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Community Service Officer

Goal: provide an opportunity for student employees to contribute to the safety, security, and well being of the Bethel University Community.

Objectives: ensure the safety of community members; facilitate the security of academic buildings and residence halls; provide services to enhance the quality of the Bethel experience; and afford student employees with positive security role models.

The Position

The Community Service Officer (CSO) program is service-oriented. CSO’s are non-confrontational and do not act as law enforcement officers. CSO's typically operate Bethel Security Night Safety Services, for members of the campus community, and frequently conduct security foot patrols of campus proper, Anderson Center, and student residence halls. CSO’s also provide general support for the Bethel Staff Security Team, including staffing for special events. (i.e. concerts, sports events etc), and are expected to report any situation requiring a security or police response. The CSO Program allows advancement to Senior Community Service Officer.

Job Types

  • Campus Patrol
  • Parking & Transportation Assistance
  • Checkpoint
  • Special Event Security
  • Traffic Control
  • Anderson Center Front Desk
  • Dispatching
  • And More!


  • Be a registered Bethel University student in good academic standing.
  • Have a valid state driver's license. pass a detailed background investigation.
  • Be prepared to work a minimum of 8-20 hours per week (2 shifts a week), including evening, night, and weekend shifts.
  • Be able to work late night and early morning shifts, some overnights
  • Be able to walk and stand for extended period of time.
  • Have vision correctable for safe and legal operation of a standard-equipped motor vehicle.
  • Be able to, given training, quickly and accurately manipulate the controls of a security radio, and be able to communicate effectively with and clearly understand a security dispatcher, via radio.
  • Be able to effectively use a flashlight
  • Be able to write in a concisely and legibly
  • Be able to follow written and oral instructions, with a minimal supervision
  • Be able to remain calm in stressful situations and utilize common sense.
  • Be able to work and communicate with the general public and maintain a demeanor of professionalism that is acceptable to the general public, and conforms to departmental standards.
  • Be able to adhere to A Covenant for Life Together at Bethel