Join Our Team | Employment

The UCSF Police Department is a service-oriented, community policing organization charged with providing the very highest level of public safety services to the campus community. All sworn officers have full police powers statewide, with primary jurisdiction on property owned, operated or controlled by the University of California. Officers and staff of the UCSF Police Department are responsible for many aspects of law enforcement, including community policing, criminal investigations, crime prevention, emergency management, building access control and Campus and Medical Center security services. 

By coming to work at UCSF, you will be joining one of the premier health sciences teaching, training and research centers in the world, with a long and illustrious history that dates back over 150 years. UCSF is the second-largest employer in San Francisco, with more than 27,000 students, faculty and staff located at more than 230 sites in San Francisco. 

Equal employment opportunity is the law. The UCSF Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Read more about the UCSF Police Department at "About Us."

Job Opportunities 

  • All current UCSF job opportunities are listed on the UCSFCareers website.
  • In the window under "Search job opportunities that match your interests," enter "Police" and search. 

Employment FAQ 

How can I find job listings for the UCSF Police Department?

Go to the UCSF Careers Website, type "Police" in the window under “Search job opportunities that match your interests" and search to locate all open Police Department positions

How do I apply for a job?

You will find the specific steps applying for a job with the Department under "Join Our Team | Employment," on the right hand side of this page. You may apply for jobs in the following categories:

  • Police Officer
  • Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Other Positions.

For more information, email great [email protected].

How long does it take to get hired by the UCSF Police Department? 

Depending on the job applied for, being hired as a member of the UCSF Police Department can take from one to four months. A typical sworn and dispatch recruitment process includes a written exam, oral interview, background investigation, medical evaluation and psychological assessment and takes about four months. Civilian positions require less time.