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Student Security Officer Program

Becoming a student security officer will provide you with a unique educational opportunity and you will become a dynamic part of the Department of Campus Safety at York College of Pennsylvania.  You will work with other members of the department in providing public safety and security services to the York College community.

You don't need to be working on a law enforcement degree!  Our student staff is studying everything from art and music to biology!

Campus Safety employs approximately 16 student security officers; the position is a part-time position and is not part of the work-study program.

Student security officers are typically assigned three to four 5 hour shifts per week.  Shifts typically fall within the following time frames:

Weekday Times

1700-2200 hours
2200-0300 hours

Sat - Sun 0700-1200 hours
1200-1700 hours

During these shifts, some of the responsibilities of the Student security officer include:

  • Foot patrol of campus facilities, grounds, and parking lots
  • Safety escorts (walking) for students and employees
  • Security checks of facilities and other areas
  • Call box inspections for proper operation
  • Assistance with fire alarms
  • Traffic/Parking control for events
  • General crime prevention

Student security officers wear distinctive clothing, identifying them as student security, and are also in direct radio contact with Campus Dispatchers and Campus Police Officers.

Student security officers must be committed to their primary academic education and maintain good grades. Student employees must also exemplify the department's values: Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Teamwork.  Applicants to student security officer positions must consent to a background check. Due to the potential exposure to confidential and sensitive information and material, all employees are required to sign a confidentiality non-disclosure agreement.

Looking for supervisory experience to include on your resume?  Student security officers have the opportunity to test for Corporal after two years (favorable performance evaluation, written exam, and oral board).  Promotion from Corporal to Sergeant includes a situational oral board.

Successful student officers/supervisors have gone on to some pretty rewarding career opportunities after graduating from York College. Our graduates include law enforcement within local, state, and federal agencies as well as the military.

Hiring for student security officer positions typically occurs during the summer months.  After selection, recruits will attend a one-week course just prior to the start of the Fall semester.

Interested candidates should seek out our application on the Spartan Career Path website.  Click on the button below.