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College District Police Corporal

Salary $53,760.00 - $68,604.00 Annually Location All Campus Locations Job Type Classified Staff Department Campus Police Job Number 202200058 Position Summary


Position Schedule:
Full Time, 37 hours per week
Monday-Friday, quarterly rotation, Nightshift 3:45pm-midnight or dayshift (7:30am-3:45pm).

*Shifts may vary between Santa Maria and Lompoc Campus'


This is a full-time, 37-hour per week, 12-month annual classified position reporting to the Chief of Police. The officer in this position performs patrol duties on or about college district properties for both Santa Maria and Lompoc facilities. The police corporal also provides direction, guidance and training to police officers, security officers and student parking control workers (lead-person capacity).


College district police officers are Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified, sworn police officers. The police officers' primary role is to uphold the mission and standards of the Allan Hancock College Police Department, protect life and property of the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District, and uphold the laws of the State of California. Members of this category are authorized to carry firearms and exercise full peace officer powers in the State of California per 832.32 CPC. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Director, Public Safety/Chief of Police.


The police corporal performs routine patrol duties on or about college district properties for both Santa Maria and Lompoc facilities. The incumbent will perform crime prevention and crime suppression activities under the umbrella of a community oriented policing philosophy. The incumbent conducts crime and collision investigations, completes miscellaneous public safety reports and facility safety inspections, and provides emergency/disaster response and first aid. The police corporal will act as a liaison with local police agencies. The police corporal may be required to work some evening hours and will have occasional weekend assignments.

The police corporal also serves as the first line field supervisor in the absence of the Chief of Police. The incumbent is responsible for providing day-to-day guidance and supervision of campus security and student parking control workers with regards to implementation of police department and college district policies, rules and regulations.

The police corporal shall serve as the field training coordinator for the training of new police and security personnel. The incumbent will guide, develop and evaluate delivery of police department training programs and make recommendations for changes and/or improvements to the Chief of Police.

The police corporal shall also be responsible for reporting any condition, which is potentially detrimental to the college district via the chain of command to the appropriate administrator.

Essential Functions and Qualifications


  1. Assists with supervision and scheduling of non-sworn security personnel and police department volunteers.
  2. Provides information and education to campus community regarding workplace safety; suicide prevention, self-defense, alcohol and drug abuse prevention and other public safety related topics.
  3. Patrols district facilities before, during and after school hours by vehicle, bicycle and on foot.
  4. Serves and controls disruptive students, visitors and other personnel using college district facilities.
  5. Enforces drug and alcohol polices on campus.
  6. Issues traffic and parking citations and maintains traffic flow on campus.
  7. Responds to emergency calls for service and provides first aid.
  8. Conducts criminal, accident, and background investigations.
  9. Apprehends and arrests violators and testifies in court.
  10. Submits written reports.
  11. Conducts stakeouts or investigations in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies.
  12. Maintains lost and found property.
  13. Provides security escort for the transfer of money on campus to local banks.
  14. Secures college facilities and responds to fire alarms and reports on unusual or hazardous conditions observed.
  15. Coordinates and implements police department field training programs.
  16. Directs day-to-day operations in the absence of the Chief of Police
  17. Supervises security and student parking control workers.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Pertinent provisions of the state and federal laws relating to occupational safety and health;
Crowd control techniques;
Basic patrol and facilities protection techniques.
Search and seizure and rules of evidence.
School law enforcement procedures and regulations.
Methods of police supervision.
Field training development and implementation procedures.
College district policies and procedures.

Demonstrated Ability To:

Establish a good rapport and maintain the respect of students and staff.

Function in stressful situations.

Make decisions related to day-to-day police department operations.

Communicate both orally and in written form.

Possess a strong commitment to community oriented policing, and willingness to work in an academic environment rich in diversity of cultures, religions, and lifestyles.

Graduation from a POST approved academy.
Graduation from high school, GED or equivalency.
Associate of Arts or Science degree preferred.
Graduation from a POST approved leadership or supervisory school
Three years full-time police experience; including one year in good standing as a field-training officer.

Other Requirements:

POST Basic or Intermediate certificate; valid California driver's license and ability to qualify for district vehicle insurance coverage; valid First Aid/CPR certificate.

A minimum of three years police experience is preferred.

Officers must participate in State of California POST training and district mandated staff development training.

POST Field Training Officer certificate.

Ability to obtain POST Police Supervisor certificate.

Additional Information

Hours for this position are:
Full Time, 37 hours per week
Monday-Friday, quarterly rotation, Nightshift 3:45pm-midnight or dayshift (7:30am-3:45pm).
*Shifts may vary between Santa Maria and Lompoc Campus'

To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit the following application materials, a current and complete resume/CV of education and professional experience.

Allan Hancock College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Hancock College will not sponsor any visa applications.

Salary Range
$37,000.00 - $49,000.00
per Year
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Santa Maria, CA, 93454, US