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Community Service Officers

UC Merced community service officer writing a report

Community Service Officers are student employees of the UC Merced Police Department. You can easily distinguish a CSO by their uniform — yellow polo shirt, black jacket and tan pants — and they carry a UC Merced Police Department identification card.



  • Promote safety and security on campus
  • Provide campus safety escorts
  • Provide security at special events
  • Patrol the campus
  • Assist during emergencies
Request CSO Event Services


Police Services Recharge Rate :

  • Police Officer Services $93.48 hr
  • Sergeant Services $102.56 hr
  • Dispatch Services $65.81 hr
  • CSO Student Services $14.58 hr
  • CSO Supervisor Services $17.62 hr
  • PSO Services $46.55 hr

Special Event Assistance

  • Campus tours
  • Personal safety activities
  • New student orientation
  • University-sponsored events and more


UC Merced community service officers working detail

Safety Escort Hours

  • Thursday through Saturday:
    5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Sunday through Wednesday:
    5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • CSOs carry police radios
  • CSOs have direct contact with dispatch

Request A Safety Escort

  • Call 209-228-2677 (CAT-COPS)
  • Wave down a CSO anywhere
  • Contact dispatch using a blue light emergency phone

Employment Oppurtunities

Other CSO Programs