The Cal Maritime Academy Police Department provides 24 hours a day, year round, protection for the campus community. We are a fully vested police department, recognized by the California Police Officers Standards of Training. Police department personnel are the first responders to campus emergencies.
The Police Department currently has nine (9) sworn officers. Our law enforcement responsibilities govern university property and officers have full peace officer powers, including arrest, per California Penal Code Section 830.2. Per state statute, our primary authority extends one mile beyond the university, however their authority extends throughout the state of California.
In addition, we have five (5) non-sworn, Community Service Specialists (CSS). Community Service Specialists respond to service calls, assist with security patrol, educational programs, parking enforcement, and conduct vehicle and foot patrol.
The department has joined with San Jose State University Police Department for dispatch services. The Communications Center, located on the San Jose State University, is staffed by dedicated POST certified, CSU Police Dispatchers. They serve as our first point of contact for emergencies, non-emergencies, and other service requests. They coordinate communications between police officers and other support staff. Additionally, dispatchers are responsible for coordinating emergency response for both on-campus and off-campus resources, such as fire and medical services. The Communications Center is open 24 hours a day, year around.
The Cal Maritime Academy Police Department maintains a working relationship with all local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Cal Maritime Academy Police Department has established an agreement with the Vallejo Police Department for the interagency provision of emergency services to the campus.