Stanford Deputy Sheriffs are deputized by the Sheriff of Santa Clara County and perform peace officer duties on the Stanford University Campus. Deputies wear uniforms, carry firearms and operate marked patrol vehicles.
Deputies enforce state and county ordinances to make arrests. They must be able to physically control violent persons and exercise good judgement and self-control in the discharge of their duties.
Deputies must be able to write involved investigative reports and conduct follow-ups. This position involves considerable overtime and shift work. Deputies must remain physically and mentally alert for extended periods of time.
Deputies receive extensive training as required by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and receive a basic Police Academy Diploma, upon graduation.
Deputies receive specialized training in dignitary protection and crowd control. The Department works closely with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies. We frequently provide protective security for dignitary visits and high level visitors who do not have government support staff.