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Public Safety Officer Employment

Public Safety Officers (PSOs) are non-commissioned, uniformed security guards who provide a uniformed security presence across UTSA campuses and work as a team with the UTSA Police Department to support their shared purpose. Many of our current police officers started their careers at UTSA as public safety officers.

PSOs conduct patrols on foot, in visibly marked public safety vehicles and carts, and on bicycles.  Their uniformed presence often assists in deterring crime. Daily responsibilities for PSOs include enforcing university rules, policies and procedures, as well as providing security for special events, including the safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff and visitors.


  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must have physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out the responsibilities and duties as a public safety officer
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions under stress
  • Valid Texas driver license and eligible to drive state vehicles
  • Successful completion of:
    • Criminal background check
    • Oral interview board
    • Drug screen
    • Final application review
    • Provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States