Community Service Officers


The Community Service Officer (CSO) program is a support function of the University Police, and a component of the department's Crime Prevention Program. CSOs are highly motivated CSULB student assistants who work for the University Police Department.

CSOs are identifiable by a light blue uniform shirt, photo ID and nametag, an embroidered badge, and a portable radio which communicates directly with police dispatch.

CSOs are most commonly known for their role in the campus "Night Escort Program", providing safe transportation for our campus community, but they also serve in a wide range of other vital responsibilities.

CSOs provide the following services:

  • Bicycle Registration
  • Building Lock-ups
  • General Safety Patrols
  • LiveScan Fingerprinting
  • Night Escort Program
  • Special Event Support
  • Residence Hall Foot Patrols
  • UPD Community Outreach

Law enforcement ambitions are not a requirement for working in the CSO program. Our Community Service Officers come from a wide range of backgrounds and areas of study.

How can I become a Community Service Officer?

If you are interested in serving the campus community as a CSO, email Please include your full name and contact number in your email.