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    Anyone has insight about this department, like how many are they hiring, whats the written like,

    Thanks

  • #2
    I know a friend of a friend who is USC Campus Security. From what I know he is pretty happy but I haven't seen him in awhile. UCLA PD is going to start testing in the next few months so put your application in over there when it opens up. Starting pay is 65K in a much nicer area. Plus I don't think USC CS carry firearms however I could be wrong. I'll see if I can get more information.

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    • #3
      Thanks, Cameloskin

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      • #4
        USC can't carry concealed off duty. other than that, if you have kids that want to go there, its free for them :P that's as far as i know from 2 classmates that are currently working for sc pd

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        • #5
          usc is not a police department. they are post trained security with limited arrest powers. like a step above the security co. at the local market. no traffic stops all major stuff off school grounds handled by LAPD. Great pay and the benefit to go to school for free.
          I'd rather be judged by 12 rather carried by 6.

          It should be noted that any and all post that are made are based on my own thought and opinions. And are not related or implied to represent the department I work for.

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          • #6
            Your dumb **** Moparfan

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            • #7
              Originally posted by moparfan View Post
              usc is not a police department. they are post trained security with limited arrest powers. like a step above the security co. at the local market. no traffic stops all major stuff off school grounds handled by LAPD. Great pay and the benefit to go to school for free.
              they are basically security , but they have that arrest authority per 830.7 b PC and I've seen them a few times in the past at the old PAB( "glass house" booking folks), and south West Div-LAPD, filing reports- don't know whats up with them currently, but in the
              past, they'd roll out on anything that happened in the area of the campus- from fights, to T/Cs to even robberies, and would arrest or detain a susp until LAPD S/West Div would respond.- but a few people I have known went over after working LAPD, and even LASD- Pay is like $44K to $62K/yr ( not counting the benefits and overtime compensation) They are as close to a PD as a PRIVATE College can have here in CA.( I think the Univ. of San Diego - NOT UC SD or Cal.State Univ. SD- is similar)

              I think the min. requirements is a Level II POST certified academy course, but alot of the officers are Basic academy graduates, and the command staff is made up of retired Police supervisors and commanders. They seem to be a profesional enough Dept for what they do, and seeing as this economy isn't getting better any time soon, if you think the pay and benefits are worth it, i'd tell anyone to take a job there. You could always apply for a police agency and use it as "work history experience"

              http://capsnet.usc.edu/dps/

              I believe they are currently hiring ( the position is public Safety Officer I )and starting pay is about $24.50/hr last time I was told...
              Last edited by DOAcop38; 03-19-2011, 02:21 PM.
              "we're americans ! We don't quit because we're wrong, we just keep doing it wrong UNTIL it turns out Right"...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Crimestopper View Post
                Your dumb **** Moparfan
                Before you type, make sure you know what you are talking about or you will end up looking like a fool. Mopar Fan knows what he s talking about.
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                Originally posted by Smurfette
                Lord have mercy. You're about as slick as the business side of duct tape.
                Originally posted by DAL
                You are without doubt a void surrounded by a sphincter muscle.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DOAcop38 View Post
                  They are as close to a PD as a PRIVATE College can have here in CA.( I think the Univ. of San Diego - NOT UC SD or Cal.State Univ. SD- is similar)
                  http://capsnet.usc.edu/dps/
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                  USD is about the same as USC it sounds like. USD can take kids to detox, but that's about it. Just armed security with red light bars. They used to have full police powers but it was taken away.

                  Stanford and the University of the Pacific are the only two private universities with full police departments in CA. Stanford's officers get their power as sheriff deputies and UOP officers get their authority from Stockton PD.
                  Last edited by nobodyjr; 03-18-2011, 02:54 PM.

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                  • #10
                    USC has either no light bars and amber lights in the rear windows, or all amber light bars. It's been a few months since I've seen them about.
                    sigpic
                    Originally posted by Smurfette
                    Lord have mercy. You're about as slick as the business side of duct tape.
                    Originally posted by DAL
                    You are without doubt a void surrounded by a sphincter muscle.

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                    • #11
                      I wouldn't write them off as "wackenhut contract guards", though. It appears to be a good gig, and I've met some of them before, so I'd say they are defiitely "close to being cops" as private school public safety could be.i know LAPD allowed them to book for certain crimes in the past, and around the USC campus( where they patrol) you have to have your head on tight, as they do confront thugs and legit crime from time to time. "it is what it is",hell i'd do it if I was retired and still young and healthy enough to push a "patrol car" around at night, watching some obviously CLUESLESS yuppie co-eds, and trying to keep them from getting robbed, or their bicycles jacked by "sniper", and "Ray Loc" on Jefferson, or Vermont Ave. I know of several former LAPD officers, even a classmate of mine from the academy, who work their and haven't "looked back".

                      Hey, "dep Dave", "heard" a certain former OPS "admin drone" Lt. we both know had applied there... hmmmm.....
                      "we're americans ! We don't quit because we're wrong, we just keep doing it wrong UNTIL it turns out Right"...

