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Community Service Officer

Community Service Officers (CSOs) are traditionally applicants who are looking towards law enforcement as a viable career path, and waiting to meet the requirements to apply to the Police Academy.

The CSO program allows the employee to gain valuable, practical experience, while earning a salary.

Are you interested in joining our team? Please click here to apply! A member of our recruitment team will be in touch.

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Community Service Officers will gain experience by serving as a force multiplier and performing the following services:

  • Assisting with searches;
  • Investigating traffic crashes;
  • Preparing and issuing Uniform Traffic Citations for non-criminal violations;
  • Responding to and handling abandoned vehicles;
  • Assisting and transporting stranded motorists;
  • Performing traffic related duties;
  • Responding to illegally parked cars;
  • Handling substation duties;
  • Acting as Crossing Guards;
  • ​and handling special events where large crowds and traffic issues may cause a problem
  • Be at least 18-years of age
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in your state of residence
  • Applicants must have a High School diploma or GED equivalent (official transcripts required)
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Must be able to run a mile in under 12 minutes
  • Be of good moral character
  • NOT HAVE TATTOOS above the collarbone (e.g., neck, face, or behind the ear) or below the wrist (e.g., hands, fingers)
  • NOT HAVE received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces
  • NOT HAVE been convicted of any felony
  • NOT HAVE been convicted of a misdemeanor involving false statement, perjury or domestic violence
  • IN ADDITION, the following areas may result in applicants being suspended from the hiring process: credit history including bankruptcy and collections; past drug use; inappropriate social media; driving history, work history; criminal activity and associations with known criminals; and inappropriate tattoos.

Becoming a Community Service Officer is a terrific opportunity for people starting their career in law enforcement.

If launching a career with great responsibility, many challenges, and serving your community appeals to you, then we have the job for you as a CSO.

Are you interested in joining our team? Please click here to apply! A member of our recruitment team will be in touch.


Additional Information

While going to the Academy and during the Field Training Program, new hire CSOs receive a starting salary of $29,539.37 annually. After a probationary period, Community Service Officers receive an annual salary of $31,016.33.


This position includes a full benefits package.

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