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, an Emergency Service Officer (ESO) or an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) can open the door to careers in security services, law enforcement, emergency medical services and fire safety.

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The Community Service Officer Cadet

CSOs have a large variety of responsibilities on and off campus. They patrol on foot, bicycle, horseback, and in specially marked security vehicles. They perform package checks at athletic and special events, operate the Knight Mover Shuttle, provide after-hours escorts, and patrol parking lots.

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

How To Apply

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
  • Complete a Community Service Officer Application
  • Save a copy
  • Attach the file and email to RUPD

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