Community Service Officer

Welcome to the University of Oregon Police Department Community Service Officer Program. This program provides an alternative pathway to police services for our University of Oregon students. Community Service Officer perform many functions within the police supporting campus safety. Community Service Officers are highly trained, unarmed, non-sworn professional members of the police department. All Community Service Officers receive a plethora of professional training as shown HERE.


Our Community Service Officers functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Student services liaison
  • Patrolling campus with an emphasis on student centered areas
  • Access control
  • Security Operations Center support
  • Misdemeanor non-suspect crime reporting
  • Special event security
  • Non-emergency calls for service
  • Vacation Watch
  • Crime prevention
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • “Keep Your Seat Warm” bike protection program
  • Safety escorts


Community Service Officers are an important part of UOPD's detailed matrix that helps determine what department resources are the most appropriate to deploy in response to every potential type of call for service.

UOPD offers competitive compensation and benefits which includes tuition incentives to attend the UO. You will have the opportunity to serve one of the most diverse and energetic communities in the state. We are looking for diverse candidates who have demonstrated experience in kindness and caring. At the UOPD we are committed to excellence in serving our community. If this is you, please apply or contact UOPD for more information. 

The UOPD uses a community-based hiring process with the first interview panel solely consisting of faculty, staff, and students. The next CSO hiring process will be chaired by Aris Hall, PhD, coordinator of the UO's Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center.

CSO Application

University of Oregon Police Department Community Service Officer