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Student Ambassadors

Police Department Student Ambassador

The Sonoma State Police Department is teaming up with the Financial Aid Office to provide a job opportunity to assist the police department with programs and services designed to create a direct connection between the department and the community.  The goal of the program is for Student Ambassadors to develop transferable career skills by working closely with department members, providing a welcoming and professional environment for the public, providing clerical support, assistance with special projects, community outreach, visible presence, special event programming, and other duties as assigned.

Student Ambassadors will be required to attend training specific to working in a police department.  Student Ambassadors will work approximately 10-15 hours per week during the academic year and may work during the summer session. Student Ambassadors will be paid $15/ hour by and through Sonoma State University. 


  • Assist department members with the creation of crime prevention and public service videos, as well as brochures, flyers, and other educational materials, maintain the police department website and associated social media pages.
  • Provide educational presentations, and/or support for events such as Public Safety Fairs, Cops and Coffee, and other community engagement events.
  • Assist department members during training presentations, training scenarios, and other department and community trainings.

We're looking for

  • A full-time student who qualifies for Federal Work-Study.
  • Demonstrates organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates clerical and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrates English proficiency and accurate typing skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions and short timelines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, video creation, and editing.

Special Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to pass a thorough police background investigation of personal and work history, including a fingerprint check of criminal history.
  • Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California, and participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice Program.
  • Must sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement regarding nondisclosure of sensitive information heard, read, or seen while working at the police department.


  • Submit application letter and resume to Sonoma State Police Department in-person or via email