Employment Opportunities

Campus Service Officers are student positions that are frequently available. Campus Service Officers are student employees who are trained to assist CSUPD officers with basic security on campuses, such as performing SafeWalk duties and helping with event safety management. For additional information regarding Campus Service Officers, please contact Sergeant Wil Nichols.

For questions regarding any CSUPD hiring, please contact Tommy Crews, HR Generalist.

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Why Colorado State University Police Department

The Colorado State University Police Department is a full-service law enforcement organization. We are committed to working with all stakeholders to maintain a safe environment that supports the academic mission of the university and the health and wellness of the community.

Our department is comprised of law enforcement, civilian professionals, and student employees who recognize the importance of a guardian-centric approach. In action, this philosophy prioritizes education over enforcement whenever reasonably possible. By collaborating with a variety of university resources, this wholistic approach places emphasis on student retention and student success, without compromising safety. 

CSUPD provides a complete range of 24-hour law enforcement services including:

  • 24-hour car, foot, and bicycle patrol
  • Community outreach and education
  • Crime prevention, detection and investigation, and making appropriate arrests
  • Traffic control
  • Guardian-centric, proactive safety services to students, faculty, staff
  • Special events management, and crime prevention

Learn more about our community, our people, our perks, and our purpose.


We are Guardians

We watch over a university of 35,000 people from all over world. We build and protect close ties within our community, and those human connections and relationships – with fellow employees, offices, units, and students and their families — are the heart of our purpose. We serve others. We are the keepers of a community that both feels safe and is safe.

We Engage Differently

We don’t go from call to call. We go from opportunity to opportunity to listen, help, and build trust. There is a person behind each call who needs us. We focus our interactions to create a positive difference, no matter how big or how small, during other’s time of need. We live by the university’s motto: Rams Take Care of Rams.

We Connect

Our officers are skilled in communication, building rapport, and de-escalation. Our first choice for response is to connect, seek to understand, and educate on an individual level. We also train thousands of our community members on basic safety strategies and recognizing signs that someone needs help.

We are a Family

As a small agency, we are each more than a number. We are close-knit. We show up for each other. We work as a team. We are resourceful, collaborative, diligent, accountable, respectful, and detail-oriented. We lead with integrity and by example. We hold each other answerable to high professional standards. Our officers have a voice in shaping our department as well as the university community.

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We Strive to be Selfless Helpers

We commonly interact with young adults who are on their own for the first time and trying to navigate their new surroundings. Some of them face mental health challenges, or they are learning for the first time to make smart life decisions, or choosing how to cope with the complications of becoming an adult. We take care of our community through interactions that help shape the future of lives in critical point of development. With the right response, we can change the trajectory of a young life. Going above and beyond to help, serve others and leave things better than when we arrived.

CSUPD Mission

  • Engaging our Community
  • Earning Trust
  • Protecting the Future

CSUPD Values

  • Integrity – We conduct ourselves ethically
  • Respect – We treat everyone with dignity.
  • Professionalism – We provide exceptional service in a courteous and dependable manner.
  • Accountability – We hold ourselves and each other to community standards, culture and values 

CSUPD Vision

As guardians of Colorado’s future, our vision is to provide a safe and secure environment for all of our community members.