community service officers

Community Service Officers (CSOs)

Community Service Officers (CSOs) are full-time students who are uniformed, unarmed paid employees of the RUPD. Many of them go on to careers in law enforcement or public service. All CSO's receive 40 hours of formal training through the New Jersey College and University Public Safety Association prior to assignment of duties.

Becoming a CSO can open the door to careers in security services and law enforcement.

Apply now and start building your resume today!

How To Apply

CSOs provide event security, residence hall and building security, and work as the eyes and ears of the Rutgers University Police Department.

To be eligible one must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12-credits
  • Complete a successful background investigation
  • Complete the 40-hour CUPSA training course
  • Have no criminal convictions
  • Have a safe driving record

If you are interested in applying, please fill out an application.

To learn more about the position, please contact Security Lieutenant Dennis Coyle via email at