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About the Department:
The San Joaquin Delta Community College District provides primary law enforcement service and community policing through the District Police Department. The District Police Department is a full service, P.O.S.T. certified police agency that provides general law enforcement services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to over 23,000 students and staff. District Police personnel enforce federal, state and local laws, including criminal laws and vehicle code violations, as well as investigate all criminal and traffic cases that occur within the District. The District Police Department also provides policing for a variety of events held within the District for the community at large.
The San Joaquin Delta Community College District Police Department was originally organized in the 1960's as a 'security' department. In 1982, pursuant to Education Code 72330, the District Police Department was established. In February 1983, after several studies and significant research, the Board of Trustees authorized the District Police to petition for acceptance into the Peace Officers Standards and Training Program (P.O.S.T.). On January 6, 1984, after a lengthy review process, the Delta College District Police Department gained its P.O.S.T. certification.
About the Police Officers:
District Police Officers receive their legal authority from section 830.32(a) of the California Penal Code. They are vested with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities, identical to that of city Police and County Sheriff. District Police Officers are certified by, and meet the selection of training requirements set forth by the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training for the State.
About the Student Service Officers:
Established in the late 1970's, the Student Service Officer Program was developed to assist those interested in a law enforcement career, work hand in hand with actual law enforcement personnel. Student Officers wear very distinct uniforms, which consist of a medium gray shirt with a Student Officer/Police patch on each shoulder, and black pants. If you need assistance and see a Student Officer, please inform them of your need and they will assist you in any way possible.
The Student Service Officers provide community service and security to the campus population, through the following duties:
Although Student Service Officers are non-sworn personnel, they are required to go through a stringent hiring process. Following, is a brief list of the minimum requirements for becoming a Student Officer:
Although each applicant is subject to a complete background history investigation by the Campus Police, it is important to understand that Student Officers are non-sworn employees. Many of the Student Officers from Delta College have gone on to serve as Law Enforcement Professionals with various agencies throughout California. The Student Officer Program has proven itself as an invaluable service to Delta College.
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