Faculty and staff residing in University housing may request a security assessment by trained SUDPS crime prevention staff. Stanford building managers may also request an assessment of their facilities.
The assessment will include a review of areas such as doors, locks, windows, and the general perimeter.
If you are going to be away from your home for a period of time and wish the Department of Public Safety to check your home periodically, complete the following form and return it to SUDPS (If you are a frequent traveler, please send us updated information on your absences).
The members of the Stanford University Department of Public Safety are committed to the goal of providing high quality services with a positive, cooperative attitude.
To achieve that goal:
We pledge to honor the spirit and letter of the laws we are charged to uphold.
We will dedicate our full attention to our duties in order to promote a safe environment while earning and maintaining the public's trust.
We will endeavor to continually enhance our professional skills and knowledge.
We will hold each other accountable for demonstrating professional and ethical behavior.
We will actively identify and pursue opportunities to improve our department and the ways we serve the campus community.
The hallmarks of our service are a constant dedication to the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, courage and courtesy.
Deputization by the Sheriff of Santa Clara County.
Successful entry level canidates will attend The SCCSO basic acedemy located in Morgan Hill.
The medical exam will be conducted by a licensed physican. A physcial demands examination will be conducted by a licensed physcial therapist.
The psychological component is composed of a written examination followed by an interview with a licensed clinical psychologist.
Successful canidates will participate in a one on one interview with The Director of Public Safety.
A licensed Polygraph examiner will conduct your polygraph exam.
During the Background Investigation process you may participate in a 4-hour Ride-Along with a Stanford Deputy. You may set up a ride-along appointment with the recruiter any time during the background process. In addition to being used for evaluation purposes during the recruitment process, the ride-along is also an excellent opportunity to gain insight into what a typical patrol shift is like as a Stanford Deputy. At the end you will be asked to write a report on what you observed.
A Background Investigator will conduct a personal and in-depth interview. The Background Investigation may take as long as eight (8) weeks to complete and may require follow-up interview(s). The candidate will also be required to submit to a LiveScan fingerprint background check. The candidate will be required to provide a number of documents, including birth certificate, citizenship, diplomas, transcripts, financial documents and legal papers. These documents must be submitted to the Investigator or received by the Department prior to the end of the Background Investigation. Failure to produce required documents may result in removal from the selection process.
Personal History Statement
You will meet with the Background Investigator to discuss the background investigation process. Candidates are required to complete a detailed Personal History Statement. All time periods in your background must be covered. All statements are subject to verification. Inaccuracies or incomplete statements may disqualify you.
This 1.5 - 2 hour interview will be held before a committee of SUDPS officers of varying rank and position. Your interview will consist of questions that relate to your work history, education, motivation for law enforcement and situational problems. You will be graded on your interpersonal skills, judgment, problem solving ability and general knowledge.
Core Values Class & Written Assignment
The set of Core Values describes our commitment of service to the Stanford Community and the Public. During the 2-hour class you will be shown power point presentation about our department's Core Values and given a written assignment.
A State of California validated multiple-choice exam will be administered. You will be given two hours to complete the test. This test consists various components (report writing/reading comprehension and a reasoning/observation-memory phase).
Apply online through the Stanford Jobs website. Type sheriff into the 'keywords' field. Select the desired position and click the "apply online" button. Continue to follow the instructions on the employment site.
SUDPS accepts online applications on a rolling basis and the hiring of qualified recruits is not necessarily limited by the number of deputy positions available.
Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted by the SUDPS recruitment office within 7 - 10 business days to discuss the next steps.
About Deputy Sheriff Positions
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.
Deputy Minimum Requirements
U.S. Citizenship required.
21 years of age.
Weight proportional to height.
Vision not less than 20/100 in each eye; correctable to not less than 20/30 in each eye; without functional color-blindness or impairment.
Normal hearing in each ear.
Ability to pass polygraph, drug screening, extensive background investigation,
psychological and medical examinations.
Forty-five (45) semester units or sixty (60) quarter units of college course work.
Additional Work Experience Qualifications: Related work experience, such as campus police, security, military or civilian law enforcement, highly desirable.
NOTE: Lateral entry applicants must have eighteen (18) months of current California sworn peace officer status.