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Administration & Business

Administration & Business Unit supports the Management and Operations of the Sacramento State Police Department by coordinating and managing the day-to-day business, communications and records activities of the department. Our responsibilities include police officer dispatching, police records maintenance, reporting, budget development and oversight, purchasing, processing payments for all police and CSO supported activities, contracts management, emergency operations planning and training, live scan fingerprinting services, lost and found, tracking payroll, personnel files, equipment issuance and management, inventory and providing administrative support to the Chief of Police.

Administration & Business staff value teamwork and work toward the common department goal of creating a safe academic environment for Sacramento State Students. We are committed to evaluating and improving business processes with the goal of improving customer service, efficiency, consistency and continuity.

Community Outreach Officer (COO)

The Sacramento State Police Department opened a Community Outreach Officer (COO) Sub-Station in the American River Courtyard in order to increase our ability to serve you. Our staff can help you register your bicycle, provide you with a battery jumpstart, assist with property engraving, provide police reports, arrange for Hornet Safety Escorts, provide current safety information and answer questions you might have about the campus.

The Community Oriented Policing (COP) Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and can be contacted through the main police dispatch line at: 916-278-6000.

Field Operations

The Field Operations Unit is a full-service State police agency staffed by Sworn Officers. University Police Officers patrol the campus and surrounding area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Officers patrol on foot, bicycle, and patrol car.

The officers work 10 hour watches, 4 days a week with shifts overlapping during periods of peak activity. During special events, additional officers will be on duty augmented by officers from other University Police Departments and allied agencies in the area.

The officers are the first responders to all reports of on-campus emergencies. All officers are State certified as prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and are fully vested with statewide authority by Penal Code Section 830.2. Additionally, all officers receive training based on the National Incident Management System and the Statewide Emergency Management System to prepare them as first responders in the event of a catastrophic emergency.

Patrol officers are supplemented by the Community Service Officer Program. Community Service Officers or “CSO’s” are students primarily interested in a career in law enforcement. CSO’s work approximately 16 hours a week in different functions for the Department performing security, escort, and special event coverage in addition to providing an extra uniform presence.

Physical Security & Information Technology

The Physical Security Unit is responsible for the security policies, programs, and security technology operations of the Sacramento State Police Department. The goal of the department is to ensure a safe and secure workplace for the protection of life and property.