 Vaccination

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. See policy 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 accommodation 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 the Office of Employee and Labor Relations by phone at (909) 537-5138 or by email 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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