Using students to supplement full-time police and security personnel has proven to be an excellent way of providing many routine services while giving many students meaningful employment. During the fall and spring semesters, approximately 175 students are employed with the Auxiliary Police unit, while during the summer semester the unit employs 60 to 80 students.
Benefits of working with the Auxiliary Police include:
- Opportunity to work closely with University Police
- $9.30 an hour starting wage
- Flexible scheduling
- Opportunity to work in a variety of areas, including concerts at the
Bryce Jordan Center
- Ability to work up to 30 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters, and 40 hours a week during the summer semester and during semester breaks
- Uniforms and equipment are provided
- Valuable experience and great preparation for real-world employment after graduation
- Contributing in a responsible and significant way to protecting your community
- Opportunity for advancement to develop leadership and managerial
All Auxiliary Police officers are required to work home football games, providing essential traffic control and security around Beaver Stadium. Students can choose from two different opportunities, the Shift Track or the Events Track. Each track has its own benefits and duties.
The Events Track is designed for students who want to add more flexibility to their work schedule. An employee chooses what events they want to work based on the available events, which have different start and end times and detail length. Primary duties include:
- Traffic and crowd control at special events
- Property security
- Security patrols for summer conferences
- Parking enforcement
- Downtown foot patrol in conjunction with the State College Borough Police (restrictions apply)
- Assisting University Police officers with various safety and security
You will have the opportunity to work a variety of details, including basketball games and concerts at the Bryce Jordan Center, sporting events at Recreation Hall, and special events at the HUB-Robeson Cultural Center.
The Shift Track is designed for students who are looking to work regular scheduled hours. You will be assigned to work evening, overnight, and weekend shifts. You can be assigned a permanent schedule for a semester, which can be altered with supervisory approval. You provide extra “eyes and ears” to the police and deter misconduct and criminal behavior through visible patrols. Your primary duties include:
- Uniformed security patrols in residence hall areas
- Reporting to University Police any suspicious or criminal activity
- Maintaining integrity of the card access door control system
- Monitoring the access control computer and dispatch via police radio and other Auxiliary Police Officers to any door alarms
- Help ensure that only residents and escorted guests enter residence halls
- Assisting residents with questions about door security
- Providing walking security escorts to members of the campus community
You can submit your application, which will be reviewed to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the position. A background check will be conducted and if you qualify, you will be invited to the oral interview process.
Once you are hired you are assigned to a probationary status for 75 hours. During your probationary status you will receive several hours of training in your assigned duties, security procedures, and department and University policies. At the end of the probation period you will be tested on materials covered in your training. Upon successful completion of this test, you will be able to train for specialty duties such as parking enforcement, securing buildings, and patrolling in the downtown State College area.
The Auxiliary Police accept employment applications on a continuous basis. If you are interested in applying for an invaluable work experience fill out and submit your application online.