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.
About the ASO Position
The Off-duty Sworn Security Officer (ASO) position is an armed security position which supports the public safety mission of the Stanford Department of Public Safety primarily by providing supplemental security services for special events such as football and basketball games, dignitary visits and other special events that are typically short term in duration. ASO's may also be called upon to support university and department operations during emergencies and critical incidents. ASO's will perform a variety of security and public safety functions on a casual, on-call basis. Specific duties include but are not limited to: roving and fixed post security, crowd management,traffic control, and, if necessary, enforcement of law violations. ASO's may be assigned to work alone, with another ASO, or with an on-duty sworn peace officer, usually from Stanford DPS.
Security patrols will be primarily performed by foot; however, motor vehicle or other DOT approved method of transportation may be utilized based upon operational needs and at the direction of Stanford DPS management.Security posts may require standing for extended periods of time in inclement weather and potentially dangerous situations. Other assignments and duties include providing directions, and assisting community members and visitors, moving barricades and other traffic control equipment for special events.
The ideal candidate must be physically fit to perform the essential job functions of the position and be able to adapt physically and psychologically to frequently changing needs and priorities. Sound knowledge of California laws (vehicle and criminal) as well as a working knowledge of applicable University policies is necessary. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are imperative as is the ability to remain calm and communicate effectively, including using a two-way radio, during stressful situations. The ability to solve problems, a high level of energy, enthusiasm and flexibility are key characteristics of the successful incumbent.
ASO’s will wear a Stanford DPS designed uniform and a duty belt with equipment pertaining to the assignment. This position requires moderate to strenuous activity on occasion including walking, standing, climbing, pushing, pulling and lifting. Assignments will vary. Shifts will include (and are often) on evenings, weekends and holidays. Outdoor work is required throughout the year (Ability to work most home football games, commencement and a MLS game is preferred).
As a casual employee, ASO’s may not work more than 980 hours per tax year (hours worked between December 16 one year and December 15 the following year).
Must be a current sworn peace officer in the state of California who has completed a CA POST approved Field Training Program. Applicant must be in good standing with his or her primary employer and provide a letter from the Chief or Sheriff to this effect. The ASO is responsible for ensuring off-duty work is allowed by his or her primary employing agency. Stanford University is a private entity and not a governmental agency. There are no CALPERS benefits attached or associated with this position.
Live Scan fingerprint check. (NOTE: Individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime will not be eligible for hire. Persons who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.)
Complete a Stanford University application and a background application packet. Submitted information is subject to verification. Omissions and deliberate misstatements are grounds for non-selection.
* Stanford Department of Public Safety does not pay the candidate for travel expenses associated with testing / interviewing, unless otherwise indicated by the department.
* Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
Provide safety, security, traffic control and other public safety services for events taking place on campus including, but not limited to: student parties, athletic events (basketball, football, etc), concerts, conferences, VIP and dignitary visits, and other campus events.
Monitor assigned post/beat for security and public safety concerns.
Provide crowd management and security during emergencies and special events.
Resolve problems to provide the best experience for event attendees while also ensuring public safety.
Drive various size vehicles to transport personnel and equipment.
Provide logistical support during emergencies and critical incidents, including setting up and removing traffic control equipment: barricades, flares, cones, etc.
Provide building security during major incidents on campus.
Using best safety practices deploy barricades, cones and other traffic control equipment per directions as part of event setup. Remove barricades and other safety equipment after the event.
Must have recent patrol experience.
Ability to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
Ability to translate information accurately and effectively to others.
Ability to follow verbal and written directions.
Ability to use sound judgment and independence in determining priorities and handling situations.
Exceptional customer service skills. Ability to interact well with the public and maintain a positive, professional attitude even under trying circumstances.
Effective oral / written communication skills including the ability to interact with a diverse group of people.
Flexibility and calmness in dealing with the public even under stressful conditions.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn and apply a variety of University and departmental policies.
Ability to keep sensitive information strictly confidential always.
Ability to use and/or learn to use two-way radio for communication even during stressful conditions.
Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
Familiarity and/or ability to learn the Stanford Campus.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Desire to learn, accept and promote the Department’s Core Values.
Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather conditions, and operating assigned office equipment.
Ability to push, pull and move up to 75 pounds; ability to repeatedly lift 25 lbs to a height of 18-24 inches. Ability to walk and climb stairs, step up onto the back of a barricade trailer, move traffic cones, etc.…