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                      • #12
                        http://capsnet.usc.edu/DPS/AboutUS/PatrolServices.cfm

                        found some extra info on them- i'd say that more info on them would come from any LAPD guys on O.Com that have worked South West Patrol, or Hollenbeck divisions
                        Last edited by DOAcop38; 03-19-2011, 05:51 PM.
                        "we're americans ! We don't quit because we're wrong, we just keep doing it wrong UNTIL it turns out Right"...

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                        • #13
                          Crimestoper- Hey man way to show your maturity level you asked a question and I told you what I know and what is knows about USC Campus Safety. The facts are the facts they are not sworn Officers. You don't like it then talk to the dean at USC. From what I heard from a Sgt there, the dean and admin don't want a full fleadge PD because "What would the parents think sending the children to a college that needs a PD. What type of crime do they have?" I never said it was bad gig. But if you want to be a cop than do it. Its a great stepping stone or a nice green pasture to retire in.

                          DOA- Yeah I would never put USC in the same level with Wackadork security. USC sends or sent their guys to Rio but who knows now. Very professional but it sucks that their hands can get tied at times. And your right about LAPD Hollenbeck thats because of the University Hospital is behind LAC/USC. I rarely saw those guys around but they here there. Its funny in one of the county Parking lots that buts up against an USC lot it says "USC Campus Police Patrol Here" always got a laugh. One of the guys in my academy is dad was with dave and me at ops I think he worked your beat Dave and his mom was LAPD. Hey if I dont get 100% recovered from my IOD and the county does what it does I would work there, kids gotta go to school.

                          Here's their P.C. 830.7: The following persons are not peace officers but may exercise the powers of arrest of a peace officer as specified in Section 836 during the course and within the scope of their employment, if they successfully complete a course in the exercise of those powers pursuant to Section 832: (b) Persons regularly employed as security officers for independent institutions of higher education, recognized under subdivision (b) of Section 66010 of the Education Code, if the institution has concluded a memorandum of understanding, permitting the exercise of that authority, with the sheriff or the chief of police within whose jurisdiction the institution lies.

                          I was down in the OC a few months back and saw an extension center for USC you think they have the Campus guys there or let local PD handle??
                          I'd rather be judged by 12 rather carried by 6.

                          It should be noted that any and all post that are made are based on my own thought and opinions. And are not related or implied to represent the department I work for.

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                          • #14
                            Their staff is POST trained (used to send them through Rio, before the POST investigation / shut down) but the agency itself is not "POST Participating", hence your cert does not "freeze" while employed there...they used to have this weird "Memorandum of Understanding" deal setup with the LAPD, but not sure if that is still in effect. They have talked in recent years about trying to become a POST participating agency, but don't know when / if that will ever happen.

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                            • #15
                              I work with USC DPS officers on a daily basis since USC is in my basic car area.

                              PM me for specific questions but the basics are as follows

                              An MOU between USC and LAPD allows their officers to make arrests.
                              There are two levels of DPS officers, Public Safety Officers and Community Service Officers. PSO is armed and can make arrests, CSO is unarmed and can not. PSO must be post certified, CSO is not.

                              PSO's take crime reports, conduct crime supression patrols, respond to calls and make arrests. They respond on and off campus and most of their LE activity is off campus. USC deploys MORE Officers in the small area around the university than LAPD Southwest division does for the entire division. USC also pays for CSC private security to stand on fixed posts on every street corner around the campus, we are talking 30-40 of them at a time doing observe and report duties.

                              USC DPS will handle anything student related on or off campus from taking reports to making arrests. There are just a few major crimes that they can not handle i.e. rapes. They have their own dispatch center and communications officers but they also monitor and brodcast on LAPD Southwest frequncy if they need an LAPD unit or a want/ warrant check on a suspect. You commonly hear "USC 96-David Code 6 at xxx location" on LAPD Southwest frequency.

                              They can not enforce traffic laws and they can not issue cites for anything. If they have a citable non-traffic offense such as juvi curfew, they call us, we issue the cite and put their name as aresting officer, ours as citing. They go to court.

                              I enjoy working with most of the guys but there are some slaps as well. If LAPD puts out and additional unit request anywhere near the school often they are there before the closest LAPD unit, they are a big help on back ups and perimeters as well. They are life savers when you have a drunk student in custody that you aren't in the mood for. All around the LAPD guys like them. Some of our guys get a bit upset when DPS calls because they got a BS arrest and are not sure how to handle but they are usually the LAPD slaps that we don't even like.

                              A lot of their guys are retired LAPD and LASD. Their FTO's attend LAPD FTO school, their bike officers attend LAPD bike school, their Sgt's take the LAPD Sgt exam and attend LAPD Sgt school.

                              The biggest thing I can add is their starting pay is higher, yes HIGHER than LAPD right now.

                              There is a ton more but I just typed a whole page and tried to post but it timed out and deleted and I don't want to type it again.

                              PM ME FOR MORE INFO, I can hit up one of the guys and find out almost anything specific you want to know.
                              Last edited by mtxpro752; 03-21-2011, 06:05 AM.
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