Community Service Officers (CSOs)

community service vehicle
Community Service Officers (CSOs) are integral to the Roseville Police Department and assist officers on a daily basis. The CSO program aims to help guide law enforcement students to prepare for a police officer career.
CSOs Walker and Kindom with group
CSOs are students enrolled in a two- or four-year law enforcement or criminal justice program. CSOs work part-time, approximately 20 hours a week. Many of Roseville's past CSOs have gone on to become officers with RPD or other law enforcement agencies.
CSO Abdiaziz

Duties


  • Animal control (animals running at large, barking dog complaints, animal bites, etc.)
  • Assisting with special events such as Night to Unite, Family Night Out, Shop with a Cop, Lunch in the Schools and other community outreach events
  • Enforcement of parking violations
  • Assist police officers, EMS, and firefighters with traffic, crowd and scene control at accidents, major crime scenes and fire scenes
  • Transporting prisoners to the law enforcement center
CSOs Kindom bike rodeo

Benefits


  • Flexible work schedules to accommodate for school
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Mentoring from a department police officer
  • Specialized training opportunities
CSOs Walker and Kindom

Requirements


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Currently enrolled in a two- or four-year law enforcement or criminal justice program
  • Successfully pass an employment background investigation
  • Preference is given to candidates who can demonstrate experience living in or interacting with diverse communities and/or have fluency speaking, reading and writing a second non-English language (Hmong, Karen, Somali, Spanish, or Thai are preferred).
Position postings are listed on Roseville's employment opportunities webpage. For additional information on the CSO positions, contact Deputy Chief Joe Adams.