Student Officers

In September of 1996, the Department of Security implemented a Student Officer program. Their presence makes Security as a Department more approachable for other students. Student Officers augment the professional staff and share duties such as: patrol, escorts, building security, special events, traffic, parking, ticketing and office assistance.

As a Security Officer, our students are exposed to all issues of student life on a busy college campus. They are expected to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity and to adhere to the highest moral principles in the performance of their duties.

Many times they will see friends, fellow students, faculty, staff or visitors at a very vulnerable time. They will understand how important confidentiality, privacy and the protection of the rights of others becomes in vulnerable situations and the trust given to them by others who need their assistance.

They will wear the uniform of a Saint Benedict Security Officer with pride, knowing what it stands for, conducting themselves with the highest professional standards and in a manner that reflects credit upon themselves, the Department of Security and the College of Saint Benedict.

Student Officers are required to adhere to an Officer Code of Ethics, an Honor Code, uphold and personally adhere to CSB policies, respect local and Minnesota State Laws and to perform their duties as a Security Officer at a standard above the normal expectations of any other student employment position.

If interested in a position with the Department of Security, please drop by the Security Office and pick up an application or click on the link at right to complete the on-line application.

St. Joseph, MN 56374
Department of Security

JOB TITLE: Student Security Officer

FUNCTION OF THE JOB: Assisting the Security Officers in patrolling and maintaining the safety of the college and Monastic communities. Will assist in the enforcement of parking and traffic regulations, traffic control for special events and any other duties assigned by a team leader of security supervisor. All student officers are also trained in Security Office tasks. These duties include taking phone calls and assisting walk-ins to the Security Office and responding accordingly. Students also learn radio use, alarm panels, computer systems, issuing permits, campus vehicles, and the Traffic System.

JOB CHARACTERISTICS: There will be 3-4 shifts per week, ranging from 2-4 hours per shift with an average of 12 hours per week depending on student class schedules and campus events. Shifts are available from 8am to 11pm each day with an additional 10pm to 2am shift on Friday and Saturday. Officers will fill out an availability sheet each month. Traffic control or special patrols will be outside of these normal hours.


  • Foot and vehicle patrol of campus and Monastic grounds and buildings
  • Respond to all calls for assistance
  • Be on-call to assist with disaster situations
  • Protect the confidentiality of information gained through investigations conducted by the department
    or included in incident reports
  • Assist professional staff during emergency situations (crowd control, missing or lost persons, medicals, traffic accidents, etc.)
  • Assist and confer with outside agencies as requested (local Law Enforcement, Rescue, Fire and Ambulance)
  • Follow established procedures for all emergency situations
  • Building and door checks of residential and academic buildings and securing of facilities at the assigned times
  • Assist in obtaining information for the completion of daily log sheets and ICR's
  • Be a source of information and problem solving for students, faculty, staff and visitors
  • Provide safety escorts
  • Provide VIP protection
  • Detect, deter and report criminal activity
  • Issue parking violations
  • Assist professional duty officers as needed


  • Trustworthy
  • Dependable
  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Fair
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality in office matters
  • Ability to interact with members of the communities and guests
  • General good health and capable of periods of prolonged walking, running and standing
  • Demonstrate the ability to process situations
  • Possess ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Minimal computer skills
  • Demonstrate ability to control self and others in emergency situations in a calm and authoritative manner